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FirewireDirect Ships 2.5-inch Spark PRO FireWire/USB 2.0 Combo Drive

(September 21, 2001)
FirewireDirect.com has announced the Spark II PRO, a new 2.5-inch hard drive that combines FireWire with USB and is compatible and compliant with the new USB 2.0 specification.

The drive also features the Oxford 911 ATA-100 chipset for the fastest possible throughputs. The 911 bridge board has become the industry standard for delivering the highest speeds available in FireWire peripherals.


The Oxford 911 ATA-100 chip is present now in the new Spark II PRO portable HDD as well as FirewireDirects industry leading 3.5 desktop hard drive, the SlimLine ULTRA II. The chipset also provides top performance for their CDRW and DVD-RAM products.

The Spark II PRO Combo Drive featuring Oxford 911 FireWire and USB 2.0, will ship in 10, 20 and 30 GB configurations and will include both USB and FireWire cables and a full range 110-240V AC power supply. The Spark II PRO will also be available as an Enclosure for those wanting to build their own FireWire/USB drives.

Prices and capacities available are:

  • 10 GB Spark II PRO 2.5 USB/FireWire Combo Drive - 42.330 - $219
  • 20 GB Spark II PRO 2.5 USB/FireWire Combo Drive - 42.320 - $279
  • 30 GB Spark II PRO 2.5 USB/FireWire Combo Drive - 42.310 - $389
  • Spark II PRO 2.5 USB/FireWire Combo Drive Enclosure - 42.303- $139

    For more information, visit www.firewiredirect.com.


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