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LaCie intros drives with 1.3-inch HDD tech

updated 03:45 pm EST, Tue January 15, 2008

LaCie Little Disk and More

LaCie switched its attention from large drives to small at Macworld with the unveiling of a pair of ultra-compact hard disks. Both the updated Little Disk and USB Key Max now use Samsung's 1.3-inch hard drives to achieve new dimensions: smaller even than the 1.8-inch hard drive in an iPod or an ultraportable like the MacBook Air, the disk is equal in size to a CompactFlash card but holds as much as 40GB of data. This is enough for 12,000 songs or 60 hours of DVD-resolution video, LaCie reckons.

Every drive equipped with the Samsung disk is driver-free with most versions of Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. They also come pre-supplied with LaCie's 1-Click Backup for automated protection. OS-specific software is also included, the company says: Macs receive SilverKeeper Backup for scheduled backups, while Windows receives LaCieSync software to add 128-bit AES encryption and to sync data between computers. The Little Disk is available today in 30GB ($130) and 40GB ($160) editions, while the USB Key Max is available in a 30GB orange version for $120 or a 40GB black model for $150.

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  1. jimothy

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    iPod kinda-sorta-mini

    An iPod with a 1.3" drive would be great. Not everybody needs 80-160GB of storage for their music, but the 8GB nano might not be enough. Give the sucker a touch screen, and you free enough real estate to have a plenty large screen.

  1. notehead

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    smaller?

    Hang on, MacNN... you're trying to tell me that a 1.3" drive is even smaller than a 1.8" drive? No way! That's amazing!

    (Duh.)

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