updated 07:30 pm EST, Mon November 12, 2001
Castlewood today announced its "4 in 1" combination FireWire 2.2GB drive as well as shipment of its new ORB 5.7GB drives.
Castlewood's "4 in 1" combination FireWire 2.2GB drive offers four interfaces in a single drive, including PCMCIA, USB1.1 and SCSI connectivity through the purchase of optional cables. The $250 drive offers a 12.2 MB/second maximum sustained data transfer rate and is bundled with 2.2GB disk, interface cable, power supply, user manual, installation software and ORB FireWire Tools software for both Mac and PC. Cartridges are $30.
Castlewood is now shipping its next generation of its ORG 5.7GB, a removable media-based drive that offers 5.7GB storage per cartridge. It is available with both an EIDE interface (no pricing available; shipping now) and a $400 FireWire/USB 1.1 combo version, which is due in December. Cartridges for the next-generation Orb 5.7GB are $60 each.