Amazon.com Product Description REVIEW: The LaCie 301830 Little Disk 320 GB FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive, design by Sam Hecht, is a stylish, compact, portable storage drive that offers plug-and-play simplicity and 320 GB of storage. It features both an integrated USB 2.0 cable for ultra convenience, and two FireWire 400 ports for added versatility and speed.
|The LaCie Little Disk Portable Hard Drive offers: |
- Stunning design by Sam Hecht.
- Power from the USB or FireWire bus for superior portability.
- Integrated USB cable, with no extra cables to carry around.
- 320 GB of disc space; 5400 RPM and 8 MB of cache for maximum drive performance.
The LaCie Shortcut Button can be set to launch the backup software or any other program.
Portable, Convenient Data Shuttle
Sam Hecht designed this sleek, beautifully styled drive. View larger.
Hidden inside the cap is an integrated USB cable and two FireWire ports. View larger.
The LaCie Little Disk features both FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connections, giving you maximum versatility and compatibility wherever you go. The USB 2.0 connection works with nearly all computers, and the LaCie Little Disk makes it especially easy because the USB cable is integrated into the drive, so it can't be lost or forgotten. The Little Disk is also USB bus-powered, so you don't need to carry around a cumbersome power supply; just bring the drive with you and it will power off whatever computer you connect it to. The drive's USB 2.0 offers an interface transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps, and up to 34MB/s burst speed. An optional USB extension cable is included if you need a longer cable than the one that's built in.
FireWire 400 offers speeds of up to 400Mbps interface transfer rate and 41MB/s burst transfer speed. Like the USB connection, power is carried in the FireWire bus itself, so no power supply is needed. The Little Disk also includes two FireWire connectors, allowing you can daisy-chain additional devices if you'd like. The disk itself features a spin speed of 5400 RPM or greater and an 8 MB or larger cache, giving you outstanding performance.
LaCie Software Bundle Included
Included with the Little Disk are LaCie software bundles to enhance its performance and functionality. LaCieSync: Synchronization and Encryption Software allows you to transport your important data with you safely. Just plug the Mobile Disk into any PC to access and modify your files or emails, and the software will sync your updated changes back to your office or home computer. And for added security, your data is protected by 128-bit encryption (Windows only). The drive also includes LaCie's 1-Click Backup Software (for Mac and PC) and SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac).
In addition to its highly portable features, the Little Disk is also incredibly simple to operate. With plug-and-play functionality, the Little Disk can be installed by simply plugging it into your computer. It comes preformatted, so it can be used across multiple platforms and it's conveniently driver-free. Just plug the Little Disk into any computer to access and modify your files, emails (Microsoft Outlook) or personal settings, and it will sync updated data back to your computer quickly and securely with AES 128-bit encryption (Windows only).
Shortcut Button for Simple Backup
LaCie makes things even easier by letting you launch the backup software, the synchronization software, or any application or document you want by pushing the LaCie Shortcut Button on the front of the drive. Setup is a cinch -- just install the software and set up the button action.
Designed by Sam Hecht
The Little Disk features an exclusive design by Sam Hecht, an award winning UK-based industrial designer. The internationally-acclaimed Hecht studied industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London and has designed for many leading technology companies, including Epson, Muji Japan, Panasonic and others.
The Little Disk features an elegant high-gloss, black finish with clean, simple lines. It comes with a removable protective cap that will protect the disk in your travels. Its thin, lightweight and compact form (the Little Disk measures a mere 3.19 x 5.08 x 0.71 inches and weighs less than seven ounces) allows you to easily take your photo album, MP3 library and important data wherever you go.
The LaCie Little Disk is Mac and PC compatible and is backed by a 2-year manufacturer's warranty.
Established in France in 1989, LaCie is a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. With offices and plants in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie develops and manufactures external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology.
What's in the Box
LaCie Little Disk, USB extension cable, USB power-sharing cable, FireWire 6-to-6 pin cable, quick install guide, user's manual, LaCieSync: Synchronization & Encryption Software (Windows), LaCie 1-Click Backup Software (Windows/Mac), LaCie SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac), and carrying case.
LaCie¿s 320GB Little Disk designed by the world famous designer Sam Hecht is convenient for taking with you thanks to its thin, lightweight, and compact form. Carry your photo album, MP3 library and all your home/office files on this small mobile hard drive. Bundled with LaCieSync: Synchronization & Encryption Software (for Windows users), you can bring your important data with you safely. Just plug the drive into any PC to access and modify your files, emails (Microsoft Outlook) or personal settings and will sync your updated data back to your office or home computer. For added security, your critical data is protected by AES 128-bit encryption. This drive is extremely easy to use. With 2 FireWire ports and a built-in USB cable, this convenient data shuttle can be used with almost any desktop or laptop computer. This drive is conveniently driver -free and pre-formatted for cross platform use. Launch LaCie software or document of your choice by pushing the LaCie Shortcut Button on the drive. Instantly backup work files with the LaCie '1-Click' Backup Software. The integrated, extractable USB cable pulls out and retracts so it can never be lost or forgotten. An optional USB extension cable is also included. Box Includes: LaCie Little Disk designed by Sam Hecht, USB extension cable, USB power-sharing cable (for computer with a low powered USB port), FireWire 6-to-6 pin cable, Quick Install Guide, User Manual, LaCieSync: Synchronization & Encryption Software (Windows), LaCie '1-Click' Backup Software (Windows/Mac), LaCie SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac), Carrying case, Removable protective cap.