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OWC Ships FireWire 800 Card

Company also launches FireWire 800 combo enclosure By Dave Nagel
Other World Computing has shipped its new FW800, a FireWire 800 expansion card. The company has also introduced a new combo FireWire/USB external enclosure, offering connectivity for FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0/1.1. Both are available now.

The FW800 PCI Card offers three nine-pin ports that support the IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) standard on Mac and Windows systems, offering data transfer speeds of 800 Mbps, or 100 MB per second. It's also backward-compatible with FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) devices. The FW800 PCI Card is available now for $79.95.

OWC has also introduced a new FireWire 800 external hard drive enclosure kit designed to support all 3.5-inch ATA/IDE hard drives. The new Mercury Elite Pro FW800/400 + USB 2.0/1.1 Enclosure Kit uses the Oxford 922 chipset and includes two nine-pin FireWire 800 ports, one six-pin FireWire 400 port and one five-pin USB 2.0/1.1 port. It's available now for $179.95.

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Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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