External hard drives are getting a lot smaller, and a lot cheaper. Two years ago, a 1 terabyte drive was about the size of a Mac Mini computer, and cost $1,000.
These days they’re very much smaller and cheaper, as evidenced by the LaCie Rikiki Go external hard drive. It’s small. something like palm-sized, and packs either 500MB or 1 terabyte inside. By the way, ‘rikiki’ is a French word, meaning ‘tiny’.
The case is made from brushed aluminium, making the hard drive both robust and good looking. No need to worry about misplacing the USB cable, on the Rikiki Go it’s attached.
LaCie Rikiki Go price
The 500MB LaCie Rikiki Go external hard drive has an RRP of $129, while the 1TB is $209 RRP.
Included in the price of either size of Rikiki Go is 10GB of Wuala Secure Online Storage.
LaCie Rikiki Go specifications
Interface: USB 2.0
Transfer rate: Up to 480 bits/s (60MB/s)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 500MB 109.7 x 75 x 13.4 mm; 1TB 109.7 x 75 x 18.8 mm
Weight: 500MB 160 grams; 1TB 190 grams
Warranty: 2 year limited
Minimum system requirements: computer with a USB 2.0 port, high-speed internet for online storage, Latest version of Windows® XP Windows Vista®, Windows 7/ Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
Software: USB Boost (33% higher speed, Windows only), Backup (PC and Mac), Wuala 10GB online (1 year included)
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