LaCie introduced a mini external hard drive, offering a suitable companion for the Apple Mac mini.
The LaCie mini drive comes with up to 250GB capacity and either FireWire or USB interfaces. LaCie mini drive can be used to back up the Mac mini hard drive, add storage capacity, or easily transfer files to another computer with the same interface. Its four-corner crown fits exactly underneath Mac mini.
LaCie mini drive was engineered to allow for a natural cooling airflow to move between itself and Mac mini, which keeps both drives cool and safe while in operating mode.
LaCie mini drives offer plug-and-play operation and no drivers are required for use with Mac OS X and Windows 2000/XP. FireWire LaCie mini drives are also chainable with other FireWire devices. Several drives can be stacked offering the flexibility of adding even more capacity while preserving desk space.
- 80-250GB with 7200rpm, 2MB or 8MB cache
- Choice of FireWire or Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports
- Stackable for adding more capacity when needed
- Compact design
- Quiet operation
- Driver-free for Mac OS X and Windows XP/2000
LaCie mini drive FireWire version is available immediately from the Apple Online and US Apple Retail Stores and both versions will be available worldwide through all LaCie channels beginning September, at a suggested retail price of $200 (250GB). Drives ship with all necessary cables and Silverkeeper backup software for Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X. For more information, visit http://www.lacie.com/products/range.htm?id=10033