LaCie has announced it has boosted the capacity of its d2 SAFE Hard Drive to 1TB in a compact 2 x 6 x 7in casing.

The d2 SAFE hard drive is designed to keep intruders away from private data, and comes equipped with a biometric sensor, 128-bit AES hardware encryption technology, and chain lock port for maximum protection against unauthorized use.

Up to 10 fingerprints (five users with minimum two prints each) can be registered with personal and customized access privileges such as full access to the disk (read/write) or read-only. Once registered, a simple finger swipe locks and unlocks the disk.

According to LaCie, 1TB capacity allows users to store millions of documents and presentations, 333,000 high-resolution photos, 250,000 MP3s, or 358 movies. It comes in LaCie’s d2 design made of sturdy aluminium alloy with three interfaces - FireWire 800/400 and USB 2.0.

LaCie d2 SAFE Hard Drive 1TB will be available at the end of June at the suggested retail price of £389. The 500GB model is currently available via LaCie’s specialised online and retail dealer network, or through LaCie direct.