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FirewireDirect Jumps Into DVD Market With FireWire DVD-RAM

(PRWEB) March 16, 2001

March 13, 2001 - Austin, Texas /, Inc., the first company specializing in and dedicated exclusively to IEEE 1394, FireWire and iLINK peripherals and accessories for Windows, Macintosh and Linux based computers, has extended their popular line of FireWire storage devices with the announcement of a FireWire 1394 iLINK DVD-RAM drive.  

DVD-RAM is at the farthest frontier in FireWire storage, offering removable media with a vast 9.4 GB capacity at a lower cost per megabyte than any other removable media, and employing a high speed write strategy similar to that of hard drives. The FirewireDirect DVD-RAM combines the company's FireWire-dedicated support and expertise with the unique features of FireWire and DVD-RAM to create a powerful and unique storage solution.

The FirewireDirect DVD-RAM drive will read all DVD discs and CDs, and will record thousands of times to DVD-RAM media, new and unique dual-sided encased discs that will hold up to 9.4 GB of digital data.

DVD-RAM reads and writes with a visible red laser, much finer than infrared lasers used by CD drives. Capacity on the disc is increased through dual-layer technology that places two layers of data tracks on top of each other. Write speed is enhanced, resulting in much faster access times, because DVD-RAM uses a structure based on sectors - not unlike a hard disc - rather than grooves like a CD. Since there is no contact between the laser head and the media, crashes are less likely, and DVD-RAM discs can last for up to 50 years.

The FirewireDirect DVD-RAM will sell for $ 599 and is available for order now on the company's web site. It ships with a single dual sided 9.4 GB DVD-RAM disc, power supply, all necessary software and a 1 meter (3 foot) FireWire cable.

The FirewireDirect line of storage solutions began with their extensive and well established line of hard drive solutions, starting with the portable Spark drive and evolving to the SlimLine Ultra line of high performance HDDs, including a model with RAID support. With the recent addition of FireWire CDRW devices and today's announcement of FireWire DVD-RAM, their line of creative storage solutions for FireWire users now includes a range of removable media solutions.

FirewireDirect offers the most extensive, all FireWire line of FireWire/1394/iLINK devices available anywhere, sold through an online store and selected resellers and distributors worldwide. In addition to their major line of storage solutions, they offer an award winning line of FireWire PCI products, FireWire networking devices, a 1394 CardBus product, one of the industry’s first Flash compatible media card reader device lines for FireWire, and a complete selection of FireWire cables and adapters.

More information about the company and their line of FireWire products can be found at their web site at

The company can be reached by telephone at 512-302-0012 or by fax at 512-302-0064. E-mail inquiries may be directed to

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