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Converts FW800 into concurrent 800 and 400 ports
Long-time Mac users who have Firewire 400 (aka 1394a or i.Link) devices and want to attach them to newer Macs without tying up the sole Firewire 800 port found on most models can now turn to the Yin-Yang adapter from Sonnet -- dubbed a Firewire "mini-hub" -- that splits a Mac's...
FireWire iPod cables
Griffin today announced that it is shipping the Dock400 and Dock800 cables, for synchronizing and charging an iPod using a PC or Mac's FireWire ports. Apple's newest iPod photo and iPod mini come with only a USB 2.0 cable, "so customers with computers that lack USB 2.0 ports will need a FireWire 400...
Sonnet SATA RAID systems
Sonnet today debuted its desktop Fusion D400Q and 1U rackmount Fusion R400Q SATA storage systems at NAB 2007, as well as its Fusion D500P desktop SATA storage system. Sonnet today also unveiled its Fusion D800RAID 8-drive and Fusion D400RAID 4-drive SATA disk array storage systems. The company's Fusion...
G-Tech revs storage at NAB
G-Technology on Monday added a new G-RAID Pro drive to its product line, increased the performance and quiet operation of its G-RAID drive, and added RAID 1 protection and eSATA connectivity to its G-RAID mini portable drive. The company's triple interface G-RAID Pro solution...
OWC lowers RAID prices
Other World Computing today announced lower prices on its Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID FireWire 800 models, cutting prices by $50 on its 500GB and 1TB (terabyte) solutions. The sleek external aluminum storage solutions utilize the Oxford 912 Chipset and "the leading hard disk mechanisms on the market to...
WiebeTech adds 300GB models, reduces prices
WiebeTech today added new 300GB capacities to its desktop enclosures as well as reduced on various configurations of Fire800 and DesktopGB+. Fire800, with FireWire 800 and USB connectivity, includes the enclosure, vertical stand for desktop use, three different FireWire 800 and 400 cables, USB cable...
Ext. FireWire 800 drives
TikiMac announced today the launch of the new Mahana series of high-capacity and performance hard drives with dual-FireWire 800 interfaces (using the Oxford 922 chipset). The Mahana sports a single, large RAID-0 (striped) disk volume out of the box, uses high-performance 7,200 rpm drives with 8MB of...
160GB portable drive
Other World Computing (OWC) today announced an advanced preview of the highest capacity, fastest-speed portable storage solution on the market. The company said that the newly engineered Mercury On-The-Go Pro Series 800/400+USB2 drives weigh about 12-ounces, feature capacities of up to 160GB (using...
Griffin iPod cable
Griffin Technology today announced the Dock400, a cable for synchronizing and charging your iPod using a PC or Mac's FireWire 400 ports. Apple's newest iPod photo and iPod mini come with only a USB 2.0 cable, so customers with computers that lack USB 2.0 ports will need a FireWire 400 cable for fast...
OWC Blu-ray burner
Other World Computing has launched the Mercury Pro BDR-203, a quad-interface external Blu-ray burner that supports 8X write speeds of up to 2GB per minute. Interface options include FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0 and eSATA, with plug-and-play support for both Windows and...
Synchrtotech has introduced two new connectivity products, including a FireWire 800 to 400 adapter and a CFMulti CompactFlash Eye-Fi card. The FireWire adapter plugs into a nine-pin FW800 port and allows a six-pin FW400 device to be connected. The device will allow users of...
Iomega expands drive lines
Iomega today announced new versions of two of its storage products: the high-end UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive with an expanded capacity of 1 terabyte (TB) and a new stylishly black small form-factor Iomega dual interface Portable Hard Drive with 120GB of storage capacity. Designed...
FireWireVR RAID storage
FireWire Depot has launched the CalDigit FireWireVR, a new addition to the company's storage devices allowing universal connectivity of FireWire 400, 800, and USB 2.0 without the need for additional cards. The FireWireVR features two SATA 3Gb/s hard drives with support for RAID...
LaCie RAID storage updated
LaCie today announced increased performance of its Biggest FW800 RAID subsystem with hardware RAID controller and also added USB 2.0 to its 2-disk external SATA RAID solution. The FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 dual interface Biggest FW800 RAID subsystem now comes with internal SATA...
LaCie d2 Extreme drives
LaCie has launched its fourth-generation d2 Extreme range of external hard drives. Capacity ranges from 160GB to 2TB in an "ultra-compact" metal enclosure. The drives offer transfer rates of 88MB/s per drive and 800Mbits/s per bus. The d2 Extreme offers FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 connectivity....
Maxtor today unveiled its new Maxtor OneTouch II drive with a FireWire 800 interface. Designed for creative professionals, computer power users and digital content creators, the drive delivers up to 800Mbit per second data transfer rates to quickly transfer and store high-resolution graphics, digital...
Bigger Disk Extreme
LaCie today announced the Bigger Disk Extreme, a new high-end FireWire storage product that offers up to 1.6TB of storage capacity and transfers data as fast as 85MB/sec using built-in (hardware) RAID 0 functions--up to 50 percent faster than other FireWire 800 drives, according...
Apple announces dual-2GHz Power Mac G5
Apple today released what it calls the "world's fastest" personal computer the Power Mac G5 at speeds of up to dual-2GHz. The computers are expected to ship in August (all three configurations) with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, the 64-bit G5 processor,...
Triple-interface drive handles up to 20TB in one case
Sonnet Technologies today announced the launch of the Fusion QR, a compact and portable four-drive RAID 5 SATA storage system. Like the Fusion D400QR5 that the new system replaces, the Fusion QR integrates a high-performance RAID 5 controller for critical data protection, and offers interfaces that includes...
Offers room for two 2.5-inch drives; RAID-0 or 1
Other World Computing has expanded its Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini bus-powered RAID options with two new HD-based and three new SSD-based pre-configured choices for up to two terabytes (2TB) of capacity using either Firewire 800, Firewire 400, USB2 or eSATA connections to achieve...
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Other World Computing has has announced the availability of its new OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 hardware RAID storage drive. The storage device features a brushed aluminum enclosure which holds four 3TB hard drives in hot swappable drive bays. Every drive undergoes a multi-hour...
D400QR5, R400QR5 RAID 5 storage
Sonnet Technologies has announced a desktop RAID system, the Fusion D400QR5, along with its rackmount counterpart, the R400QR5. Both devices build upon the company's previously released D400Q and R400Q four-bay systems, adding a RAID 5 controller for improved balance between...
OWC hard drive dock
Other World Computing has released a number of new Voyager hard-drive docking bundles, with storage capacities up to 2.0TB and dual-interface or quad-interface options. The external Voyager S2 features USB 2.0 and eSATA connection options, with support for both Windows and...
Voyager Q, NuCube
NewerTech has announced two new products at Macworld Expo: Voyager Q Hard Drive Docking Base and NuCube (booth S-2322). Voyager Q is a docking platform for any standard 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA I/II hard drive (up to 2TB capacity) that includes four interfaces for users to...
OWC external BD burners
Other World Computing (OWC) on Wednesday introduced its Mercury Pro Blu-ray external drives, the first on the market, the company says, that include a quad interface. This includes FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0 and eSATA connectivity options for both Macs and PCs, allowing...
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