LaCie, the digital storage specialist, has announced its latest external hard drives, bringing USB 3.0 to the table.

The LaCie Rikiki and the LaCie Minimus are both made out of a sturdy brushed aluminium and, with USB 3.0 you'll be looking at transfer speeds of around 5GB per second.

"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 LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0 is available in 500GB and 1TB capacities, with prices starting from £89 and the LaCie Minimus comes in either 1TB or 2TB from £109.00.