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LaCie presents today LaCie Rugged XL: A Resilient, High Capacity, Hard Disk for Creative Desktops!
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France 14 April  2009 - Today LaCie announced the Rugged XL, a super-sized
expansion to LaCie's award-winning line of Rugged hard drives. Showcasing
more than just its extra-large exterior, the Rugged XL doubles capacity to
1TB, and will surely amplify the style of any creative desktop.

 




Rugged XL leverages the design and durability of the popular Rugged drive,
offering aluminum casing for superior protection on your desktop, as well
as
the signature orange rubber sleeve. Taking advantage of the Rugged's
reputation for resilience, the Rugged XL also features an internal bumper
and heat dissipating features, making the LaCie Rugged XL able to withstand
the challenges and blunders that can occur on anyone's desk.



Suited for speed-intensive applications or for large-scale backups, the
Rugged XL is versatile and compatible with both Mac and PC environments. In
addition, it supports two key interfaces: Hi-Speed USB for universal
compatibility, and the extreme speed of eSATA 3Gb/s. The new drive also
includes a complete software bundle for easy formatting with LaCie Setup
Assistant, as well as Genie Backup Assistant software for Windows users and
Intego Backup Assistant software for Mac users.



"Since the launch of the original Rugged drive, users have shared stories
of
admiration for the robust materials, functionality and design of the Rugged
family of hard drives," said Lise Manteau, Desktop Hard Disk Product
Manager. "It was a natural progression to expand the Rugged family and
offer
customers the same durability and style in a solution suited for
safeguarding data in the desktop environment."



The LaCie Rugged XL makes a statement on your desktop, combining a durable
design and colorful presence. Its warm orange LED strip on its underside
underscores LaCie's dedication to superior design and functionality. With
its unconventional, uncomplicated, and usable design, the Rugged XL stands
above other desktop solutions.



Availability

The LaCie Rugged XL will be available in a 1TB capacity, through the LaCie
Online Store, LaCie Reseller+ or LaCie Corner. For more information, visit
www.lacie.com/intl.



About Neil Poulton

Neil Poulton was born in Thurso, Scotland.  A graduate in Industrial Design
from Edinburgh University and Milan's Domus Academy, Poulton first came
into
public view in 1989 as the creator of "the ageing pens," pens made from a
"living," wearing plastic that changes color and form with use.  Today,
Neil
Poulton designs and develops best-selling, award-winning products for a
variety of international clients including LaCie & Artemide.  Since 1991,
Poulton has lived and worked in Paris, France.
  www.neilpoulton.com



About LaCie

Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong
Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for
Windows,
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.



Last Updated on Sunday, 03 May 2009 19:05
 

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