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LaCie Shipping New 110GB 11MB/s SuperDLT Tape Drive For $5000

Provides Content Developers, Large Corporate Departments with the Capacity and Performance to Carry Out Fast, Single-cartridge Backups (July 19, 2001)
LaCie announced today that it is now shipping its new Super DLT220 (Digital Linear Tape) drive. Incorporating SuperDLT linear recording technology, the Super DLT220 drive provides a native capacity of 110GB (220GB compressed) and a transfer rate of 11MB/sec.

In addition to offering three times the capacity of existing DLT tape drives, the LaCie Super DLT drive is 75% faster. These capabilities, plus reliability and the convenience of not having to pre-format media, give current DLT tape drive users compelling reasons to upgrade to the new Super DLTtape drive. To simplify the transition, the drive is designed to provide backward-read compatibility with DLTtape 4000, 7000 or 8000 series and the DLT1drives.


The LaCie drive's higher capacity and improved throughput were achieved through advances in magnetic tape technology. Unlike traditional magnetic servo tape products which must reserve part of the front side of the media for servo activity, the Super DLTtape
system embeds this head locating information on the tape's unused back side so 100% of the front side of the media can be used for data recording.

Designed to minimize tape tension and wear, the LaCie SuperDLTtape drive offers a head life of 30,000 hours, a 250,000-hour MTBF at 100% duty cycle, and 1,000,000-pass media durability.

Analysts at IDC predict that the DLT portion of the worldwide tape drive market will reach 75% of the market's total shipments by 2003.

For graphics professionals and businesses with lower storage requirements, LaCie offers two additional DLT products:

·The LaCie DLT1 offers both outstanding performance and competitive pricing for users with powerful workstations. An entire small-to-medium sized server or workstation can be backed up on a single 40/80GB DLTIV cartridge, at 3MB/s.

·With a 6MB/s transfer rate, the LaCie DLT 8000 is best matched to environments where the backup window is critical and data size is greater. Each cartridge can hold up to 80GB of compressed data. Offering backward compatibility, the DLT 8000 is the perfect solution for users migrating from DLT 2000, 4000 or 7000.

By combining Dantz Retrospect Backup software with its SuperDLTtape drive, LaCie offers blends the ability to schedule and prioritize unattended backup with the power to restore single files or an entire hard disk to any computer on the network.

Availability, Pricing
LaCie's new SuperDLTtapeI drives connect to workstations or servers using a fast wide SCSI interface and support leading operating system environments including UNIX, Linux, NetWare, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Mac OS.

The Super DLT220 drive is available through LaCies accredited resellers and mail order partners with an MSRP of $4,999. A complete backup solution, the drive is bundled with Retrospect Server software and a 5-client license. Additional 110/220GB cartridges are available for a suggested list price of $159 each.


Also available with Retrospect Server software and a 5-client license is LaCie's DLT1 40/80GB drive with an unprecedented list price of $1,699 and the DLT 8000 40/80GB-capacity drive at $3,499.


About LaCie
Founded in 1987, LaCie is a world leader in the development and manufacture of cross-platform mass storage, digital video and color-management computer peripherals for personal, business, industrial and multimedia environments. In addition to its U.S. development, marketing and manufacturing facilities in Hillsboro, OR, LaCie has its corporate office in Massy, France, and sales offices in Canada and 10 European countries. LaCie Group SA is a French public company listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431). For more information, contact LaCie, Ltd. at 22985 NW Evergreen Parkway; Hillsboro, OR 97124 or call (503) 844-4500, Fax (503) 844-4593. Visit LaCies Web site at www.lacie.com


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EDITORS NOTE: For a review unit, slide or digital photo, contact Andy Marken (408) 986-0100 or email andy@markencom.com. Digital photos are also available for downloading from the Image Bank at LaCies Web site.


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