LaCie Hard Disk MAX: Expanding More Than Just Capacity
– Simple and efficient dual-disk USB storage
– RAID for high-performance and maximum reliability
– Hub port feature
– Complete software bundle for easy formatting and backup

Today LaCie announced its Hard Disk MAX high capacity storage system for
users who want advanced RAID features with consumer-level ease of use and
style. Designed exclusively for LaCie by award-winning industrial designer
Neil Poulton, the Hard Disk MAX delivers 2 TB (terabytes) of ultra-reliable
storage capacity in a stunning package that will satisfy high-performance
requirements for the discriminating user.

The Hard Disk Max includes two large-capacity disk drives that can be set
in either a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration with the simple flick of a
switch on the back panel. RAID 0 stripes data across both disks for the
fastest data retrieval response time, while RAID 1 mirrors data exactly on
both disks for maximum data reliability.

“Our Hard Disk Max is the ideal mass-storage product for users looking for
high performance and data protection,” said Lise Manteau, LaCie’s Consumer
Hard Disk Drive Product Manager. “Its elegant design and ease of use,
combined with its competitive price, will appeal to users who have
ever-growing data storage requirements.”

Users can effortlessly configure the pair of high-speed 1 TB drives in the
RAID setting of their choice. Included with the Hard Disk Max is the LaCie
Setup Assistant for quick, easy and customizable formatting of the disk
drives. The system also ships with Genie Backup Assistant for PC and Intego
Backup Assistant for Mac.

The front USB 2.0 expansion port on the sleek, all-black polished-mirror
enclosure can be used to link to another external drive for data backups.
The multi-purposed blue LED stripe provides ambient light and changes to
red to warn of potential problems.

The Hard Disk Max comes with the exclusive LaCie One Year Unlimited Online
Backup service, which provides unlimited online backup for one full year
after installation is a complete.

The LaCie Hard Disk MAX designed by Neil Poulton is available worldwide
through the LaCie Online Store or LaCie Resellers at the suggested retail
price starting at $269.99 USD. For more product information, visit
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About Neil Poulton
Neil Poulton was born in Thurso, Scotland. A graduate in Industrial Design
from Edinburgh University and Milan’s Domus Academy, Poulton first came
into public view in 1989 as the creator of “the ageing pens,” pens made
from a “living,” wearing plastic that changes color and form with use.
Today, Neil Poulton designs and develops best-selling, award-winning
products for a variety of international clients including LaCie & Artemide.
Since 1991, Poulton has lived and worked in Paris, France.

About LaCie
Located in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong
Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for PC,
Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color
monitors that help professionals and everyday users easily manage their
digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original
designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie
is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit
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