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OWC Launches FireWire 800 DrivesUnits offer 1394a, 1394b, USB 2.0/1.1 connectors
OWC's Mercury Elite Pro FW800 drives are built on a custom Oxford922 bridge, offering data transfer rates of more than 60 MB per second, and use a 7200 RPM mechanism with up to 250 GB capacity and 8 MB cache. In addition to two FireWire 800 ports, the models also include one FireWire 400 port and one USB 2.0/1.1 port. The units also come with a free copy of Intech HD SpeedTools.
The Mercury Elite Pro FW800 drives start at $249.99 for an 80 GB capacity with 2 MB cache to $519.99 for a 250 GB capacity with 8 MB of cache. For more information, visit http://www.macsales.com/fw800.
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