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MacWay Introduces Aluminium AluICE 400GB Hard Drive

World's first 400 GB FireWire 800 hard drive. (June 03, 2004)

MacWay, french leader in innovative storage solution for 13 years, is proud to introduce the largest capacity FireWire & FireWire 800 Hard drive ever made: the AluICE 400GB.

Featuring an industry first 400GB single drive capacity, the AluICE 400GB offers a whopping 60% more storage space than the biggest competing product, revolutionizing digital-media storage experience.

To deal with such a volume of data, speed is the key, and so the AluICE 400GB was built for speed. It combines Hitachis latest and greatest Deskstar 3.5" 7k400 7200rpm 8MB buffer 400GB hard drive, with the fastest FireWire and FireWire 800 chipsets, yielding the best speed ever.

Thanks to those new performances, with its FireWire or FireWire 800 & USB 2 Combo interfaces and its compact design, the AluICE 400GB allows very quick and easy sharing of this staggering storage capacity thats worth more than 84 DVDs, 45 hours of HDTV broadcast or 100,000 high-quality MP3 recordings.

But this breakthrough isnt the only one, the AluICE 400GB is based on MacWays brand new external hard drive "AluICE" lineup entirely made of plain Aluminum.

This new design matching Apple G5's style, shares the innards of the unanimously press raved "ICE" FireWire hard drives and inherits all the qualities that made those the most awarded external Hard drives ever, by the French press.

Hence, The AluICE 400GB, available both in FireWire or in FireWire 800 & USB 2 Combo version, features the technical specifications of the best external hard drive to date :

Best performances
Fastest FireWire 400 or FireWire 800 chipset (Oxford911 and Oxford922) Fastest 7200rpm hard drive mechanics : Hitachi's brand new Deskstar 7K400 400GB 7200 rpm 8MB Buffer (for AluICE 400GB) Up to 35MB/s in FireWire 400, or up to 60MB/S in FireWire 800 mode throughputs

Silent, stylish, and practical design
Totally silent fanless design allowed by an advanced passive cooling. Thick (1.8mm), high quality, plain Aluminum material. Vertical design allowing a very small desk footprint

Best connectivity
FireWire 400 version : 2 FireWire 400 standard 6 pins connectors allowing daisy chaining Combo FireWire 800 & USB 2 version featuring triple interface solution : 2 FireWire 800 standard 9 pins connectors allowing high speed daisy chaining, one FireWire 400 standard 6 pins connector for direct compatibility with legacy computers, one USB 2.0/1.1 connector. All cables included : 3 cables for FireWire 800 & USB 2 Combo version (one 9-9 pins FW 800 cable, one 6-6 pins FW 400 cable and one USB 2.0/1.1 cable)

Perfect plug & play compatibility
Windows 98SE/Me/XP/2000 PC compatible
Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS X.3 or better compatible
Bootable on Macs

First rate bundled software for backup and cross platform use
Intego Personal Backup X. 3 (Mac OS): Integos flagship backup software allows backups automation, bootable cloning and more Mediafour MacDrive 5.0 (Windows): Allows Mac formatted hard drives to mount directly on the PCs desktop for an easy data sharing between Mac and PC

The new AluICE lineup is available in two interface versions : FireWire 400 only interface or triple FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB 2 interface. and in the following capacities : 80GB 7200rpm / 120GB 7200rpm / 160GB 7200rpm 8MB Buffer / 250GB 7200rpm 8MB Buffer / 400GB 7200rpm 8MB Buffer. Prices range are from 119 to 499 without taxes (142 to 597 including taxes).

Available immediately (except 400GB model in mid june) on MacWay's online store or by phone at + 33 (0) 890 809 309 (0,15/min).

About MacWay
MacWay offers the richest lineup of Firewire, FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 storage products available on the European market.

1 rue Transversale C 67550
Vendenheim France
Phone : + 33 (0) 890 809 309


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