LaCie Unveils New d2 Quadra; Superior Design and Higher Speeds for Multiple Professional Applications
PORTLAND, OR (January 2008) – LaCie today unveiled the second generation of its quadruple-interface d2 Quadra with the LaCie Shortcut Button and included EMC® Retrospect® Express backup and recovery software. With the ability to choose between eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB interfaces, this professional storage device was designed by Neil Poulton to offer the same sturdiness and innovative aluminum heat sink system that is also seen on the LaCie 2big and LaCie Little Big Disk. With 60 percent more surface area than a standard design, it offers more efficient heat dissipation without the need of a noisy fan. Available in capacities of 320GB to 1TB, the easy-to-use d2 Quadra is a professional solution for multiple high-performance storage applications.
“The original d2 first appeared back in 2002 and has been a popular fixture ever since. Striving to bring the most advanced technologies to our loyal customers, LaCie feels this new offering delivers a refreshing, modern yet back-compatible look, while the device’s unique heat sink design prolongs long-term performance and reliability,” said Olivier Mirloup, LaCie Hard Disk Business Unit Manager. “The quadruple interface d2 Quadra is highly versatile to work in any environment with its blazing eSATA 3Gbits or FireWire 800 connectivity, which is beneficial to editing SD video or manipulating RAW photographic images.”
For those needing more speed or security, two or more drives can easily be connected to the host in either RAID 1 for data redundancy and protection, or striped together in RAID 0 for faster data transfers. On top of its superior performance and proven durability, the LaCie d2 Quadra is ultra-quiet thanks to its fanless heat sink cooling system, while ergonomically designed to save desktop space by standing vertically, laid horizontally to stack multiple drives, or rack-mounted. A built-in 3-position on/auto/off switch allows for customized power management.
Fully plug and play with Mac® OS X 10.5 Leopard (including Time Machine) and Windows® Vista®, the LaCie d2 Quadra features the LaCie Shortcut Button*, a blue button on the front of the drive that can be configured to launch any document or application, or initiate included EMC Retrospect Express software that enables automated backups to the device. Preloaded on the drive is the LaCie Setup Assistant, a new utility that optimizes the drive according to your needs (Mac, Windows, or cross-platform environments).
The LaCie d2 Quadra is available now from LaCie direct and widely available via LaCie’s specialized dealer network at the suggested retail price starting at $189. LaCie separately offers eSATA and FireWire PCI cards and rack mounting kits. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com.
About Neil Poulton
Neil Poulton was born in Thurso, Scotland. A graduate in Industrial Design from Edinburgh University and Milan’s Domus Academy, Poulton first came into public view in 1989 as the creator of "the ageing pens,” pens made from a “living,” wearing plastic that changes color and form with use. Today, Neil Poulton designs and develops best-selling, award-winning products for a variety of international clients including LaCie & Artemide. Since 1991, Poulton has lived and worked in Paris, France. www.neilpoulton.com
Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit www.lacie.com.
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1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Some capacity is used by the operating system for formatting and other functions. Total available media capacity may appear as 5-10% less.
* This feature is available for FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB users. The eSATA bus does not support this
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