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LaCie's introduced first affordable NAS.
- 11 August, 2003 10:41
<p>LaCie introduces affordable, expandable LaCie Ethernet Disk.
The first NAS (network attached storage) which offers 500GB for less than AU$3000 exc.GST, this is more than twice cheaper than most competitors.</p>
* Premiere Microsoft® Windows XP® Embedded.
* Slender, aluminium design.
* Designed for Windows®, Mac OS®, Linux and UNIX operating systems.
* Expandable through USB and FireWire connectivity -> Add an extra 500GB in 1U for AU$1689 inc.GST.</p>
<p>Sydney - 8th august, 2003 – LaCie, a leading producer of storage devices for the digital content development industry, announced the newest member of its storage family, the LaCie Ethernet Disk. Boasting amazing capacity of up to 500GB, this network storage system is the first to deliver a Microsoft Windows XP Embedded operating system. Ideal for small- and medium-sized business environments, it will store, backup and share files among as many as 25 users at the same time.</p>
<p>Easy, affordable workgroup storage
The LaCie Ethernet Disk offers amazingly-easy setup and simple administration. Simply plug in the power cord, connect the Ethernet cable, power on the drive, and the drive can be up and running in less than 1 minute. Equipped with an intuitive, user-friendly interface, the LaCie Ethernet Disk can be easily accessed, managed and maintained via any Web browser.</p>
<p>"With today’s shared workspaces, users are looking for efficient and competitive solutions with minimal administration required," said Olivier Mirloup, LaCie Senior Product Manager. "Our Ethernet Disk provides just that — large-capacity network storage for workgroups at possibly the most affordable price ever."</p>
The LaCie Ethernet Disk features a Microsoft Windows XP Embedded operating system that provides seamless file sharing among cross-platform workgroups on the network. Compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems, the LaCie Ethernet Disk can also be used with other systems via any Web browser.</p>
<p>Stack, rack or stand alone
The LaCie Ethernet Disk can easily be incorporated into a variety of environments. Its sturdy aluminum design allows it to be used as a stand-alone device that, when positioned
on the desktop, can support a monitor weighing as much as 20 Kg. This drive can also be stacked with other LaCie d2 devices, or easily integrated into a 1U 19-inch racks.</p>
When the native capacity of the Ethernet Disk is reached, additional storage space can easily be added by daisy-chaining additional LaCie hard drives via the USB or FireWire port.</p>
The LaCie Ethernet Disk is available since July, 2003 through authorized resellers, specialty stores and mail order partners; and ships with silicon feet and bracket covers for stand-alone use, as well as power and Ethernet cables. The LaCie Ethernet Disk is available at suggested retail prices of:</p>
<p>80GB LaCie Ethernet Disk (7200rpm/2MB) Ethernet 10/100: $1399 inc.GST
160GB LaCie Ethernet Disk (7200rpm/2MB) Ethernet 10/100: $1599 inc.GST
250GB LaCie Ethernet Disk (7200rpm/8MB) Ethernet 10/100: $2099 inc.GST
500GB LaCie Ethernet Disk (7200rpm/2MB) Ethernet 10/100: $2960 inc.GST</p>
<p>Datasheet and High-resolution picture:
<p>High-resolutions pictures at:
http://www.lacie.com/products/images/ and select Hard drives category</p>
Renald Gallis, LaCie Australia
tel: 02 9669 6900, email@example.com www.lacie.com/au</p>
Based in Paris (France) and established in the United States, Australia, Europe and Japan, LaCie is the world’s leading producer of PC and Macintosh compatible storage peripherals. Through a specialized sales dealer network, the group offers innovative solutions for creative professionals in multimedia applications (graphics, audio, video, web design and digital photography). What differentiates the group is the design of its products, original creations by designers such as Philippe Starck, Neil Poulton and Porsche Design GmbH. LaCie is listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431).