LaCie has never shied away from fat external hard-drives, and now they're pumped up the volume with the new LaCie d2 USB 3.0 and LaCie 2big USB 3.0. On offer is a claimed 20-percent speed increase in the dual-drive 2big USB 3.0, together with a new 6TB model pairing two 3TB HDDs in a RAID setup.
LaCie has outed its latest external hard-drive, the Wireless Space, and while the Neil Poulton designed 1TB and 2TB drives may look a lot like the company's other blocky models, inside there's a whole lot of wireless goodness simmering away. The LaCie Wireless Space is a combination NAS, gigabit ethernet and WiFi b/g/n router, media server and network extender, basically the company's own version of the Apple Time Capsule.
LaCie has been making HDDs for a long time and the company has been going small recently with a tiny flash drive called the MosKeyto and the unveiling of two very small USB 3.0 HDDs today. The new USB 3.0 HDDs are the LaCie Rikki and the Minimus. Both of the HDDs promise fast 5Gb/s speeds in small form factors.
For a long time the wireless dongles that we needed for things like wireless keyboards and desktops were long and fat adapters that often blocked the surrounding USB ports. Thankfully manufacturers have started making those dongles so small you can plug them in and just leave them there. Flash drives today are mostly like those old wireless dongles.
Apparently, at least according to LaCie, their brand new XtremKey 8GB USB flash drive is the most adventurous USB flash drive in the market. We don't think we can necessarily argue with that point, considering we don't think many USB flash drives intend to be that adventurous. But, hey, if you plan on taking your USB drive with you on a particularly precarious mountain climbing adventure, or you've got a 10-ton truck you'd like to roll over it, at least you'll be content in knowing it won't just disintegrate.
With hardly a week passing without another case of misplaced data cropping up in the headlines, taking steps to secure the contents of mobile storage seems all the more topical. Into the fray steps LaCie's Rugged Safe, a 500GB external hard-drive that promises not only basic bump protection but an integrated biometric fingerprint scanner paired with 128-bit AES hardware encryption. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
LaCie have outed their latest portable hard-drive, and as well as being protected from bumps and drops, it's also secure in terms of unauthorised access. The LaCie Rugged Safe packs 500GB or 1TB of storage into a shock-proof enclosure, with a biometric fingerprint scanner on top that unlocks its 128-bit AES hardware encryption.
Today was the middle of the week, but it didn't really feel like it until about half-way through. At least it wasn't the beginning of the week again, right? Not yet, anyway. Welcome to tonight's edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, after the wake of the first keynote from Google's I/O, in the Best of R3, we've got a screenshot of the Motorola Cliq with a certain numbered update, and the Motorola i1 has finally launched. And then in the Dredge 'Net, LaCie has introduced a new net-connected RAID, MSI's revealed two new notebooks, and Foxconn's got a tablet that may actually rival another already on the market.
LaCie have unveiled a new rugged external hard-drive, and it's apparently the first on the market with a Power eSATA port. The LaCie Rugged eSATA not only supports transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s, but - if used with a powered USB-eSATA combo connection - can hook up with a single cable.
Here we are again with another week in review, the last week in review before Christmas! That Google Nexus One smartphone that seems incapable of staying out of pictures and video popped up again with word at first that it was good for EDGE on AT&T. A later update found that support for AT&T at all was unknown.
USB 3.0 products and accessories are coming hot and heavy ahead of CES 2010. USB 3.0 promises lots more speed and performance than the USB 2.0 products we have today. LaCie and Symwave have announced they have teamed up to produce the first USB 3.0 dual-drive RAID storage solution.