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October 11th, 1999

[11:15 AM] VST Announces Plenty Of FireWire Devices For iMac

VST Technologies is offering a full array of FireWire compatible storage devices for the new iMac DV as well as G3 Professional systems, and the recently announced G4. With a glut of USB products, it is easy to stress the USB system on a machine. FireWire enabled devices allow users to take advantage of the blistering speed of the FireWire technology, while conserving valuable USB ports. According to VST:

VST's product offerings for the new iMacs include their ultra-slim FireWire Hard Drives, Full Height FireWire Hard Drives and FireWire Zip Drives as well as their ultra slim USB Hard Drives and Floppy Drives.

VST's industry leading ultra slim FireWire Hard Drives are the most portable hard drives on the market today, measuring a mere 3" x 5.5" x 7". Available in 6, 8, 10 & 14 gigabyte (GB), they feature full support for hot-plug/unplug capabilities and provide sustained data transfer speeds of up to 12 megabytes per second -supporting a wide range of high-end digital video editing, audio and multimedia applications. VST also offers their Full Height FireWire Hard Drives, which are currently available in 14GB and 22GB capacities. Additionally, VST's ultra slim USB Hard Drives, the smallest USB hard drives in the world, are available in both 4GB and 6GB versions that come in Black, Tangerine and Blueberry colors and also support hot-plug and unplug capabilities. The USB floppy drives come in the same iMac colors of Tangerine, Blueberry, Bondi Blue as well as Black.

At 400MB/Sec (megabits per second) FireWire is the preferred interface for high-speed storage and video capture. FireWire supports up to 63 devices and is hot-swappable, allowing the consumer to leave the computer running while adding additional FireWire peripherals. Cables are thin and less bulky than SCSI, and may be up to 14 feet in length. There are no device IDs, terminations, jumpers, or switches to set. It's true plug-and-play.

The company has full product availability and pricing information at their web site.


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