LaCie's new Big Disk Extreme+ comes in capacities up to two terabytes (TB) and comes equipped with three interfaces -- FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. The new PC and Mac-compatible drives are available now starting at £229 plus VAT.

The external hard disk drive utilizes two internal drive mechanisms pre-configured in a RAID Level 0 array. The system can lay flat or upright, and can also be rack-mounted if you desire. The drive also feature's LaCie's new "Shortcut" button on its face, which will automatically launch any application including the included EMC Retrospect backup software.

Inside the drive case the mechanisms spin at 7200 RPM and feature 32MB of combined data cache. The drive connects to a Mac or PC using one of two FireWire 800 ports, one Firewire 400 port or one USB 2.0 port.

The 1TB version is shipping now for £229. The 1.5TB and 2TB configurations will ship in July for £330 and £569 respectively (all excluding VAT).