LaCie Offers World's Smallest USB 3.0 Hard Drives: Rikiki And Minimus

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Small is good. Fast is good. Small and fast is better. That's what LaCie is offering with their newest hard drives, which are being listed as the world's smallest mobile (and desktop) USB 3.0 hard drives on the market. The new Minimus and LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 both connect at far faster speeds than traditional USB 2.0 units, and they're both amongst the smallest in their class.


Both drives are wrapped in brushed aluminum cases, and both ship with the company's Software Suite in order to setup backups on Mac or PC. The pair also ships with 10GB of Wuala Online Storage for times when you need to remotely access critical files, but they each serve very different markets. The Rikiki USB 3.0 is available in 500GB/1TB capacities starting at $99.99, and it's designed to be used as an on-the-go drive; the Minimus is available in 1TB/2TB capacities starting at $129.99, and it designed for stay-at-home desktop use. Both units are available today, giving you one more reason to finally grab a USB 3.0 PCIe upgrade card.

LaCie Introduces the World's Smallest Mobile and Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drives

LaCie debuts today sleek USB 3.0 hard drives for your desktop or pocket – the LaCie Minimus and LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0. Proving size does matter, LaCie delivers the industry’s fastest transfer speeds at 5Gb/s* in its ultra-small Rikiki form factor – perfect for users that refuse to sacrifice performance for mobility; and the LaCie Minimus – for users that enjoy their terabytes as much as desk space.

Complementing their remarkably small sizes, the Rikiki and Minimus hard drives are encased in sturdy brushed aluminum for an elegant aesthetic appeal. The aluminum offers resilience from blunders, improved heat dissipation, and is fully recyclable.

Designed to be simple from the inside out, the Rikiki and Minimus come with LaCie’s Software Suite to ensure seamless setup and backup support for Mac or PC. Additionally, each product comes with 10GB of Wuala online storage so you can securely store and share files online.


“The Minimus and Rikiki USB 3.0 offer our customers easy and affordable options to access the super speeds of USB 3.0,” said Philippe Rault, LaCie Consumer Product Manager. “Since these products offer backward compatibility with USB 2.0, they will work on any PC or Mac with no worry.”

Availability
The LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 is available in 500GB/1TB capacities starting at $99.99. The LaCie Minimus is available in 1TB/2TB capacities starting at $129.99. Both products are available through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Corner, and LaCie Reseller+. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com.
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Mini is cool. But Lacie isn't on my list of better drive makers. I had one and it died after it went out of warranty. 3 days after the warranty was up. The three WD drives I bought are still working fine 3 years later.

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What drives does Lacie use? I know they don't make their own drives.

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