[11:00 AM] Windows FireWire Support Gets Big Boost From Mac Company
In a move that could start a vital trend, and help FireWire build a critical support level, Fantom Drives has announced that their line of FireWire storage devices will now ship with both Macintosh and Windows compatibility. According to Fantom:
Building on its incredible success in the Macintosh FireWire market, Fantom Drives today announced its bold foray into the expanding world of Windows-compatible FireWire Data Storage. Immediately available from retailers worldwide, Fantom Drives is now delivering its FireWire CD-Recorder, Hard Disk Drive, Magneto-Optical, and ORB products with Macintosh and Windows software and support.
Focusing on the high-end needs of consumer and professional users, Fantom Drives FireWire CD-Recorder, Hard Disk Drive, Magneto-Optical, and ORB products are ideal for users who need more performance than can be delivered by current USB or Parallel-Port offerings. With 33 times greater bandwidth than USB, FireWire does not cripple drive performance to provide a more user-friendly connection - the bandwidth of FireWire makes these drives ideally suited for users working with multimedia, digital audio and video, graphic design, or any other speed-demanding application.
Just as notable for its user-interface as for its speed, the incredible ease-of-use features of FireWire completely eliminate the tedium and installation nightmares associated with "legacy" SCSI-based devices. Because FireWire lacks the troublesome termination and ID selector settings that have made the configuration of SCSI products the bane of the Personal Computer industry, Fantom Drives FireWire Products can be set up in minutes. FireWire drives can also be "hot plugged" or unplugged without powering down the computer - a feature particularly suited to service bureaus and users requiring fast access to high-capacity mobile storage.
You can find more information, and a full product listing, at the Fantom Drives web site.