LaCie announced the Little Big Disk Quadra, a new external storage solution available in 400GB and 500GB capacities.
As fast as the thoroughbred LaCie Big Disk Extreme+ desktop drive, the Little Big Disk has been designed by Neil Poulton to offer quiet operation and superior heat dissipation with an integrated fanless cooling system. Ensuring superior reliability thanks to its aluminum heat-sink design, the Little Big Disk Quadra will be available in 400GB and 500GB versions with either 7200 or 5400 RPM drives, respectively. Quadruple interface allows universal connectivity for true cross-platform compatibility.
Equipped with one eSATA 3Gbits, two FireWire 800, and one USB 2.0 port, the Little Big Disk Quadra is FireWire 400 compatible thanks to an included FireWire 800 to FireWire 400 cable. The device is bus-powered with FireWire 800 for true in-the-field mobility and is bootable with FireWire for Mac OSX or eSATA for Windows. It offers built-in RAID 0 capabilities to reach up to 110MB/s burst transfer rates when using eSATA or up to 80MB/s if using FireWire 800, while also being the quietest drive in its capacity. Weighing in at a little over 1.4 pounds, the sturdy Little Big Disk Quadra is up to 60 percent lighter than conventional desktop drives, enabling it to be a perfect portable companion for audio/video professionals looking for power and comfort.