[NPL] LaCie Ships DVD-RAM for PC and Macintosh
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] LaCie Ships DVD-RAM for PC and Macintosh

LaCie Takes the Lead in DVD-RAM for PC and Macintosh

Hillsboro, Oregon - September 2, 1998.

LaCie has entered the DVD-RAM market in force with a solution addressing
both PC and Macintosh desktop solutions. The LaCie DVD-RAM SCSI products
are now available, and have shipped in volume since July 1998.

What is DVD-RAM?

DVD-RAM stands for Digital Versatile Disc-Random Access Memory, and
represents the hottest rewritable technology for low-cost, high-reliability
and easy-to-use storage. A solution halfway between CD and optical
rewritable technology, DVD-RAM is a non-magnetic storage solution that uses
the speed and precision of laser optics. With a total capacity of 5.2GB per
disc, a single DVD media can hold the equivalent of nearly 3,600 floppy
diskettes.

Why is DVD-RAM the ideal storage solution for graphics professionals?

Graphics professionals need fast, reliable storage for backup, archiving
and data exchange. Although tape has long been the preferred technology for
full system backups, DVD-RAM delivers new advantages. DVD-RAM's large 5.2GB
capacity, speed, media durability and low cost compare favorably to the
lower-capacity and lower performance DAT and Travan drives. Tape is
substantially slower than DVD and is vulnerable to data loss by stray
magnetic fields, media wear-out and contamination, while DVD-RAM media will
last for decades.

Add to that DVD-RAM's low $.05 per megabyte cost (based on one drive plus
three pieces of media) and the graphics professional has the ideal storage
solution.

Why is LaCie entering the DVD market now?

Until now, the storage industry has been unable to agree on universal
standards. The early release DVD-ROM drives have been limited to movie
titles for content, since there have been very few game and reference
titles. While the industry's primary concern has been standard setting for
use with mass market video and audio DVD format, LaCie is solely focused on
developing solutions for the graphics pre-press and digital content
creation professionals. Because of LaCie's focus on the graphics market,
the company is not supporting video movie player at this time, but this
will be considered for future inclusion as MPEG content is developed for
this market.

Not only were these early DVD-ROM solutions not essential to the
professional graphics community, but relatively few useful titles were
available. Now, with the emergence of DVD-RAM technology, the best solution
for the desktop is here today. With new DVD-ROM drives coming in the fall,
compatibility with DVD-RAM media will be a widely available feature on the
desktop, and the market will be able to take full advantage of this
technology.

Why does LaCie's DVD-RAM solution offer the widest compatibility?

With LaCie's DVD-RAM solution, the technology has matured. LaCie's solution
conforms to the latest standards of the DVD Forum, published in the DVD
Book. In addition to DVD-RAM media, it can read all existing DVD-ROM
formats, as well as all PD, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD Audio, CD-DA, CD-R and CD-RW
discs. The forthcoming fourth-generation DVD-ROM drives, scheduled by LaCie
for October 1998, will also read DVD-RAM media. The net result: a storage
solution that is stable, inexpensive, and trouble-free.

DVD-RAM offers data exchange for graphics professionals, or anyone who
needs to transport a lot of data in a readily accessible format. With
DVD-ROM standards now set and with widespread adoption by the major PC
manufacturers on the near horizon, now is the time for graphics
professionals to embrace DVD-RAM technology as the new standard, the
certain choice for data backup, archiving distribution and exchange.

