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FirewireDirect Announces FireWire RAID Giveaway

Evolution of FireWire RAID Systems Now Offers Huge, Continuous Capacity With FireWire Interface and Total Storage Solution for Digital Video Users (July 17, 2001), Inc., the first company specializing in and dedicated exclusively to IEEE 1394, FireWire and iLINK peripherals, is celebrating the maturing of FireWire RAID for digital audio and video professionals and the early success of their FireWire RAID/Storage Cluster with a giveaway of a FireWire RAID system.

The FirewireDirect RAID Storage System is the first complete out of the box solution to make RAID FireWire storage accessible for graphics professionals and digital video makers working on Windows 2000 and Macintosh OS machines. Easily configured and optimized with software and featuring FirewireDirect's latest generation FireWire hardware storage technology, it's a complete RAID solution that provides from 120GB and up to multiple terabytes of high speed, easily operated storage for any professional requiring top performance at an accessible price.

The FirewireDirect RAID Storage/Cluster External System is a system of locking hard drive bays. A hard drive slides in and locks into place. A visual indicator light tells the user each individual drive is on and responding properly. Individual units can be switched out and connected, and the included software makes it easy to configure and manage. All systems come pre-configured in dual-channel two, four and eight drive clusters. Custom setups are also available.

The RAID Storage/Cluster External System enables performance suitable for digital video capture and editing. These systems are currently being used by digital video film makers have been tested with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and other leading DV solutions.

FirewireDirect will give away one of their RAID Storage System's in a drawing held on September 30. To enter, just visit the RAID product pages on their site and sign up for the company's newsletter. The winner will receive a 2-bay, 120GB RAID Subsystem complete with software.

FirewireDirect offers the most extensive line of FireWire/1394/iLINK devices available anywhere, sold through their on line store - the best selling line of direct to consumer FireWire products available - and through selected resellers and distributors worldwide. In addition to their major line of storage solutions, they offer an award winning line of FireWire PCI products, FireWire networking devices, a 1394 CardBus product, one of the industry's first Flash compatible media card reader device lines for FireWire, and a complete selection of FireWire cables and adapters.

More information about the company and their line of FireWire products can be found at their web site at The company can be reached by telephone at 512-302-0012 or by fax at 512-302-0064. E-mail inquiries may be directed to

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