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Appeared on: Thursday, September 09, 2010
LaCie Introduces the Compact Mobile and Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drives

LaCie debuts today USB 3.0 hard drives for your desktop or pocket - the LaCie Minimus and LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0.

Proving size does matter, LaCie delivers the fastest transfer speeds at 5Gb/s in its ultra-small Rikiki form factor and the LaCie Minimus ? for users that enjoy their terabytes as much as desk space.

Complementing their small sizes, the Rikiki and Minimus hard drives are encased in sturdy brushed aluminum. The aluminum offers resilience from blunders, improved heat dissipation, and is fully recyclable.

The Rikiki and Minimus come with LaCie's Software Suite to ensure easy setup and backup support for Mac or PC. Additionally, each product comes with 10GB of Wuala online storage so you can securely store and share files online.

The LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 is available in 500GB/1TB capacities starting at $99.99. The LaCie Minimus is available in 1TB/2TB capacities starting at $129.99. Both products are available through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Corner, and LaCie Reseller+.

Specifications:

LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0

Capacity : 500 GB / 1TB
Interface : USB 3.0 (USB 2.0-compatible)
Interface Transfer Rate : USB 3.0: up to 5Gb/s (600MB/s)
USB 2.0: up to 480Mb/s (60MB/s)
Software: LaCie Setup Assistant; LaCie Backup Assistant (PC and Mac), 10GB Wuala Secure Online Storage (1 year included)
Size : 75 x 118.5 x 13.4 mm / 2.9 x 4.6 x 0.52 in.
Weight : 176 g / 6.2 oz.

System Requirements :

- Computer with a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
- High-speed internet for online storage
- Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6
- Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended

Box Content:
- LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0
- USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
- Quick Install Guide

Warranty: 2-Year Limited Warranty



LaCie Minimus USB 3.0

Capacity: 1 TB/ 2TB
Interface: USB 3.0 (USB 2.0-compatible)
Interface Transfer Rate : USB 3.0: up to 5Gb/s (600MB/s)
USB 2.0: up to 480Mb/s (60MB/s)
Software : LaCie Setup Assistant; LaCie Backup Assistant (PC and Mac), 10GB Wuala Secure Online Storage (1 year included)
Size: 110.7 x 29.4 x 172.8 mm / 4.4 x 1.2 x 6.8 in.
Weight: 850 g / 1.87 lbs.

System Requirements:

- Computer with a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
- High-speed internet for online storage
- Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6
- Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended

Box Content:
- LaCie Minimus
- USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
- External power supply
- Quick Install Guide

Warranty: 2-Year Limited Warranty



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