LaCie unveils 2TB Big Disk Extreme+ with advanced backup software

LaCie unveiled the triple-interface Big Disk Extreme+ with LaCie Shortcut Button and included EMC Retrospect backup and recovery software for Windows/Mac OS. This versatile storage solution is equipped with FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces, as well as a utility that allows users to back up files or launch any application by pushing the front blue button. The LaCie Big Disk Extreme+ is available today in 1TB, 1.5TB, and 2TB capacities.

Three interfaces in a single solution gives professionals the versatility needed to work in almost any environment. With burst transfer rates close to 90MB/s*, the LaCie Big Disk Extreme+ takes full advantage of the great bandwidth of FireWire 800 connectivity. This makes the LaCie Big Disk Extreme+ especially convenient for video editors working in SD/HD or for quick individual workstation storage.

People can utilize the LaCie Shortcut Button—the blue button in front of the drive–as a one-push backup or application-launching utility. It can be configured to launch any document or application, or initiate included EMC Retrospect Express software that offers automated backups.

LaCie Big Disk Extreme+ features the quintessential d2 design—a stylish, metallic housing crafted from sturdy aluminum alloy for portability and protection. It offers excellent natural heat dissipation which is combined with an ultra-quiet thermo-regulated “smart” fan system to prolong performance and drive reliability. A 3-position switch allows for customized power management. LaCie Big Disk Extreme+ can stand vertically to save desktop space, be laid horizontally to stack multiple drives, or be rack-mounted to fit into an audio/video setup. Several Big Disks can even be daisy-chained to the same computer and combined together to further increase capacity, speed or security via FireWire.

The LaCie Big Disk Extreme+ 1TB, 1.5TB, and 2TB are available immediately at the suggested retail price of $350. Drives ship with EMC Retrospect Express HD 2.0 for Windows, Retrospect Express 6.1 for Mac OS, all interface cables, and a power supply.

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