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LaCie Offers USB 3.0 HDDs and a Strange Monkey

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 32 comments

Everybody wants a computer monkey.

This is an actual, real press shot.This is an actual, real press shot.

LaCie announced a new portable hard disk offering that caters to those looking for small and slimmer drives on the USB 3.0 interface.

Two new models are the Minimus and Rikiki USB 3.0, both of which are encased in brushed aluminum that offers resilience from "blunders," improved heat dissipation, and is fully recyclable.

The Rikiki and Minimus come with LaCie’s Software Suite with backup software for Mac or PC. Additionally, each product comes with 10GB of Wuala online storage.

“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.”

The Rikiki USB 3.0 is available in 500GB/1TB capacities starting at $99.99. The Minimus is available in 1TB/2TB capacities starting at $129.99.

Monkey not included.

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    back_by_demand , September 10, 2010 3:16 PM
    tolhami would like a computer monkey.

    Most of our computers already have a monkey...
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    tolham , September 10, 2010 3:07 PM
    i would like a computer monkey.
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    dannyboy3210 , September 10, 2010 3:08 PM
    Well as someone with a usb3 compatible motherboard, its nice to see the prices slowly coming down. Even if it doesn't come with a monkey... :'( 
    http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11559
    http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=11560
  • 15 Hide
    back_by_demand , September 10, 2010 3:16 PM
    tolhami would like a computer monkey.

    Most of our computers already have a monkey...
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    dannyboy3210 , September 10, 2010 3:23 PM
    Yes, but those who don't believe in Darwin's Theory of Evolution will still want a monkey.
  • 3 Hide
    coopchennick , September 10, 2010 3:35 PM
    ^coherent thought?
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    nforce4max , September 10, 2010 3:41 PM
    :|

    ok
  • 5 Hide
    edawebdesign , September 10, 2010 3:50 PM
    Is dannyboy worried about 'evolving' into a monkey?
  • 1 Hide
    adrcalei , September 10, 2010 3:57 PM
    That's one ugly monkey... but the drive looks awesome
  • 0 Hide
    Zenthar , September 10, 2010 4:07 PM
    Pfff, trunk monkeys look more useful.
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    BulkZerker , September 10, 2010 4:09 PM
    Server kitty > computer monkey

    Nice price for the drives though.
  • 0 Hide
    infodan , September 10, 2010 4:17 PM
    "Your satisfaction is our eternal pursuit"

    I'll be satisfied when you stop spamming your shit on toms comments, thanks.
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    jossrik , September 10, 2010 4:17 PM
    I like the Trunk Monkies. Those guys were awesome.
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    N.Broekhuijsen , September 10, 2010 4:21 PM
    Like the initiative, but in the computer store I work I see too much LaCie stuff coming back because it's broken. Due to dutch warranty laws, we have decided to scrap the entire line of LaCie products that tend to break.

    Generally only problematic with their network drives though, but sometimes the USB drives come back too, but no more than any other tbh.
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    rolled , September 10, 2010 4:53 PM
    why would you say it offers a monkey and then say its not included..

    got my hopes up.
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    Humans think , September 10, 2010 5:18 PM
    xbeaterLike the initiative, but in the computer store I work I see too much LaCie stuff coming back because it's broken. Due to dutch warranty laws, we have decided to scrap the entire line of LaCie products that tend to break.Generally only problematic with their network drives though, but sometimes the USB drives come back too, but no more than any other tbh.


    kudos for dutch laws
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    Gin Fushicho , September 10, 2010 5:36 PM
    That's a pretty damned good price. Also, "Rikiki" Is the Asian equivalent of our "Ohahah". Monkey speak has it's own languages too.
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    JerseyFirefighter , September 10, 2010 5:51 PM
    Sh#t...they had me at monkey... till they took it away. :( 
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    JamesSneed , September 10, 2010 6:12 PM
    "Monkey not included." So how much for the monkey?
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    tsnorquist , September 10, 2010 6:38 PM
    What's FireFox's JägerMonkey doing on that external hdd!
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    kikireeki , September 10, 2010 7:41 PM
    Monkey business!
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