LaCie, Samsung Implement 1.3-Inch Hard Disk Technology for Micro-Sized Devices

Jan 16, 2008
Nikkei Electronics Asia
The 1.3-inch Little Disk and USB Key Max
The 1.3-inch Little Disk and USB Key Max
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LaCie and Samsung have announced the end results of their collaboration in implementing 1.3-inch hard disk technology for LaCie micro storage devices. Available in 30GB or 40GB versions, LaCie will be offering its smallest Little Disk and an update to the credit card sized USB Key Max. Both products are USB 2.0 powered and include their own connection cable for true on-the-go mobility in an ultra-compact form.

The Samsung 1.3-inch drive was designed to offer the most efficient use of capacity per volume, while its size is equal to that of Compact Flash II cards. The development of such technology allowed LaCie to overcome current size limitations and to achieve design with massive storage capacities for pocket-sized devices.

With plug-and-play installation, the 1.3-inch Little Disk and USB Key Max are easy to use. The devices are driver-free and are compatible with any computer running Windows 2000, XP, Vista, MacOS X 10.2 or higher or Linux 2.4 or 2.6. The devices are preformatted FAT32 for cross platform versatility.