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LaCie unveils 4GB USB Galet Flash Drive

Posted in LaCie by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2011

If you are in the market for a more stylish USB drive, than the new LaCie Galet 4GB USB drive might be what you are after. LaCie has teamed up with French luxury brand Christofle to create the design for their new LaCie Galet. Each piece is individually plated with precious silver using Christofle’s 150 year-old silvering process.

The French-finished memory LaCie 4GB drive comes in a gift box and can even be worn as a necklace if you want. The LaCie Galet is available now for £94.99 ($152) and includes LaCie’s Private-Public software with password protection.

LaCie Hub4 USB 3.0 hub

Posted in LaCie by Conner Flynn on November 29th, 2010

As far as gadgets go, USB hubs have never been sexy. Functional yes, but never sexy. LaCie’s Hub4 is trying to change that with a curved exterior and some blue USB jacks. You get four USB 3.0 ports in all for all of your SuperSpeed gadgets.

Just remember that you’ll need at least one 3.0 connector on your computer to make the most of this USB device. Aside from that you’ll just need $59.99. Sexy or not? You decide.

LaCie USB 3.0 driver for Macs

Posted in LaCie by Conner Flynn on November 4th, 2010

LaCie has released a new Mac USB 3.0 driver. No Mac ships with a USB 3.0-ready port by default, so the driver can only support accessories on a Mac Pro equipped a LaCie PCI Express adapter, or a MacBook Pro with the company’s ExpressCard/34 adapter. Either way, Mac OS X 10.5 is required.

The company is claiming that it delivers speeds of up to 130MBps for single hard drives, and 220MBps for dual hard drives. Several models are compatible, including the Minimus, as well as USB 3.0 versions of the 2big, d2, Rugged and Rikiki.

LaCie 24-inch 324i professional IPS display

Posted in LaCie by Conner Flynn on September 21st, 2010

LaCie’s new 324i offers a premium feature set to go along with it’s premium price. Of course it’s aimed at creative pros who need a 10-bit P-IPS panel, exceedingly wide color gamuts (102 percent NTSC; 98 percent Adobe RGB), a slew of input connectors which include DVI-D, HDMI, component and DisplayPort, 178-degree viewing angles and an anti-glare coating.

The 24-inch panel features a 1920 x 1200 resolution, and the stand allows users to pivot the display for horizontal or vertical viewing. The picture quality is said to be absolutely stunning.

LaCie offers world’s smallest USB 3.0 HDDs

Posted in LaCie by Shane McGlaun on September 9th, 2010

When it comes to tech gear it seems like every maker wants to say they have the smallest this or fastest that. The latest new products in the tech realm to lay claim to a world’s smallest title is LaCie with a pair of new USB 3.0 HDDs.

The new drives are the LaCie Rikiki and the Minimus USB 3.0 HDDs. The USB 3.0 connectivity allows the drives to have transfer speeds up to5Gb/s in small form factors. Both of the HDDs are clad in attractive brushed aluminum cases.

LaCie shows off tiny MosKeyto flash drive

Posted in LaCie by Shane McGlaun on September 3rd, 2010

I have a bunch of flash drives lying around my office and they are all fat drives that block USB ports and need to be plugged into a port with a lot of room around it. This is a huge pain, especially if you are on a netbook or notebook with only a few ports.

LaCie has debuted a new flash drive called the MosKeyto that is tiny and looks more like one of those nano receivers for wireless mice and keyboards than a flash drive. The little drive measures 21 x 16 x 10mm and weighs 10g. You can plug the tiny drive into the USB port and just leave it if you want.

LaCie and Symwave announce 2Big USB 3.0 RAID solution

Posted in LaCie by Shane McGlaun on December 17th, 2009

lacie-logo-sbI will be glad when USB 3.0 gear hits the market in full force. I am tired of waiting what feels like ages for my backup to complete. LaCie and Symwave have announced a new USB 3.0 dual-drive RAID solution that will be shown off at CES.

The drive is called the LaCie 2Big USB 3.0 drive and is fitted with dual discs and can operate in RAID 0/1 configuration. The drive can be had with up to 4TB of storage and will ship with backup software for Windows and Mac computers.

LaCie’s LaCinema HD Media Streamers play and record

Posted in LaCie by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2009

LaCie's LaCinema HD Media Streamers play and recordLaCie just updated their LaCinema HD media streamer lineup with the new Play and Record models. The former can playback media while the latter can also function as an HD DVR. Both are wireless and can stream 1080p media from the network to your TV and upscale standard def movies to 1080i.

