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LaCie unveils external optical drive, dual-drive RAID

updated 08:20 pm EST, Mon January 5, 2009

LaCie DVD burner and RAID

LaCie has unveiled its latest external devices, the d2 DVD burner and a dual-drive RAID system. The DVD burner is driven by Windows XP Embedded and touts a maximum write speed of 22x. Users can choose from a USB 2.0 connection or FireWire, and write to DVD-R, DVD-RW, Dual Layer, CD-R or CD-RW media. The drive also features LightScribe technology for burning custom labels directly onto the discs.

The Hard Disk MAX dual-drive external storage device provides 2TB of capacity, configurable to RAID 0 for the fastest transfer rates or RAID 1 to protect against data loss if one drive fails. A LED stripe changes from blue to red to warn of conditions that could lead to malfunction. The company claims 60MB per second transfer rates using a USB 2.0 connection. Software is included for Windows and Mac platforms.

The d2 external DVD burner works across Windows, Linux and Mac platforms and can be purchased for $120. The Hard Disk MAX storage system carries a price of $270 and includes management software for Windows and Mac.

by MacNN Staff



  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969


    USB striped raid 0 ???

    ...this I just don't understand... if speed is an option surely fw800 & esata are the call - I hope Apple will dramatically improve native eSata expresscard support or I suppose we wait for the next round of connectivity...

  1. polyfade

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Head in the Sand

    Your first round of the Poulton drives was forgiving. Why don't any of your recent external drives include Firewire 800? USB 2.0 is dirt slow for moving large amounts of data.

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