LaCie has announced the release of Bigger Disk Extreme, a new addition to its Extreme line of external hard drives that features up to 1.6TB of storage capacity and transfers data as fast as 85MB/s.

Bigger Disk Extreme sports three FireWire ports, two 800 and one 400, with a built-in RAID 0 configuration. The drives will ship during the summer with a FireWire 800 cable and two FireWire 400 cables -- one 6-to-6 pin and one 6-to-4 pin -- as well as SilverKeeper backup software and an included drive stand for upright use.

Pricing for the US will be $1,199 for the 1TB model and $2,199 for the 1.6TB drive (around £660 and £1,210 respectively). UK pricing has not been announced, though the Bigger Disk Extreme is listed on the LaCie UK Web site.