Fantom Drives Enhances FireWire(tm) Product Line
New CD-Recorders Extend Reach of FireWire(tm) Technology
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - December 14, 1999 - Fantom Drives today announced
the expansion of its new FireWire(tm) Storage product line with the
introduction of two new CD-Recorders. The new FireWire(tm) 6x4x24 and
8x4x32 CD-ReWriteable products are the perfect data storage companion to
all FireWire(tm)-enabled computers from Apple, such as the Power Macintosh
G4 and iMacDV.
Addressing the growing needs of today's Home and Small Office users, Fantom
Drives' new Ricoh-based 6x4x24 CD-ReWritable recorder builds on the success
of Fantom's original 4x4x20 FireWire(tm) recorder. With an increased write
speed (150% faster than the 4x4x20) and higher maximum read speed, the
6x4x24 recorder provides an economical and efficient removable data storage
solution for G3, G4, or iMacDV users.
Targeted toward graphic designers and users needing a fast and reliable way
to get data onto a compact disc, the Fantom Drives 8x4x32 FireWire(tm)
CD-ReWritable recorder is easily the best in its class. With a top-notch
Plextor 8x mechanism at its heart, this new recorder makes efficient use of
FireWire(tm)'s bandwidth advantage, recording at speeds impossible for USB
recorders to compete with. Able to record a full CD in under 10 minutes,
the Fantom Drives 8x4x32 complements the high end features of Apple's G4,
but is comfortably at home when connected with any FireWire(tm) capable
"We believe that we're moving the industry forward," said Rezza Zaimi,
General Manager of Fantom Drives. "By providing drives that are not only
more reliable than current USB offerings, but provide the highest speed of
any USB or FireWire (tm) recorder on the market, Fantom Drives is
dramatically increasing the reach of Apple's FireWire(tm) standard."
Pricing and Availability
Both the Fantom Drives 6x4x24 and 8x4x32 FireWire(tm) CD-ReWritable
recorders are available immediately from local Fantom Drives retailers
worldwide, as well as online mail-order companies.
Suggested United States Suggested Retail Pricing (USSRP):
6x4x24 FireWire CD-ReWritable $529
8x4x32 FireWire CD-ReWritable $649
Both models ship with an IEEE-1394 cable, blank CD-R and CD-RW media, and
CharisMac's Discribe CD-Mastering software and are covered by a 1-year
FireWire(tm) was invented by Apple Computer in the early 1990s and was
adopted by the IEEE as a standard (IEEE 1394) in 1995 as a cross-platform
high-speed serial technology that can move large amounts of data between
computers and peripheral devices. It features simplified cabling, hot
swapping, and transfer speeds of up to 400 megabits per second.
FireWire(tm) is one of the fastest peripheral standards ever developed,
which makes it great for use with multimedia peripherals such as video
camcorders and other high-speed devices like the latest hard disk drives,
CD-recorders, scanners, and printers. FireWire(tm) is a registered
trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
Fantom Drives is a data storage solution company dedicated to extending the
reach of computing technology through innovation. Fantom Drives' current
product line includes Standalone CD Duplication Systems, CD-ROM, CD-R & RW,
DVD-ROM & RAM, Hard Disk, Magneto-Optical, RAID Array, Removable Storage,
AIT, DAT, & DLT Tape Backup, and USB-Based storage solutions. With products
in use around the globe, Fantom Drives is committed to solving the data
storage needs of the computer age by establishing a new standard in
customer service and support.