LaCie vernieuwt door Porsche ontworpen Data Bank

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LaCie introduceert een nieuwe generatie van de Data Bank, een externe harde schijf die ontworpen is door F.A. Porsche Design. Hier kun je een Een test lezen van het oude 20 GB model.

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LaCie, a leading producer of storage devices for the content development industry, today announced it is shipping a new generation of the award-winning Data Bank holding up to 40GB of data. In this new generation, we have doubled the capacity, but not the size. Designed by the famous Austrian agency Porsche Design GmbH, this 1.8” ultra-mobile hard drive comes with a sleek, ingot-shaped magnesium design. To date, the LaCie Data Bank has received a number of distinguished international awards for design - the Good Design Award of the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, Italy’s SMAU Industrial Design Award, Germany’s Red Dot Design Award and the Macworld San Francisco 2003 Best of Show award.

Our most compact hard disk ever, the LaCie Data Bank offers generous storage capacity in a device that is barely larger than a credit card and thinner than a mobile phone. Measuring only 13mm high and weighing less than 4.5 ounces (125g), the LaCie Data Bank pairs unprecedented mobile convenience with exceptional technology – ideal for transporting up to 40GB of data while fitting in a small pocket.

"With its ultra small 1.8” form factor and true mobility, the LaCie Data Bank is comparable to the 1GB USB Flash Disk,” said Olivier Mirloup, LaCie senior product manager. “But, for nearly the same price, the Data Bank offers 40 times more storage capacity and up to 15 times faster data transfer speeds.”

Equipped with both USB 2.0 and FireWire ports or a USB 2.0 single interface, the Data Bank offers true plug and play connectivity, without the need for driver or software installation for Windows XP and Mac OS X users. Powered by the USB or FireWire bus, this drive can operate without an AC adapter. Delivering fast transfer rates of over 480Mbits/s using Hi-Speed USB connection, this drive is perfect for backup and archival of digital video, photos, songs and office data.

“The stylish yet affordable drive is the perfect gift for someone special for Christmas.”

The LaCie Data Bank will be available beginning in December through LaCie authorized resellers, specialist stores and mail order partners, with suggested retail prices of (including VAT):

• 20GB LaCie Data Bank (Hi-Speed USB 2.0) : 239 EUR
• 20GB LaCie Data Bank (Hi-Speed USB 2.0 & FireWire) : 299 EUR
• 40GB LaCie Data Bank (Hi-Speed USB 2.0) : 349 EUR
• 40GB LaCie Data Bank (Hi-Speed USB 2.0 & FireWire) : 399 EUR

The LaCie Data Bank comes with a velvet carrying pouch, Silverlining disk utilities (Mac/Windows) and SilverKeeper easy backup software for Mac. An optional AC adapter and interface cable are also available (separately) for iLink users and non-powered USB hub users.

Bron: LaCie

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