LaCie and Porsche Unveil New Aluminum Hard Drives

Posted in External Hard Drives by Reuben Drake on June 28th, 2011

LaCie and Porsche Design have joined forces before to make beautiful external hard drives together and now they have done it again. They have just unveiled two new hard drives: the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile P’9220 and the Desktop P’9230 Hard Drives.

These hard drives both have fast USB 3.0 ports and a super sleek aluminum frame that is a real beauty. Pricing for the mobile hard drive starts at $104.99 for the 500GB model, while $119.99 is the price for the Desktop hard drive with 1TB of data, and the 2TB model is $159.99. Both will be available soon.

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 FastKey USB 3.0 SSD Drive

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on November 21st, 2010

LaCie has introduced the FastKey, the company’s smallest SSD USB 3.0 drive. The device combines three technologies in one: SSD, USB 3.0 and DRAM cache. This helps it to deliver speeds of up to 260MB/s, so you can transfer 1000 MP3 or 5 DIVX files in less than 60 seconds flat.

The LaCie FastKey also supports AES 256-bit encryption. Expect the LaCie FastKey to be available in 30GB ($149.99), 60GB ($249.99) and 120GB ($474.99) capacities.

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.

Touch-sensitive LaCie Starck drives

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2009

Touch-sensitive LaCie Starck drivesThe new LaCie Starck drives are super sexy and look like melting chrome. Has storage ever been this sensuous? They were designed by Philippe Starck. The pair come in the form of the LaCie Starck Mobile Hard Drive and Desktop Hard Drive.

Some features include an LED indicator in the shape of Starck’s sign that is projected onto the table, and the fact that the surface is touch sensitive, so you can assign actions to different kinds of touch. For instance, a tap will trigger the launch of an application, while a caress can start an automatic backup.

LaCie’s Sound2 USB Speakers look good

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2009

LaCie's Sound2 USB Speakers look goodLaCie’s Sound2 USB speakers almost look too good. What are they hiding? Are they overcompensating for something? Hmmm. You don’t usually think LaCie when you think audio, but these look so nice we are willing to believe that they must sound good too. We hope.

The Sound2 laptop speakers are USB-powered, with the audio coming from Cabasse, a French audio company. They were designed by Neil Poulton and will cost you $100. Like Fox Mulder, we “want to believe” that these beauties sound good at that price.

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 itsaKey, iamaKey and PassKey USB drives available

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2009

LaCie's new USB key drivesRemember those key-like USB keys we showed you from LaCie earlier this month? The ones that were all like, hey I’m a key, put me on your key ring. The drives are now priced and available for shipment.

Designed by 5.5 Designers, the itsaKey, iamaKey and PassKey USB drives are now available for order and ready to be lost along with your car keys. The first two sport up to 8GB of internal capacity and the PassKey boasts a built-in microSD card slot.

LaCie’s new USB key drives

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2009

LaCie’s new USB key drivesFollowing up on their CurrenKey ultraportable flash drives, Lacie has a new storage solution that will have you losing even more keys then you already do. This one takes the form factor of…keys.

These miniature microSD card readers offer 20MB/s read and 10MB/s write speeds. PassKey supports microSDHC cards, and both iamaKey and itsaKey are avaialable with 4GB or 8GB of built-in storage. It won’t start your car or get you into your home, but it may still scratch a lottery ticket and they are shock-proof and Windows ReadyBoost-compatible.