Macworld2008: LaCie launches 1.3-inch Little Disk

LaCie and Samsung have revealed the results of their team up on 1.3-inch hard disk technology for micro storage devices.

The resulting product is a 1.3-inch version of LaCie "Little Disk" - the littlest yet in terms of dimensions, but available in 30GB or 40GB versions.

The company has also announced an update to the credit card-sized USB Key Max.

With USB connectivity and driver-free, plug-and-play installation, the Little Disk and the USB Key Max are compatible with any computer running Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher or Linux 2.4 or 2.6.

Both devices offer 128-bit encryption, come preloaded with LaCie's "1-Click" Backup Software for PC and Mac and SilverKeeper Backup Software for Mac to regularly back up data.

Also bundled for Windows is LaCieSync synchronization and encryption software that syncs all your your stuff to your computer.

The claim is that the 40GB 1.3-inch Little Disk and USB Key Max models can hold approximately 36,000 digital photos, 12,000 MP3 files, or 60 hours of DVD quality video.

The 1.3-inch Little Disk is £74.90 and the USB Key Max is £69.00, both available now.