LaCie Introduces First USB 3.0 and Wireless Storage Solutions

  • Posted on: 23 September 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

lacieFor those of us who haven’t got a home LAN moving from room to room to transfer data can be a bit annoying.   This is why LaCie has released a new Wi-Fi network attached storage solution the LaCie Wireless Space. Now you can connect to the LaCie Wireless Space from anywhere in your home to store or retrieve your file from a Mac or PC.  It is already available in Europe and is due in the US next month – October.

Design as a versatile device for the home, the Wireless Space will connect to your existing Wi-Fi network whether it is version 802.11n, g or b.  It can also serve as a full-featured router, allowing you to access file wirelessly through out the home.

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LaCie Wireless Space back

“LaCie is thrilled bring Wi-Fi connectivity to the Wireless Space and deliver a truly all-in-one solution for the varying different network needs of the home,” said Julien Ott, LaCie.

The Wireless Space can act as a media server; it is UPnP, DLNA and iTune compatible, so you can stream music, photos and movies from your LaCie storage to any other compatible devices. It is also Time Machine compatible, which makes it an ideal automatic backup device for Mac users.  PC users can get the Genie Timeline software from LaCie, which will allow schedule backup to the Wireless Sapce.

Also available is the world first USB 3.0 RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disk) storage solution – LaCie 2big and LaCie d2 – a single disk version.

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LaCie d2, 2big, 5big

The LaCie 2big can store up to 4TB of data, with data transfer rate of up to 205MB/s. It include two 7200rpm hot-swappable disks and offers three RAID modes:  Fast mode RAID 0 – for fast writing of data (no redundancy); Safe mode RAID 1 – each disk is a copy of the other (protect against disk failure); JBOD mode for users willing to mount the two disks separately for schedule backups using the included LaCie Backup software for Mac or PC.

It is built with a fanless heat sink, so there is not need to hide it away in cupboard; the noise level is low enough for you to keep it on your desk or among your home entertainment systems.