Pinnacle Systems tested and approved the use of two striped 500GB LaCie Big Disk Extreme drives with CinéWave RT and CinéWave RT Pro. By connecting one unit to the Apple Power Mac's built-in FireWire port and the other to a LaCie FireWire 800 PCI Card, video professionals can edit uncompressed video and use real-time effects offered by CinéWave.
LaCie introduced the Big Disk Extreme in January 2004 at Macworld Expo San Francisco. Drives include all cables needed for use with the dual FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and iLink/DV ports—for professionals working with audio and video on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Suggested retail prices for Big Disk Extremes are: 320GB/$369, 400GB/$449, 500GB/$549. LaCie FireWire 800 PCI Cards include three FireWire 800 ports and retail at $69. Both products are available through LaCie authorized resellers including the Apple Store.www.lacie.com