"...LaCie announced today the 8x4x32x LaCie PocketCD-RW, a 6"x6" CD-RW that fits in the palm of your hand. Offering twice the write speed of the original PocketDrive CD-RW, LaCie's new compact CD-RW is the first to include both USB and FireWire (IEEE 1394) connectors, LaCie's unique U&I dual-access system. LaCie and E.P. Levine, a Boston-based LaCie VAR ONE reseller, will showcase the drive at the E.P. Levine Seybold booth no. 404 this week in Boston.
The LaCie PocketCD-RW can be used with USB and FireWire-equipped computers. The FireWire and USB buses make the drive hot-pluggable -- it can be attached to a computer or even moved from computer to computer without having to shutdown or reboot the system. The LaCie PocketCD-RW automatically detects the system interface and configures the connection, so the drives mount as soon as they are connected. For added convenience, LaCie has included two IEEE 1394 ports so that the drive can be daisy-chained with other FireWire devices such as the LaCie PocketDrive hard disk. The 8x4x32x LaCie PocketCD-RW drive is available through leading distributors and resellers with an MSRP of $399..."