For many years now I have been a fan (and user) of Lacie hard drives. They have always proved to be reliable and the build quality is superb. If you ever need to ask them a question, support is very good too, so I was please to learn that on September 12th, LaCie today announced increased capacities for its LaCie Hard Drives Design by F.A. Porsche. Quote from press release, "New drives reach a phenomenal 500GB in a small, sleek case created exclusively for LaCie by the renowned agency Porsche Design GmbH. Exhibiting world-class style and elite performance, LaCie Hard Drives Design by F.A. Porsche allow people to easily add massive storage to a desktop computer. New USB drives are shipping now, and FireWire drives ship in October."
LaCie Senior Product Manager Olivier Mirloup said, "LaCie’s awarded Design by F.A. Porsche hard drives are quiet, easy to carry and stack, and now have some of the largest capacities available at a low price per gigabyte. These drives are the fastest, easiest way to add storage to your computer, making room for lots of additional video, audio and music files. And our 1-Click Backup Software simplifies data protection.”
LaCie Hard Drives Design by F.A. Porsche offer the choice of a USB or FireWire interface for use with Windows, Mac OS or Linux. Cables are included for immediate use. Drives are durable and lightweight for transporting from one machine to another, and multiple drives can be stacked thanks to secure rubber feet underneath.
I hope to bring you a full review of a Lacie offering very soon.