updated 03:55 pm EDT, Tue October 7, 2003
FirewireDirect.com today announced its , the latest in its line of FireWire 800 storage products. The Spark 800 offers both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 connectivity and is available in configurations up to 80GB in a a "tiny, cool silver chassis barely larger than a deck of cards. As a 1394 'B' device, itís about twice as fast as existing portable FireWire solutions." It includes both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 cables, a worldwide power adapter and a carrying case as well as both MacDrive for Windows and Intech's Speed Tools for the Mac. It is $140 (case-only), $300 (40GB), $340 (60GB), and $400 (80GB) for the 4,200 rpm/2MB buffer mechanisms and $450 (80GB/5400rpm/8MB) and $460 (60GB/7200rpm/8MB) for the higher performance models.