They come with either 500GB or 1TB of internal storage. The Record has added DVR capability for anyone looking to get rid of the set top box entirely. Looks like prices will start at $430.

LaCie hits 10TB, upgrades 2big and 5big RAID drives

Posted in LaCie by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2009

LaCie hits 10TB, upgrades 2big and 5big RAID drivesSay what you want about the folks at LaCie, they do not stand still. They just keep upping the storage at an alarming rate. The company has announced product upgrades for the 2big Network and 5big Network devices, featuring Apple Time Machine.

The 5big device even has iTunes server support. The 5big also features five hot-swappable drive bays for up to 10TB of storage for a $799.99 MSRP. The 2big device features a ho-hum 4TB of RAID at an MSRP of $319.99.

LaCie’s LaCinema Rugged HDD now available in the states

Posted in LaCie by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2008

LaCie’s LaCinema Rugged HDDLaCie’s LaCinema Rugged was announced late last month for those across the ocean, which left us Americans wondering if we would ever get to see it here in the US. Sure enough, here it is, in time for the holidays. LaCie has announced US pricing and availability for the bulked up multimedia drive, and you can get one right now starting at $199.99.

Sizes include 250GB, 320GB and 500GB. It’s rugged in name and rubberized build. Great for the media enthusiast who plans to throw their gear around the room and do all kinds of crazy “Will it still work” tests.

CES 2008

LaCie revamps d2 Quadra external hard drives

Posted in CES 2008,External Hard Drives,LaCie by Nino Marchetti on January 8th, 2008

LaCie d2 QuadraLaCie has been busying showing off new external hard drives at CES. Another one of its announcements is the new LaCie d2 Quadra, available in various storage configurations and starting at around $200.

The LaCie d2 Quadra is designed for professional use primarily. It’s available in multiple interface options – eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB – and sports an aluminum heat sink system to keep things cool. The d2 Quadra has been designed with RAID use in mind – one can connect two more more drives o the host in either RAID 1 for data redundancy and protection, or striped together in RAID 0 for faster data transfers.

CES 2008

LaCie LaCinema drive brings media files to you

Posted in CES 2008,External Hard Drives,LaCie by Nino Marchetti on January 7th, 2008

LaCie LaCinema PremierLaCie, a developer of innovative hard drive units, is unveiling a number of interesting new products at the Consumer Electronics Show. One of these is the LaCie LaCinema Premier, currently available in a 500GB capacity for around $230.

The LaCie LaCinema Premier is a self-described multimedia hard drive equipped with USB 2.0 ports. It’s designed to hold digital music, video and photo files transferred onto it from a host computer. Once transferred you are supposed to connect it to a home theater system so you can enjoy your digital entertainment through features like optical output and 1080i video upscaling.

LaCie launches unassuming external hard disk

Posted in Hard Drives,LaCie,Storage by Darrin Olson on December 6th, 2007

LaCie Hard Drive has a simplistic designLaCie has put out its share of interesting looking external drives like the Sam Hecht designers and of course that golden number, and they’ve now added to the lineup with this minimalist design from Neil Poulton.

The LaCie Hard Disk, named as simple as it looks, consists of an unobtrusive smooth black box with few distinguishing marks other than the cool blue LED strip (everyone likes cool blue LED strips) on the underbelly and the LaCie brand name on the side. The company says it even runs quietly and cool since it has no fan and uses a “smart” heat dissipation design.

LaCie gets busy with another 2TB NAS device

Posted in LaCie,NAS by Nino Marchetti on October 2nd, 2007

LaCie 2big NetworkThe people from LaCie never seem to rest. The latest product from the bowels of this storage device company is the LaCie 2big Network, available in November in various storage sizes up to 2TB.

The LaCie 2big Network is designed as a backup solution for small office environments. It sports a Gigabit Ethernet connection and two RAID modes for mirroring each other or providing larger storage capacity. A web-based administration page lets one offer customized access to various users both in the network and for remote access.

LaCie debuts home version of NAS device

Posted in LaCie,NAS by Nino Marchetti on September 26th, 2007

LaCie Ethernet Disk mini – Home EditionLaCie has really been busy of late cranking out new storage devices. Its latest product, announced today, is a home version of its Ethernet Disk mini NAS drive. The LaCie Ethernet Disk mini – Home Edition is priced at around $200 and will be available in October.

The LaCie Ethernet Disk mini – Home Edition is a 500GB personal media server which offers Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity. It allows users the ability to offer remote access to others for files stored on it and can also be used to back up and synchronize a home computer automatically. It also lets one stream multimedia files through DLNA-compatible UPnP media players and acts as an iTunes music server.