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LACIE'S NEW Brick external hard drives aren't toys, but the resemblance to the popular stackable Lego blocks is unmistakable. Available in vibrant red, white and blue colors, Brick drives hold 160 to 500 gigabytes (GB) of data in the rectangular desktop version (4.4 × 7.4 × 1.7 in.) and 40 to 120 GB in the squarish mobile version (4.4 × 5.1 × 0.78 in.).

Desktop versions feature higher-performance drives that spin at 7,200 rpm, seek times of less than 11 milliseconds (ms) and USB 2.0 interfaces. Mobile drives spin at 5,400 rpm, with seek times of less than 12 ms. They are available in USB 2.0 or dual Firewire 400/USB 2.0 models.

Suggested retail prices are $99.99 to $399.99, depending on model and drive size. For more information, visit

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