LaCie launches PocketDrives in the Middle East

LaCie has launched its range of portable external hard drives, called PocketDrive, in the region, through distributors ProTechnology

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By  Mark Sutton Published  May 29, 2002

French storage technology specialists LaCie has announced the launch of its PocketDrive line in the Middle East. The PocketDrive, a 60GB small form factor external hard drive, will be available through master distributor PRO TECHnology.

The PocketDrive weighs less than one pound, and measures 3.5x5.75x1”, but has a 60GB capacity, enough to store up to twenty hours of video or seventy hours of CD-quality audio. The drive supports both USB and FireWire for hot swappable plug and play connectivity.

“Our high-capacity PocketDrives are ideal for storing, exchanging and editing large files such as digital video; and our new FireWire-to-IDE bridge eliminates quality and video frame loss,” explained Scott Phillips, president of LaCie. “Because they're faster than most internal drives, they can speed-up drive-intensive applications such as graphics, music-editing, audio/video, office application or desktop publishing. In addition, the LaCie PocketDrives feature the brand new Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor technology. This reduces the drives' noise level by 20%, making them some of the quietest external drives on the market today.”

Jamal Maraqa, managing director of PRO TECHnology commented: “LaCie presents the ideal solution by offering a combination of high capacity, mobility and convenience. PocketDrives have quickly become very popular among content developers, illustrators, audio/video professionals and people on-the-go, and we are glad to present these solutions in the Middle East with full after-sales support.”

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