LaCie has announced a full complement of products ranging from a DVD-RAM drive to FireWire tape backup, this week at
Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
The new products include: The LaCie DVD-RAM drive can be used with USB and FireWire-equipped Macs, as well as SCSI-2 and retails for US$699. The 4.7/9.4GB DVD-RAM drive ships complete with cables, the LaCie DVD-RAM software drivers for Mac and one 4.7GB DVD-RAM disc. LaCie also offers DVD-RAM media at $30 for the single-sided 4.7GB disc, and $59 for the double-sided 9.4GB disc. The FireWire-ready DDS-3 tape backup. The DDS-3 provides a compressed capacity of 24GB, sufficient to store the contents of more than 40 CD-ROMs. Using the high-speed FireWire interface, it stores data at 70MB/mn and automatically carries out read-after-write verification to ensure complete data integrity. The $799 drive includes with a 2-year warranty and ships with a cleaning cartridge, one 24GB cartridge, cables and Retrospect backup software from Dantz. The 4x4x24x PocketDrive CD-RW, a 6″ x 6″ CD-RW that fits in the palm of your hand. The LaCie PocketDrive CD-RW can be used with USB and FireWire-equipped Macs and writes and rewrites at 4X speed, enabling users to burn a full 650MB CD-R or CD-RW disc in less than 20 minutes. The drive will also read all industry standard CDs at 24X speed. The drive retails for $399. A FireWire and SCSI-2 70GB AIT+ drive. The $1399 drive can store more than 100GB compressed at 7.65MB per second. A 16x40x10x CD-RW drive. Available as a SCSI-3 or USB/FireWire product, the $379 drive comes bundled with Toast from Roxio. An Ultra 160 RAID. The TX12000 comes in various sizes up to 1.7TB with an average access time of 2 milliseconds. The drives will ship later this month.