LaCie Announces d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface

Reprinted from a LaCie press release:

LaCie pairs its fastest and most versatile external drives to debut the new d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface offering capacities of up to 250GB and a 7200rpm 8MB buffer with larger capacities arriving this winter. Now customers can achieve extreme throughput with FireWire 800 thanks to the fastest and newest Oxford 912 chipset, while also receiving the benefit of additional FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces for easy data transfer between Windows and Mac platforms.

“This latest series of LaCie drives merges the best of previous generations into a portable solution designed to meet any professional or everyday need,” says Olivier Mirloup, LaCie Senior Product Manager. “The LaCie d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface offers the cross-platform compatibility and speed needed for storage/backup, graphics/imaging work, and video/audio/photo editing.”

The LaCie d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface comes in the distinct d2 design made of sturdy aluminum alloy that offers improved heat dissipation to help prolong the life of the drive. These rackmountable, high-performance drives are ideal for professionals working with large audio/video projects. Triple interfaces allow people to quickly swap large files between workstations or daisy chain additional devices to the drive for added convenience.

Product Features

  • Auto on/off feature for energy conservation
  • Fan free for quiet operation
  • Stack upright or place in a standard 19-inch rack
  • Hot-pluggable for cross-platform file transfers
  • Daisy chain additional devices such as DV/iLink camcorder
  • No drivers or software needed for Windows XP/2000 or Mac OS X users
  • Compatible with Kensington locks

    Technical Specs

  • 7200rpm and 8MB buffer on all models
  • Interfaces: (Two) FireWire 800, (One) FireWire 400/iLink/DV, (One) Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Included cables: FireWire 800 (9-to-9 pin), FireWire 400 (6-to-6 pin), iLink/DV (6-to-4 pin), Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)

  • Included software: LaCie Storage Utilities CD-ROM with Silverkeeper backup software for Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X and Silverlining Pro for drive management on Mac OS 9.x

  • Included accessories: Drive stand for upright desktop use, external power supply

    LaCie d2 Hard Drive Extremes with Triple Interface available in the models below beginning September 2004 in the US and November 2004 worldwide, with prices beginning at $199. Larger capacity drives will arrive winter 2004. Optional 19-inch rackmount kit available through LaCie for $49, as well as a $69 FireWire 800 PCI Card for fastest throughput with FireWire 800.

    SKU 300768      160GB d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface       $199 
    SKU 300769 200GB d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface $249
    SKU 300770 250GB d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface $279
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