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June 1st, 2000

[11:00 AM] Windows FireWire Support Gets Big Boost From Mac Company
by Staff

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.

Fantom Drives

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