VST Technologies has upgraded their Firewire software, VST Format, to version 2.0. The VST Format software allows VST Firewire devices to be used on Macintosh computers, and controls the set-up and functionality of these devices. According to VST:
Major new features included with VST Format 2.0 include improved data transfer rates, password-protected partitions, data encryption on a per partition basis, write protection on a per partition basis, and DOS formatted volumes from a Macintosh.
A significantly improved user interface also adds many ease-of-use features that integrate the installer, firmware updater and even a throughput test utility built-in to the new formatter. One-click setup options are also provided, simplifying the formatting process with the most common set up options - preset for the user. This initial release supports English, German and French languages. A Kanji version for Japan is expected later this quarter.
The new software also includes electronic versions of the User Manuals for the Formatter and FireWire products, ReadMe updates, Apple's latest FireWire Support and Enabler files, VST's new FireWire CardBus Card Enabler for the PowerBook and an intelligent installer.
VST Format 2.0 is available as an updater from the VST web site. VST will also be shipping the new version with all of their Firewire devices effective immediatly. You can find more information at the VST web site.