The facts about LaCie's DVD-RAM solution:

Capacity: 5.2GB per disc (2.6GB on each side)

Data Transfer Rate: 1.3MB/sec. for DVD-RAM, 3MB/sec. (20x) for CD-ROM

Seek Time: 120ms or less (85ms for CDs)

Size: 12 cm DVD-RAM discs, (drive bundled with one piece
of
DVD-RAM media; additional media available for
purchase separately)

Interface: Fast SCSI-2

Features: Front controls for volume, stop/eject button,
headphone jack and activity indicator

Power 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz world wide compatibility

LaCie offers the best quality

LaCie is working with the leading producers of DVD-RAM technology to ensure
that we provide the best combination of performance and price on the market
today. LaCie DVD-RAM solutions ship complete with cables, the LaCie DVD
pack software driver both for Windows 95/98 and Mac OS, a single piece of
media, and a SCSI card if required. LaCie DVD-RAM products have been
shipping since July 1998, with an M.S.R.P. of $799.

Who is LaCie?

Founded in 1989, LaCie is a world leader in the development and manufacture
of cross-platform mass storage, digital video and color-management computer
peripherals.

The Company has grown rapidly with a current annual turnover now in excess
of $190 million.

LaCie products are renowned for combining high-performance technology with
innovative design concepts. The company operates through an international
network of offices in 15 countries that sell to VARs, computer resellers,
mail order chains and distributors across the world. Creative professionals
and busy IT managers rely on the LaCie brand as a trusted solution
provider.

LaCie is listed on the French New Market (code SICOVAM 5431) -- full
details are available on www.lacie.com.

For more information, please visit www.lacie.com or call 503-844-4500

 
AAPL
$531.70
Apple Inc.
+0.53
MSFT
$39.99
Microsoft Corpora
+0.05
GOOG
$534.81
Google Inc.
+6.19

