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September 15th, 1999

[9:00 AM] 25GB USB External Hard Drive Announced

Fantom Drives has announced what they claim to be the world's largest USB hard drive, a 25GB monstrosity sure to fill the needs of the most space hungry iMac, Blue & White G3, or G4 owner. The new drive tops off Fantom's line of USB external hard drives . According to Fantom Drives:

Fantom Drives today announced the addition of a 25GB Drive to its expansive line of USB Hard Disk Drive products. Identical in physical dimensions to Fantom Drives' earlier 10GB and 16GB, the 25GB USB Hard Disk Drive uses the same attractive "translucent blue" enclosure as previous Fantom Drives USB products and is bundled with Macintosh and Windows 98 installation software. Fantom Drives has insured that the world's largest USB drive is also the most affordable, with the lowest cost-per-megabyte of any USB hard disk drive product currently shipping.

The Fantom Drives USB Hard Disk Drive product line answers the growing need of computer users to share data between multiple computer platforms. When used in conjunction with the MacOS's built-in cross-platform file translation software, data can also be transferred between Macintosh and Windows PCs as easily as if working with a simple floppy diskette. Because of the performance and driver specifications of USB, these drives are not ideally suited for high-bandwidth operations (such as video editing or PhotoShop "scratch-disks") and can not be used as boot-drives. However, thanks in part to the high "seek" ability of the drive mechanism, these drives excel in delivering small to medium sized files or applications. The full line of USB Hard Disk Drives are also supported by the leading drive optimization and data recovery software (such as Apple's Disk First Aid) and can be reformatted using the Macintosh Finder or Windows Explorer.

The Fantom Drives 25GB USB Hard Disk Drive is available now. Fantom has set the price of the drive at US$499. You can find more information on the product line at the company's web site.

The Mac Observer Spin: Here is a storage option for iMac owning MP3 fans. The quest for MP3s can eat up hard drives faster than an Auto-start worm, and 25GB is sure to help even the most hungry appetites.

Fantom Drives



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