FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 10, 2000 - Austin, Texas / FirewireDirect.com, Inc., a company
specializing in IEEE 1394, FireWire and iLINK peripherals and accessories
for Windows, Macintosh and Linux based computers today announced the newest
addition to their award winning PCI FireWire upgrade card line, the
UltraFIRE Plus, a FireWire and ATA Ultra-100 RAID PCI Combo Host adapter.
The UltraFIRE Plus PCI combo card comes in a time of explosive growth of
FireWire peripherals and electronic devices, with large numbers of users
ready to add FireWire capability to their PCs. The new card from
FirewireDirect is unique among FireWire upgrade solutions in that it adds a
2 Channel ATA Ultra-100 internal RAID connection.
With its built-in PCI to PCI bridge the UltraFIRE Plus card integrates
400Mbps IEEE 1394-FireWire and ATA/IDE RAID levels 0, 1 and 0+1 functions
on the same board.
The UltraFIRE Plus includes FireWire bus power support and offers three
external and one internal fully OHCI compliant 1394a/FireWire ports,
capable of hosting up to 63 FireWire devices including hard drives, digital
video equipment, internet appliances and other consumer electronics.
The UltraFIRE Plus ATA Ultra-100 offers RAID 0 striping, RAID 1 mirroring,
and RAID 0+1 stripping plus mirroring support for up to four off-the-shelf
ATA Ultra-100 hard drives, and also supports ATA-33 and ATA-66 drives.
The upgrade currently works for Windows machines, and FirewireDirect
promises a solution in the same line for Mac users in the first quarter of
According to FirewireDirect Director Roy Stocker, "Upgraders can now
embrace all this FireWire expansion, and create for themselves a highly
expandable super fast environment with internal ATA-100 RAID support for a
DV and AV workstation."
FirewireDirect offers the most extensive, all FireWire line of
FireWire/1394/iLINK devices available, sold through an online store and
selected resellers and distributors worldwide. In addition to the latest in
their award wining PCI card line, they are established providers of a
popular line of FireWire storage devices, FireWire networking, CardBus,
upgrade products, adapters, and a complete selection of FireWire cables.
More information about the company and their line of FireWire products can
be found at their web site at http://www.firewiredirect.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.