FireWire Direct Shipping Mac IV External Hard Drive is now shipping a new version of the Mach IV portable hard drive. Now with a 7,200 RPM mechanism, the 60 GB drive is packed into a 2.5" enclosure and features the Oxford 911 chipset. According to FirewireOutlet:

FirewireDirect is pleased to offer a special new 60GB version of our popular and powerful Mach IV 2.5" Hard drive, now in 7200 RPM, the first portable FireWire/USB 2.0 drive to feature the same high speed mechanism found in desktop drives.

  • 7200 RPM, which means this is the fastest drive mechanism available in a 2.5" portable hard drive
  • One FireWire/1394a port (Oxford 911 ATA-100 chip) and one USB port (USB v2.0/1.1)
  • Bus powered when plugged into powered FireWire ports and includes AC adapter
  • Compact chassis less than 5 inches long and 1/2" in height
  • Simple & Easy: ON/OFF switch, so that your drive does not have to run full time when plugged into a powered port

You can find more information about the Mach IV latest release at the Web site. The Mark IV drives are available starting at US$239.00 for an 40 GB config.