updated 04:10 pm EDT, Tue September 2, 2003
LaCie today announced it will be shipping later this month its newest designed by the famous team at Porsche Design GmbH. The new drives feature up to 7200 rpm 3.5" disks: USB 2.0 versions will be available in 40GB ($100), 80GB ($150), and 160GB ($200) capacities; while FireWire 400 models of 80GB ($160), 160GB ($200), and 250GB ($300) will be available. The drives ship with LaCie's Storage Utilities for Mac OS 8/9 and LaCie's Silverkeeper backup software.
LaCie also announced a newly designed line of DVD drives with both DVD-RW and DVD+RW support and available with either USB 2.0 or FireWire connectivity as well. It is also offering the 52x CD-RW drive in the same stylish design with both FW ($100) and USB 2.0 ($90) connectivity. The FireWire DVD±RW Drives include Sonic MyDVD Video Suite, ArcSoft ShowBiz, and Toast Lite for Mac.