updated 08:20 pm EST, Mon January 5, 2009
LaCie DVD burner and RAID
LaCie has unveiled its latest external devices, the d2 DVD burner and a dual-drive RAID system. The DVD burner is driven by Windows XP Embedded and touts a maximum write speed of 22x. Users can choose from a USB 2.0 connection or FireWire, and write to DVD-R, DVD-RW, Dual Layer, CD-R or CD-RW media. The drive also features LightScribe technology for burning custom labels directly onto the discs.
The Hard Disk MAX dual-drive external storage device provides 2TB of capacity, configurable to RAID 0 for the fastest transfer rates or RAID 1 to protect against data loss if one drive fails. A LED stripe changes from blue to red to warn of conditions that could lead to malfunction. The company claims 60MB per second transfer rates using a USB 2.0 connection. Software is included for Windows and Mac platforms.
The d2 external DVD burner works across Windows, Linux and Mac platforms and can be purchased for $120. The Hard Disk MAX storage system carries a price of $270 and includes management software for Windows and Mac.