For Immediate Release
LaCie Showcases the 2big Triple for Content Creators at Apple Expo 2007 in Paris
Triple Interface for maximum compatibility
SAFE (RAID 1) mode with auto-rebuild function
FAST (RAID 0) mode for maximum performance
Two hot swappable, removable hard drives
EMC Retrotspect Express for automatic backup with one easy click
PORTLAND, OR (September 2007) –LaCie announced today that it is now shipping the 2big Triple, a full-featured three-interface, two-disk RAID device (FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and Hi-Speed USB 2.0). The 2big Triple connects “everywhere” and is ideal for small and home office professionals needing performance and security, especially digital editing and graphic design. Offered in 1, 1.5 and 2 terabyte versions, the 2big Triple was created for LaCie by Neil Poulton and features an attractive new natural cooling heat sink metal design with a thermoregulated progressive smart fan to ensure long-lasting reliability and quiet operation. The 2big Triple can be rackmounted, placed horizontally, or stood vertically to conform to any office environment.
“Professional ergonomics, RAID flexibility, plug and play, and two hot-swappable drives are key components of the 2big family,” said Marie Renouard, LaCie Product Manager. “Add in triple interface with USB cross-platform compatibility, and FireWire 800 for speed demanding applications, and you have a device that was not only designed well, but is an ideal solution for creative professionals.”
For optimal security, save your digital files in SAFE (RAID 1) mode, which allows them to automatically be mirrored on to the second drive. If one drive fails, the data will remain available and will automatically be rebuilt on to a new spare drive** without the need to shutdown, making it ideal for important data archiving, 2D/3D imaging and RAW Photo Libraries.
If data redundancy is not needed, choose JBOD, BIG (concatenation) or FAST (RAID 0) for maximum speed, capacity, or a combination of both. A rotating switch changes the RAID mode without the need of complicated software configuration.
With an incredibly fast 800Mbps FireWire 800 interface, the 2big Triple built-in RAID hardware controller preserves the computer’s system resources. Allowing sustained high speeds, especially in FAST mode (RAID 0), the 2big Triple is suited for performance demanding projects, such as audio/video playback.
The 2big Triple is driver free making it fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, XP and Vista. Pre-formatted for Mac OS, plug-and-play is guaranteed right out of the box for Mac users and allows for the convenience of getting right to work without the worries of configuration. With just a few clicks, PC users can easily reformat it for Windows. The 2big Triple ships with EMC Retrospect Express for advanced backup management and data restoration for Windows and Mac. Backup can be initiated with one-click access via the large glowing blue shortcut button. The button can also be programmed to launch any application, music or photo slideshow instantly with one easy push.
The LaCie 2big Triple is available in October from LaCie direct and widely available via LaCie’s specialized dealer network at the suggested retail price starting at $399. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com.
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. www.neilpoulton.com
Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people 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 www.lacie.com.
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* Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less) and selected RAID mode. Capacity also varies depending on RAID modes. BIG, FAST, and JBOD = total accessible capacity; SAFE 100 (RAID 1) = 50% capacity
** Spare drives sold separately
1GB (gigabyte) = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB (terabyte) = 1000GB.