Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Dec 2005 12:33 UTC
Linux Hard drive vendor LaCie has teamed up with Mandriva on a bus-powered USB 2.0 hard drive preloaded with desktop Linux. The "GlobeTrotter" boots Mandriva Linux LE 2005, and is available in 40GB and 80GB models priced at $140 [EUR 119] and $199 [EUR 168], respectively. The GlobeTrotter drives feature an industrial design by F.A. Porsche. The devices have rubber feet, a passively cooled case design, and a low-power drive that, unlike most USB drives, requires no separate power adapter, instead pulling power through the host PC's USB port.
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drive capacity
by pjjmartin on Fri 9th Dec 2005 16:33 UTC
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2005-07-08

The drive is a small capacity because it's a 2.5" (laptop ) form factor. As such it doesn't require a fan or an external power supply, but the drive sizes are smaller and more expensive.

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