LaCie releases new USB 3.0 hard drives
LaCie is the name that many people would look for when it comes to portable hard drives, and this time around the company has another two models for your consideration if you have plenty of media and work files to tote around. To sweeten the deal, LaCie has decided to throw in USB 3.0 connectivity that offers data transfer speeds that is far superior to that of USB 2.0, and it is also a good thing that more and more companies are taking up the mantle of USB 3.0 by including such connectivity into their computers and devices. The LaCie Minimus and LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 is proof that size does not matter at all, delivering the industry’s fastest transfer speeds at 5Gb/s (theoretically speaking, of course) without bearing a whole lot of bulk. The ultra–small Rikiki form factor is perfect for users who do not want to sacrifice performance for mobility, while the LaCie Minimus is more suitable for users who want extra capacity without making a compromise on work space.
Both the Rikiki and Minimus hard drives will come encased in sturdy brushed aluminum for an elegant aesthetic appeal, where the aluminum does not only look good but offers added protection against blunders and drops. It will also feature improved heat dissipation that makes sure it will not burst into a ball of flames suddenly, while being fully recyclable helps your conscience remain calm and collected if you have a heart for preserving the environment for future generations. Is it just me, or do you think that aluminum as a material is in vogue these days?
Simplicity is the new complexity, and both the Rikiki and Minimus echo that in terms of design, while marrying that to LaCie’s Software Suite to ensure seamless setup and backup support for either Mac or PC platforms. Not only that, you will also be able to enjoy another 10GB of Wuala online storage with each purchase, letting you securely store and share files online to usher in a new age of cloud computing (of sorts). The LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 will come in only one 500GB capacity at $99.99 a pop, while the LaCie Minimus has double the storage space at $129.99.