* Ultra-speedy desktop hard drive up to 500GB

* SATA II 3Gbits interface speed for blazing throughput

* Hot-pluggable and bootable on Windows and Mac OS X

* Fast backup with included LaCie Backup Software

PORTLAND, OR (September 2006) — Today LaCie=20
unleashed the d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard Drive=20
Series, ultra-speedy desktop hard drives with=20
interface speeds up to 3Gbit/s(twice as fast as=20
LaCie’s first-generation SATA I 1.5Gbits drives.=20
=46aster interface transfer rates provide enough=20
bandwidth for even the most demanding audio/video=20
applications and small server/IT workstations,=20
especially when multiple drives are striped=20
together in a software RAID. Boot Windows or Mac=20
natively from the drive or use it as a=20
cost-effective back up solution with included=20
LaCie software. LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard=20
Drives Series offer up to an amazing 500GB on one=20
disk for ultimate capacity and speed in a sleek=20
d2 case.

“LaCie has lead the way with making external SATA=20
hard drives accessible and affordable for early=20
adopters,” said Olivier Mirloup, LaCie Hard Drive=20
Business Unit Manager. “Our new d2 SATA II 3Gbits=20
Hard Drives are faster than the previous=20
generation and the best alternative to=20
high-priced SCSI. You’ll see more adoption of=20
eSATA in 2007 as many desktop and even laptop=20
computers adopt this new external interface=20
natively, or with optional cards.”

LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard Drive Series utilize=20
the newest SATA drives with Native Command=20
Queuing and a 16MB cache for increased=20
performance. The 500GB drive has a smart fan that=20
shuts off when not in use. The sleek and compact=20
d2 case can stand vertically to save desktop=20
space, be laid horizontally to stack multiple=20
drives, or rack-mounted to fit into an=20
audio/video setup.

LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits Hard Drives are available=20
immediately from LaCie direct and widely=20
available via LaCie’s specialized dealer network=20
later this month. LaCie Backup Software for=20
PC/Mac is included for fast backups. SATA=20
PCI/PCMCIA cards are available through LaCie, and=20
drives are backwards compatible with previous=20
generation LaCie d2 SATA I 2-port cards, which=20
will power two drives simultaneously and offer up=20
to 1.5Gbits speed per bus. For more product=20
information, visit www.lacie.com=20
(http://www.lacie.com/) .

LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits 250GB $149.99

LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits 320GB $179.99

LaCie d2 SATA II 3Gbits 500GB $279.99

About LaCie
LaCie creates external storage solutions and=20
color monitors that help professionals and=20
everyday users easily manage their digital lives.=20
Powerful technology combined with unique designs=20
by the internationally acclaimed Philippe Starck,=20
Neil Poulton, Porsche Design GmbH, Ora-=CFto and=20
Karim Rashid make LaCie the world leader in=20
storage innovation. Established in France in=20
1989, LaCie is now headquartered in North=20
America, Europe and Asia and listed on the Paris=20
Nouveau Marche (code 5431). For more information,=20
visit www.lacie.com.