||Mactell Corporation announced that the company is both realigning its prices for their FirePowerTM FireDrive HDDTM, the company's line of FireWireTM compliant external hard drives, as well as shipping several additional models, including 10.8, 13.5, 18.0, 22.0, and 25.0 GB capacity drives. According to Mactell:
First to ship FireWire external hard drives, Mactell is now the first to begin shipping the second wave of higher capacity external FireWire drives. The new FireDrives utilize a high speed, highly stable IBM 7200 RPM drive in combination with all the benefits of FireWire technology to create an easy to use, rock solid storage solution.
The company remains committed to maintaining its lead in providing the best price/performance for their expanding line of FireWire PeripheralsTM. Effective immediately, new estimated street pricing for the FireDrives are as follows:
Previously Shipping Drives New Prices (all in US Dollars)
- 8.4 GB 5400 RPM 349.99
- 10.1 GB 7200 RPM 469.99
- 14.4 GB 7200 RPM 549.99
Newly Shipping Drives Prices
- 10.8 GB 5400 RPM 449.99
- 25.0 GB 5400 RPM 749.99
- 9.1 GB 7200 RPM 499.99
- 13.5 GB 7200 RPM 549.99
- 18.0 GB 7200 RPM 599.99
- 22.0 GB 7200 RPM 699.99
The FirePower FireDrive and other Mactell products are available at Pinacor, MacWarehouse, ClubMac, MacMall, MacZone, Outpost.Com, and BottomLine Distribution, as well as other distributors. The products should be arriving in these channels now.
The Mac Observer Spin: With MacWorld coming up, we expect to see more and more FireWire products coming into the spotlight. This is a much needed breath of life into the FireWire community, as it appears positioned to take over where SCSI has left off.