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September 20, 2009

LaCie puts out a new portable DVD-RW drive – Wanna buy it??

LaCie puts out a new portable DVD-RW drive – but who will buy it?

LaCie Portable DVD±RW, Design by Sam Hecht

LaCie Portable DVD

LaCie Portable DVD

Product Specifications

LaCie Portable DVD±RW

LaCie Portable DVD±RW

  • Product Type:

External Hard drive

  • Capacity:

500 GB

  • Data Transfer Rate:

35 MB/s

  • Rotational Speed:

5400 RPM

  • Interface:

1 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 PIN USB Type A

  • Buffer Size:

8 MB

  • Form Factor:

2.5″

  • Dimensions (WXDXH):

8.1 x 12.9 x 1.8 cm

  • Weight:

0.195 Kg

  • Compliant Standards:

128-bit AES

  • Warranty:

2 Years Manufacturer Warranty

 
 

LcCie Portable DVD-Suite

LcCie Portable DVD-Suite

 
It’s nice in its way. It will play DVDs, it’ll write data on ‘em, it’ll even inscribe them with text and graphics if you care to utilize the Lightscribe function. But I can hardly think of a single situation in which something like this would be needed. Can you?

I mean, netbooks would croak after powering this thing for half an hour. Every regular-sized laptop worth its salt has a DVD drive already. The market for these must just be incredibly small.

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