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SmartDisk Ships USB 2.0/FireWire Combo Card

PCMCIA FireWire card coming in September By Dave Nagel
SmartDisk has started shipping three new PCI expansion cards for Windows and Macintosh, including a USB 2.0 expansion card and a combo USB 2.0/FireWire expansion card. The company will also ship a FireWire Cardbus card in September.

The Cardbus version will be a three-port, powered card that slides into any PCMCIA Cardbus slot and allows the addition of FireWire technology to both PC and Mac notebooks.


On the PCI front, the company has already launched a variety of cards, including a USB 2.0/FireWire Combo PCI Card features three external and one internal Type A USB ports and two external and one internal 6-pin FireWire ports. The company's straight USB 2.0 PCI Card features four external and one internal Type A USB ports. SmartDisk's FireWire PCI Card features three external 6-pin FireWire ports.

The FireWire Cardbus card will be available at the end of September for $69.99. The PCI cards, shipping now, are priced as follows: USB 2.0 PCI Card, $39.99; FireWire PCI card, $39.99; and USB2.0/FireWire combination PCI Card, $89.99. For more information, visit http://www.smartdisk.com.


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, 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 dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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