Storage peripheral maker LaCie on Tuesday introduced its
d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface, an external hard drive storage system for Macs and PCs expected to debut in the US this September with capacities ranging from 160GB to 250GB. The new drives feature USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 interfaces, 7200RPM drive mechanisms with 8MB buffers, and fan-free stackable aluminum alloy enclosures. Also included is LaCie Storage utilities, Silverkeeper backup software and Silverlining Pro drive management software. Prices run $US199 for the 160GB model, $249 for the 200GB model and $279 for the 250GB model. Worldwide availability is expected to begin in November.