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LaCie Unleashes eSATA II 3Gbits Hard Drive Series Up to 500GB


• Ultra-speedy desktop hard drive up to 500GB
• SATA II 3Gbits interface speed for blazing throughput
• Hot-pluggable and bootable on Windows and Mac OS X
• Fast backup with included LaCie Backup Software

PORTLAND, OR (September 2006) – Today LaCie unleashed the d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard Drive Series, ultra-speedy desktop hard drives with interface speeds up to 3Gbit/s—twice as fast as LaCie’s first-generation SATA I 1.5Gbits drives. Faster interface transfer rates provide enough bandwidth for even the most demanding audio/video applications and small server/IT workstations, especially when multiple drives are striped together in a software RAID. Boot Windows or Mac natively from the drive or use it as a cost-effective back up solution with included LaCie software. LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard Drives Series offer up to an amazing 500GB on one disk for ultimate capacity and speed in a sleek d2 case.

“LaCie has lead the way with making external SATA hard drives accessible and affordable for early adopters,” said Olivier Mirloup, LaCie Hard Drive Business Unit Manager. “Our new d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard Drives are faster than the previous generation and the best alternative to high-priced SCSI. You’ll see more adoption of eSATA in 2007 as many desktop and even laptop computers adopt this new external interface natively, or with optional cards.”

LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard Drive Series utilize the newest SATA drives with Native Command Queuing and a 16MB cache for increased performance. The 500GB drive has a smart fan that shuts off when not in use. The sleek and compact d2 case can stand vertically to save desktop space, be laid horizontally to stack multiple drives, or rack-mounted to fit into an audio/video setup.

LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard Drives are available immediately from LaCie direct and widely available via LaCie’s specialized dealer network later this month. LaCie Backup Software for PC/Mac is included for fast backups. SATA PCI/PCMCIA cards are available through LaCie, and drives are backwards compatible with previous generation LaCie d2 SATA I 2-port cards, which will power two drives simultaneously and offer up to 1.5Gbits speed per bus. For more product information, visit

LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits 250GB $149.99
LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits 320GB $179.99
LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits 500GB $279.99

About LaCie
LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday users easily manage their digital lives. Powerful technology combined with unique designs by the internationally acclaimed Philippe Starck, Neil Poulton, Porsche Design GmbH, Ora-Ïto and Karim Rashid make LaCie the world leader in storage innovation. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is now headquartered in North America, Europe and Asia and listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431). For more information, visit

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1GB (gigabyte) = 1 billion bytes. 1TB (terabyte) = 1000GB. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less).


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