The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
LaCie Intros SAFE Biometric Hard Drives

LaCie Intros SAFE Biometric Hard Drives

by , 7:25 PM EDT, September 5th, 2006

LaCie on Tuesday introduced a new line of SAFE desktop and mobile hard drives, which include an embedded sensor that the user swipes with his finger to lock or unlock it. They can be set up for use by up to five users, as well as up to 10 fingerprints, and feature an internal drive lock on the firmware, preventing someone from removing the drive from the case and plugging it into another computer.

The SAFE hard drive offers USB 2.0 connectivity and can be customized per user for read/write or read-only access. The desktop version also includes a chain lock port for attaching the drive to a desk with a chain also available from LaCie.

SAFE hard drives come with LaCie 1-Click Backup Software as well as SilverKeeper Backup Software. The desktop version is available in 160GB (US$179.99), 320GB ($219.99), and 500GB ($369.99) capacities, while the mobile version comes in 40GB ($99.99), 80GB ($169.99), and 120GB ($279.99) capacities. The mobile version also has 80GB ($219.99) and 120GB ($299.99) models that offer hardware encryption for automatic file encoding.

Recent Headlines - Updated May 27th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Thu,11:02 PM
HP Envy 34c Curved Display Video Review
6:18 PM
Thinking Differently about Apple Spending Billions to Buy a Big Media Company
5:30 PM
Civilization: Beyond Earth – The Collection: $29.99
1:22 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-26: Apple’s Siri Speaker, HP’s Envy 34c Display
1:00 PM
The Display You’ve Always Wanted For Your Mac: HP Z34c
9:15 AM
iCloud: Restoring Bookmarks from Backup
Wed,4:40 PM
ACM 361: Purism, Privacy, Apple, and Surveillance Capitalism
4:37 PM
iOS Coding Mastery Bundle: $39
3:58 PM
Apple Can’t Keep a Secret
2:05 PM
Apple’s Penchant for Privacy Makes Siri ‘Speaker’ Hard, but That’s Why We’ll Want It
1:33 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-25: Apple Hires Jon Callas, Microsoft’s Smartphone Failure
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!