[NPL] LaCie PocketDrive
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] LaCie PocketDrive

PRODUCT NEWS RELEASE

LaCie Unveils the Ultimate in Storage Convenience with 6GB & 18GB
PocketDrive World's Smallest Drives are First to Include Both
FireWire and USB Support LaCie brings back popular PocketDrive
Fast, plug and play storage expansion--no rebooting required
Unprecedented flexibilityU&I connects to FireWire and USB-equipped
personal computers

SAN FRANCISCO (January 5, 2000) For content developers, illustrators,
audio/video professionals or just people on the go, the new 6GB and 18GB
PocketDrive hard drives unveiled by LaCie at MACWORLD/Expo San Francisco
today will easily be the most exciting announcement of the show. Measuring
only 3.5" x 5.75" and weighing less than a pound, LaCie's new drives are
not only some of the world's smallest hard drives, they're the first
peripherals to offer both Universal Serial Bus (USB) and FireWire (IEEE
1394) support, or "U&I" (LaCie's acronym and trademark for the dual-support
capability).

With the unique combination of features these versatile drives provide,
users have an easy means of expanding the storage capacity of USB-equipped
computers such as Apple iMac and G3 computers, and FireWire systems such as
the most recent Macintosh G4 workstations, and the new iMacDV systems as
well as and Windows 98SE and 2000 PCs. In addition, users can quickly
share the contents of the entire drive with others. The capacity and
performance of the new LaCie hard drives also make them ideal for full
backups of an internal drive, including a bootable operating system.

LaCie will demonstrate the flexibility of its U&I PocketHD Series during
MACWORLD this week at Booth #548 in the Moscone Center.

To achieve U&I functionality, LaCie incorporates both a FireWire controller
and a USB controller in the new LaCie PocketDrives. The FireWire controller
is a 400 Mbps interface that is based on a 1394 to IDE/ATAPI bridge
chipset. For USB connectivity, the drives are equipped with the new mass
storage-class USB controller and a software driver developed by LaCie. When
the drive is connected to a FireWire interface, performance is more than 11
Mbytes/second and fast enough for capturing video from DV camcorders. When
the USB interface is used, the LaCie hard drives deliver a sustained
performance of up to 750Kbytes/second. Designed with true plug-and-play
capabilities, the FireWire and USB buses make the LaCie drives
hot-pluggable--they can be removed or swapped without having to shutdown or
reboot the system. The drives mount automatically as soon as they are
connected.

For added convenience, the PocketDrive can be powered directly by the bus
power provided by Apple's G3 and G4 computers. For use with USB
connections, the provided universal AC adapter provides the necessary
power. The adapter is also necessary when using FireWire with PowerBook and
other portable computers equipped with FireWire ports.

"Our new PocketDrive line provides everything users need to meet the
storage requirements of today's demanding, data-intensive
applications--high capacity, fast access, and reliability in an affordable,
ultra-compact design plus cross-platform interoperability," said Mike
Mihalik, vice president of engineering at LaCie U.S. "For the first time in
the history of the storage industry, content developers and graphics
professionals will have the capacity and the mobility they need plus the
ability to quickly and easily share large files without having to worry
about whether the computer is equipped with a USB port or a FireWire port.
With our U&I approach, they have the best of both worlds."

LaCie brings back the PocketDrive with modern USB and FireWire interfaces.
The original award-winning PocketDrive was introduced by LaCie in 1991 with
a SCSI interface.

Availability and Pricing
Available In February through LaCie authorized resellers and mail order
partners, the LaCie PocketDrives have SRPs of $399 for the 6GB hard drive
and $749 for the 18GB drive. In addition to U&I support, the drives include
a small international power supply adapter for worldwide use, and LaCie's
Silverlining Pro drive utility software for MacOS environments.
Silverlining 98 is included for Windows 98SE (Second Edition) and Windows
2000 environments. Silverlining Pro is the most comprehensive drive
management software on the market and the only driver able to manage USB,
IDE, SCSI and FireWire peripherals at the same time.

For more information on the features and capabilities of the USB and
FireWire technologies, visit www.lacie.com/usb/ and www.lacie.com/firewire/.

About LaCie
Founded in 1987, LaCie is a world leader in the development and manufacture
of cross-platform mass storage, digital video and color-management computer
peripherals for personal, business, industrial and multimedia environments.
In addition to its U.S. development, marketing and manufacturing facilities
in Hillsboro, OR, LaCie has its corporate office in Massy, France, and
sales offices in Canada and 10 European countries. LaCie Group SA is a
French public company listed on the Paris Nouveau March (code 5431). For
more information, contact LaCie, Ltd. at 22985 NW Evergreen Parkway;
Hillsboro, OR 97124 or call (503) 844-4500, Fax (503) 844-4593. Visit
LaCie's Web site at www.lacie.com

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Yasu 3.0.3 - System maintenance app; per...
Yasu was created with System Administrators who service large groups of workstations in mind, Yasu (Yet Another System Utility) was made to do a specific group of maintenance tasks quickly within a... Read more
MYStuff Pro 2.0.26 - $39.99
MYStuff Pro is the most flexible way to create detail-rich inventories for your home or small business. Add items to MYStuff by dragging and dropping existing information, uploading new images, or... Read more
MarsEdit 3.7.8 - Quick and convenient bl...
MarsEdit is a blog editor for OS X that makes editing your blog like writing email, with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and even AppleScript support. It works with with most blog services... Read more
Apple iBooks Author 2.5 - Create and pub...
Apple iBooks Author helps you create and publish amazing Multi-Touch books for iPad. Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All... Read more
TunnelBear 3.0.1 - Subscription-based pr...
TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely. Features Browse privately - Secure your data... Read more
ExpanDrive 5.4.0 - Access cloud storage...
ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or... Read more
Opera 40.0.2308.62 - High-performance We...
Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content... Read more
Apple iOS 10.0.2 - The latest version of...
iOS 10 is the biggest release of iOS ever. A massive update to Messages brings the power of the App Store to your conversations and makes messaging more personal than ever. Find your route with... Read more
Herald 7.0 - Notification plugin for Mai...
Note: Versions 2.1.3 (for OS X 10.7), 3.0.6 (for OS X 10.8), 4.0.8 (for OS X 10.9), 5.0.2 (for OS X 10.10), and 6.0.3 (for OS X 10.11) are no longer supported by the developer. Herald is a... Read more
Postbox 5.0.2 - Powerful and flexible em...
Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even... Read more

