LaCie announced on Monday the release of
Bigger Disk Extreme, a new addition to its Extreme line of external hard drives that features up to 1.6TB of storage capacity and transfers data as fast as 85MB per second. Bigger Disk Extreme sports three FireWire ports, two 800 and one 400, with a built-in RAID 0 configuration. The drives will ship during the summer with a FireWire 800 cable and two FireWire 400 cables — one 6-to-6 pin and one 6-to-4 pin, — as well as SilverKeeper backup software and an included drive stand for upright use. Pricing will be US$1,199 for the 1TB model and $2,199 for the 1.6TB drive.