Reprinted from a LaCie press release:
LaCie updates two of its double layer DVD burners to offer an ultra slim drive designed by FA Porsche for portability or an ultra fast drive in the distinct d2 design for quickest burn times. Mobile users and DVD enthusiasts will appreciate the Double Layer DVD burning capability of these drives, equipped with FireWire and USB interface options for easy connection to any PC or Macintosh*. These all-in-one drives combine all popular CD and DVD formats in a stylish case, both available September 2004.
"LaCie offers DVD burners to fit anyone's need, whether they're looking to create discs while traveling with the LaCie Slim DVDRW Double Layer or burn DVDs faster from home with the LaCie d2 DVDRW Double Layer," says Salem Tirane, LaCie Product Manager. "LaCie has released the ultimate DVD technology in both its Design by FA Porsche and d2 lines, making our products not only fast and reliable but also very compact and aesthetically appealing. And the latest double layer technology comes standard on all LaCie DVD burners, allowing people to create Hollywood-length DVDs or back up 8.5GB data."
Ultra Slim Design by FA Porsche
With its thin profile and sleek design by F.A. Porsche, the LaCie Slim DVDRW Double Layer is ideal for use with today's ultra-thin notebooks or to swap data between locations. The drive's portability makes it easy to securely back up files on the road, share up to 8.5GB data with clients via DVD, and create and view personal DVDs from any location. DVD playback software allows for viewing movies on the road from any laptop. FireWire drives can operate with power from the cable meaning no extra AC adapter to carry when traveling.
Ultra Fast in Distinct d2 Design
For faster performance at home or away, the multi-format LaCie d2 DVDRW Double Layer supports a full 4.7GB DVD burning in about six minutes, and double layer burning in only 25 minutes–less than half the time of first-generation double layer drives. An easy-to-use interface allows people to create DVD movies in a matter of minutes complete with menus, thumbnails and backgrounds. Made of sturdy aluminum alloy, this product is designed for desktop or mobile use.
Shipping begins September 2004 at the suggested retail prices below. These DVD burners come complete with comprehensive Mac or PC software suites for creating professional-quality DVDs. All necessary cables ship with the drives. Double layer DVD media is also available in 5-packs through LaCie for $69. For more information on LaCie DVD drives, visit: http://www.lacie.com.
LaCie Slim DVDRW Double Layer, Designed by FA Porsche
SKU 300777 FireWire $199 SKU 300778 USB 2.0 $199
LaCie d2 DVDRW Double Layer
SKU 300923 Internal $129 SKU 300921 FireWire with CaptyDVD 2.0 $229 SKU 300922 FireWire with Toast Titanium $229 SKU 300920 Dual FireWire/USB $199