How to build and care for your team in D...
Before you hit the trail and become a dog sledding legend, there’s actually a fair bit of prep work to be done. In Dog Sled Saga, you’re not only racing, you’re also building and caring for a team of furry friends. There’s a lot to consider—... | Read more »
How to win every race in Dog Sled Saga
If I had to guess, I’d say Dog Sled Saga is the most adorable racing game on the App Store right now. It’s a dog sled racing sim full of adorable, loyal puppies. Just look at those fluffy little tails wagging. Behind that cute, pixelated facade is... | Read more »
Let the war games commence in Gunship Ba...
Buzz Lightyear famously said, “This isn’t flying, this is falling – with style!” In the case of Gunship Battle: Second War, though, this really is flying - with style! The flight simulator app from Joycity puts you in control of 20 faithfully... | Read more »
How to get a high score in Fired Up
Fired Up is Noodlecake Games’ high score chasing, firefighting adventure. You take control of a wayward firefighter who propels himself up the side of a highrise with blasts of water. Sound silly? It is. It’s also pretty difficult. You can’t... | Read more »
NBA 2K17 (Games)
NBA 2K17 1.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $7.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Following the record-breaking launch of NBA 2K16, the NBA 2K franchise continues to stake its claim as the most authentic sports video... | Read more »
Dog Sled Saga (Games)
Dog Sled Saga 1.0.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: A game by Dan + Lisa As a rookie musher, foster a dogsledding team whose skills will grow if they're treated right. Week by... | Read more »
60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure (Games)
60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure 1.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.2 (iTunes) Description: 60 Seconds! is a dark comedy atomic adventure of scavenge and survival. Collect supplies and rescue your family... | Read more »
Tons of Bullets! (Games)
Tons of Bullets! 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Tons of BulletsA retro 2D pixel platformer infused with tons of bullets and tons of features!Fight as Kenji the Ninja and... | Read more »
Sorcery! 4 (Games)
Sorcery! 4 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: *** PLEASE NOTE: Sorcery! 4 requires a minimum of iPad 3 or iPhone 4 *** An epic adventure through a cursed citadel of monsters,... | Read more »
Building the perfect Animation Throwdown...
Animation Throwdown is a casual card game full of plenty of inside jokes from some of your favorite cartoons. It’s accessible as far as card games go, but that’s not to say that it hands your victories to you easily. There’s quite a bit that goes... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Duplicate Sweeper Free On Mac App Store For O...
To celebrate the launch of Apple’s latest macOS Sierra, Stafford, United Kingdom based Wide Angle Software has announced that its duplicate file finder software, Duplicate Sweeper, is now available... Read more
13-inch Retina MacBook Pros on sale for up to...
B&H Photo has 13″ Retina Apple MacBook Pros on sale for up to $150 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pro: $1174.99 $125 off MSRP - 13... Read more
Evidence Surfaces Pointing To New A10X Chip F...
Citing a job description for a Project Lead position at Apple’s Austin, Texas engineering labs, Motley Fool’s Ashraf Eassa deduces that development is progressing well on Apple’s next-generation in-... Read more
Check Print’R for macOS Allows Anyone to Easi...
Delaware-based Match Software has announced the release and immediate availability of Check Print’R 3.21, an important update to their easy-to-use check printing application for macOS. Check Print’R... Read more
Apple refurbished 11-inch MacBook Airs availa...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 11″ MacBook Airs (the latest models), available for up to $170 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is... Read more
Apple refurbished 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 2015 15″ Retina MacBook Pros available for up to $380 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: - 15″ 2... Read more
Major Version 5 Release Of Free myTuner Radio...
AppGeneration Software has announced the release of myTuner Radio 5.0.1, an important update to their live radio app for iOS and Android platforms. With myTuner Radio, you can listen to more than 30,... Read more
TheAppStore Searches And Filters iOS And macO...
Boston based InchWest has announced the official launch of TheAppStore, a free web based service that lets users search iOS and Mac apps on the web without iTunes or the App store. TheAppStore... Read more
2TB Time Capsule on sale for $199, save $100
Amazon has 2TB Apple Time Capsules on sale for $199 including free shipping. Their price is $100 off MSRP. Choose Amazon as the seller when making your purchase, rather than a third party seller. Read more
12-inch 1.2GHz Rose Gold Retina MacBook on sa...
Amazon.com has the 2016 12″ 1.2GHz Rose Gold Retina MacBook on sale for $1254.02 including free shipping. Their price is $345 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model from any... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation. WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: You'll be the Big Apple . You'll solve problems. You'll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
US- *Apple* Store Leader Program - Apple (Un...
…Summary Learn and grow as you explore the art of leadership at the Apple Store. You'll master our retail business inside and out through training, hands-on Read more
Senior *Apple* Administrator - Pratt Instit...
POSITION SUMMARY: Directs the coordination and standardization of campus-wide Apple systems, including planning, analysis and implementation of Apple -related Read more
Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation. WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: You'll be the Big Apple . You'll solve problems. You'll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.