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Viber 4.1.0 - Send messages and make cal...
Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country! Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device,... Read more
Apple iOS 7.1.1 - The latest version of...
The latest version of iOS can be downloaded through iTunes. Apple iOS 7 brings an all-new design and all-new features. Simplicity Simplicity is often equated with minimalism. Yet true simplicity is... Read more
1Password 4.3 - Powerful password manage...
1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web... Read more
Lens Blur 1.3.0 - True out-of-focus boke...
Let Lens Blur transform your existing photo into true SLR-quality out-of-focus bokeh effect! Everyone needs a gorgeous personalized background for a social profile, blog, Web/UI design, presentation... Read more
VMware Fusion 6.0.3 - Run Windows apps a...
VMware Fusion allows you to create a Virtual Machine on your Mac and run Windows (including Windows 8.1) and Windows software on your Mac. Run your favorite Windows applications alongside Mac... Read more
Tweetbot 1.5.1 - Popular iOS twitter cli...
Tweetbot is a full-featured OS X Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it's the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds and animation, or features like multiple timelines and column views... Read more
Mac DVDRipper Pro 4.1.7 - Copy, backup,...
Mac DVDRipper Pro is the DVD backup solution that lets you protect your DVDs from scratches, save your batteries by reading your movies from your hard disk, manage your collection with just a few... Read more
PDFpenPro 6.2 - Advanced PDF toolkit for...
PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics! Create... Read more
PDFpen 6.2 - Edit and annotate PDFs with...
PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics! Features... Read more
Monolingual 1.5.9 - Remove unwanted OS X...
Monolingual is a program for removing unnecesary language resources from OS X, in order to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space. It requires a 64-bit capable Intel-based Mac and at least... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Zeebox is Now Beamly TV – Still Offers t...
Zeebox is Now Beamly TV – Still Offers the Same Social Networking TV Fun, Plus a New Look Posted by Rob Rich on April 22nd, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Bandai Namco Unveils Upcoming Slate of M...
At their recent Global Gamers’ Day event, Bandai Namco was largely focused on their console and PC offerings for the upcoming year. However mobile still had a small presence, with some upcoming titles revealed by the company – though few were in a... | Read more »
The Story Behind Grammar Girl’s Grammar...
Learning is so much more rewarding when it’s also fun. That’s part of the reason why recent educational app, Grammar Pop HD, garnered such a positive review from us last week. The brainchild of Mignon Fogarty, otherwise known as Grammar Girl, we... | Read more »
Pinnacle Studio for iPhone Review
Pinnacle Studio for iPhone Review By Jennifer Allen on April 22nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: SIMPLY POWERFULiPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad Video editing while on the move has never been so convenient.   | Read more »
Taste Savant Review
Taste Savant Review By Jennifer Allen on April 22nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: TASTY RECOMMENDATIONSiPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad In need of some new restaurant recommendations? This app will be ideal,... | Read more »
Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY Adds Mor...
Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY Adds More Than Just Sheep to the Liquid Physics Puzzler Posted by Rob Rich on April 22nd, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
FarmVille 2: Country Escape Review
FarmVille 2: Country Escape Review By Jennifer Allen on April 22nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: STEADY FARMINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad FarmVille is bigger and brighter than ever before, but don’t expect it to sway you... | Read more »
Doctor Who: Legacy receives big update,...
Doctor Who: Legacy receives big update, adds Perk System and more Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 22nd, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Strongarm Universal Mount Hardware Revie...
Made by: Viatek Price: $14.99 for 2 Hardware/iOS Integration Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Usability Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Reuse Value Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars Build Quality Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Overall Rating: 3.69 out of 5 stars | Read more »
Boxer Review
Boxer Review By Campbell Bird on April 21st, 2014 Our Rating: :: KO YOUR INBOXUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Turn your inbox into a task list or tune it to your own needs with this highly customizable, user friendly... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Everything You Wanted To Know And Probably Mo...
Macworld UK’s Lou Hattersley takes a look inside Apple’s A7 System On Chip (SoC) , noting that its processor module is much more powerful than other smartphone chipsets. He notes that the A7 was a... Read more
2.5GHz Mac mini, Apple refurbished, available...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 2.5GHz Mac minis available for $509, $90 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is included, and shipping is free. Read more
13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple refurbished, avail...
The Apple Store continues to offer Apple Certified Refurbished 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pros (4GB RAM/500GB HD) for $999 which is $200 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is included, and shipping is free. Read more
15-inch MacBook Pros (refurbished) available...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished October 2013 15″ Retina MacBook Pros available starting at $1699, with models up to $400 off MSRP. Apple’s one-year warranty is standard, and shipping... Read more
$100 off cellular iPad minis plus free $20 gi...
Best Buy is discounting cellular iPad minis with Retina Displays by $100 on their online store for a limited time. They’ll also throw in a free $20 Best Buy gift card. Choose free shipping or free... Read more
Updated Price Trackers
We’ve updated our Mac Price Trackers with the latest information on prices, bundles, and availability on systems from Apple’s authorized internet/catalog resellers: - 15″ MacBook Pros - 13″ MacBook... Read more
Apple refurbished MacBook Airs available for...
The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 2013 MacBook Airs available for up to $200 off the cost of new models. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, and shipping is free... Read more
Android Leads in Operating System Share Andro...
Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, LLC (CIRP) has released its latest results of its research on mobile phone operating systems for the calendar quarter that ended March 31, 2014. This analysis... Read more
Pelican Products, Inc. Introduces New Lineup...
Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, today announced the launch of a new line of rugged phone cases for both the Apple iPhone... Read more
SaveDrives – Car Dashboard Video Camera &...
Drivers who want to help reduce potential damage to their health and finances in the event of an accident can download the innovative new no-cost app SaveDrives – Car Dashboard Video Camera &... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Apple (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
Position Opening at *Apple* - Apple (United...
…customers purchase our products, you're the one who helps them get more out of their new Apple technology. Your day in the Apple Store is filled with a range of Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Apple (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
*Apple* Inc. Research Data Specialist - Appl...
…of Worldwide Market Research & Intelligence. The team is responsible for conducting Apple branded consumer market research. It is also responsible for analyzing data Read more
*Apple* Automotive Parts Department position...
Apple Automotive is one of the fastest growing dealer…and it shows. Consider making the switch to the Apple Automotive Group today! At Apple Automotive, we Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.