updated 08:25 am EST, Mon March 31, 2003
LaCie last week announced it began shipping its new line of desktop in capacities of up to 500GB. The drives use LaCie d2 slim, aluminum case design and feature two FireWire connectors to permit daisy-chaining additional drives without the use of a hub. The drives also include a USB 2.0/USB 1.1 connection. The drives are now available in 200GB ($470 for 2MB buffer/7200 rpm drive), 250GB ($600 for 8MB/7200rpm), 400GB ($850), and 500GB ($1100). Each drives includes a one-year warranty, three cables (USB 2.0, 6-pin FireWire-to-FireWire 800, and FireWire 800-to-FireWire 800), and LaCie Silverlining Pro for Mac OS 9 (although drive operation at 800Mbps speeds requires Mac OS X).