The Paris based hard drive company is going for a sophisticated style on their next releases. The latest Lacie external drives will feature design by international acclaimed award designer, Paul Poulton. The simple and classy monolithic rectangular enclosure has a blue ambient LED glow softy in the dark. The case is fan-less and air flow is assisted by with carefully thought-out plate holes.
Back when I reviewed LaCie's Ethernet Disk mini I was particularly taken by its UPnP media funnelling capacities (which still form the core of my home media setup); now they've upgraded the range of compact network-attached storage with the Home Edition, which adds remote access, iTunes media server functionality and Axentra HipServ for drag'n'drop file sharing.
LaCie the storage maker unveiled its new Little Disk family of external storage. It is designed exclusively for LaCie by award-winning designer Sam Hecth. It features thin and lightweight form factor with glossy shine surface and removable interface cover.
Backup is boring, let's admit it, but a shiny chunk of Network Attached Storage can lend a little of its new-toy glee to the procedure. My time with LaCie's Ethernet Disk mini might not exactly be the stuff of fairy-tales - boy meets NAS, boy falls in love with NAS, boy takes NAS home - but despite mixed first-impressions you'll be pleased to hear there's a happy ending.