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LaCie has expanded its range of biometric hard drives to offer a greater choice of capacities.

The ranges are 40-120GB for the Mobile Edition and 160-500GB for the Desktop Edition.

All the models use a USB 2.0 interface and are compatible with both Windows and Mac OS, and of course they all have the biometric feature that protects your data in conjunction with LaCie's software.

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The Desktop Edition drives house a 7,200rpm drive. They measure 188 x 116 x 44mm (HxWxD), weigh 990g, and come in a choice of three capacities. The 160GB model has 8MB cache and costs £109, The 320GB version has 16MB cache and retails at £149, At the top of the tree is the 500GB, also with 16MB cache at £219

If you're on the move, you'll appreciate the pocket-sized Mobile Edition of the Safe which measures 138 x 80 x 25mm (HxWxD) and weighs 230g. The 80GB has a spin speed of 5,400rpm and costs £109, or you can have a larger 120GB version with a slower 4,200rpm speed for £129.

LaCie has also announced two SAFE Mobile drives with built-in encryption, which should reassure the more paranoid user. In the US the 80GB costs $219.99, which is a premium of $50 over the non-encryption SAFE, while the 120GB costs $299.99 - a premium of $20. ®

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