Minimalist External HDD – Neil Poulton Design

Some of you might wonder how someone could design a hard drive and make it sexy in a minimalist kinda way.

Well, have a goosey at LaCie’s Hard Disk. Designed by the Scottish born, Paris based Neil Poulton; its subtle black design blends perfectly into dark workstations, home entertainment setups and my Bauhaus inspired mansion……………..

Connectivity comes in USB 2.0, eSATA and FireWire 400 offerings so you can hook up via USB 2.0 to share files or, if speed is of the esscence, the eSATA offers a fast transfer rate of up to 80MB/s.

With two FireWire ports, it can connect to your computer and to another device like a camcorder or camera. This is all plug & play and offers automatic formatting with LaCie Setup Assistant.

For 500gig you’re looking at £110 or there abouts whereas the 1TB version stomps (albeit in black patent boots) in at £210 all but coppers.