LaCie has introduced what the company claims is the first compact 1TB external hard drive. Dubbed the Bigger Disk, the product combines storage capacity with universal convenience: dual FireWire 800 ports, one FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 ports. The product comes in a d2 design, offering fast 7200rpm mechanisms and transfer rates up to 800Mbps. Perfect for workgroups sharing large amounts of data, backing up complete systems, audio and DV use. The disk delivers a 1TB (1000GB) storage capacity in a 5.25-inch compact form factor and requires no drivers for setup. Directly attach 1TB of storage capacity to any USB or FireWire equipped PC or workstation, the LaCie Bigger Disk lets users archive and back-up huge amounts of information for personal use or to share across a network, the company said. The LaCie Bigger Disk can also alleviate network bottlenecks by serving as an efficient data shuttle. It comes with a one-year warranty and four interface cables. LaCie Bigger Disk will be available in Australia by the end of January.
LaCie Australia: (02) 9669 6900