LaCie d2 SAFE Hard Drive 1TB

June 21, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | Digital | Comment |

LaCie d2 SAFE Hard DriveThe LaCie d2 SAFE Hard Drive is now available in 1TB capacity. The hard drive is equipped with a biometric sensor, 128-bit AES hardware encryption technology, and chain lock port for maximum protection against unauthorized use. “It is ideal for guarding top secret files or intellectual property, giving complete control to anyone working with original creations over who sees projects and when. It’s the only secure storage solution with professional performance thanks to three security levels and three interfaces.” said Marie Renouard, LaCie Product Manager. The LaCie d2 SAFE Hard Drive 1TB is available end of June at the suggested retail price of $579.

LaCie Press Release

LaCie First to Deliver 1TB Secure Biometric Disk
 
• A fingerprint swipe unlocks the disk
• Massive 1TB capacity in a small form factor
• Triple security: biometrics, hardware encryption, chain lock
• Triple interface hard disk for Windows/Mac

PORTLAND, OR (June 19, 2007) – LaCie today announced it has boosted capacity of its d2 SAFE Hard Drive to a massive 1TB in a compact 2x6x7” solution. The d2 SAFE Hard Drive is designed to keep intruders away from private data. It’s equipped with a biometric sensor, 128-bit AES hardware encryption technology, and chain lock port for maximum protection against unauthorized use. It comes in LaCie’s trusted d2 design made of sturdy aluminum alloy with three interfaces—FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0—for universal access on Windows® or Mac OS®.

“LaCie is the undisputed innovator of biometric storage solutions, and our capacity boost to 1TB makes us the undisputed leader,” said Marie Renouard, LaCie Product Manager. “The volume of confidential data within businesses grows so quickly – the demand for secure storage like the d2 SAFE is inevitable. It is ideal for guarding top secret files or intellectual property, giving complete control to anyone working with original creations over who sees projects and when. It’s the only secure storage solution with professional performance thanks to three security levels and three interfaces.”

Massive 1TB capacity allows users to store millions of documents and presentations, 333,000 hi-res photos, 250,000 MP3s or 358 movies. LaCie d2 SAFE provides ultra-secure and convenient data access control via fingerprint recognition. Up to 10 fingerprints (five users with minimum two prints each) can be registered with personal and customized access privileges such as full access to the disk (read/write) or read-only. Once registered, a simple finger swipe locks and unlocks the disk if users need to step away from their desk for a meeting or to run an errand.

The 128-bit AES hardware encryption technology offers the highest level of data security, deemed by the U.S. Government (NSA) in 2003 as secure enough to protect classified information up to the TOP SECRET level. Files are automatically encoded on the hard disk without compromising the performance of FireWire 800.

The LaCie d2 SAFE Hard Drive can stand vertically to save desktop space, and includes a secure chain lock port for attaching it to a desk to prevent theft (chain available separately). A 3-setting switch allows for customized power management.

Availability
LaCie d2 SAFE Hard Drive 1TB is available end of June at the suggested retail price of $579. The 500GB model is currently available via our specialized online and retail dealer network, or through LaCie direct. Disks ship with all cables necessary for immediate use, as well as 1-Click Backup Software for Windows/Mac. Product details can be found at www.lacie.com.

About LaCie
Located in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for PC, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates 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. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit www.lacie.com.



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