VST Technologies Adds Three New Higher Capacity FireWire Drives.
New FireWire Drives See portable hard drive. Offer Even More Capacity, Modularity, True
Portability and FireWire Connectivity Across Platforms
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VST Virtual Studio Technology (Midiware music production technology) Technologies, Inc. today announced new 8, 10 and 14 Gigabyte(GB) FireWire(R) Drive capacities less than two weeks after initial shipments of its 2, 4 and 6 Gigabyte(GB) 1394 compliant drives.
The new 8GB, 10GB and 14GB FireWire drives address users' demands for larger capacities for a variety of digital video, audio and multimedia applications, while maintaining true portability and a very small form factor.
VST's new FireWire Hard Drives are the first IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. 1394 compliant drives to take full advantage of FireWire equipped CPUs. In January, Apple(R) Computer began shipping FireWire as a key feature built-in to every Power Macintosh See Power Mac.
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The new products announced this week include the VST FireWire Hard Drives in 8, 10 and 14 Gigabyte sizes, combining greater capacity with hot-plug/unplug and blazing transfer speeds, up to 14 MB/sec -- fast enough for DV record and playback. The larger capacity drives announced this week require no AC power adapter An external power supply for laptop computers and just about every portable or semi-portable electronic device on the market. Also called an "AC adapter," it contains a rectifier to convert AC current to DC and a transformer to convert voltage from 120 down to 9, 12, 15 or whatever is . Simply cable the drive and computer together and the volume mounts automatically -- ready for high-speed file transfers.
"VST's ultra compact FireWire drives combine the best aspects of portability, modularity and FireWire connectivity to offer the most exciting high-performance storage product the industry has seen yet," said Vincent Fedele, Chairman and Founder of VST Technologies. Introduction of the VST FireWire drives marks the company's first offering of desktop peripherals devices, and one that is completely platform independent.
Introduction of the VST FireWire drives also includes the industry's first FireWire Formatting utility, VST Format, which is included with every VST drive. VST Format allows multiple partitions, supports both standard and Extended MacOS partitions, and also provides a quick-scan function allowing the user to see, mount and initialize To start anew, which typically involves clearing all or some part of memory or disk. any VST FireWire drive on the 1394 bus. -0-
Pricing and Availability Product: Model: Pricing: Availability: VST 2GB FireWire HD FW9520 $299.95 NOW VST 4GB FireWire HD FW9540 $399.95 NOW VST 6GB FireWire HD FW1260 $499.95 NOW VST 8GB FireWire HD FW1280 $699.95 May 24th VST 10GB FireWire HD FW1210 $799.95 May 24th VST 14GB FireWire HD FW1714 $999.95 Now
About VST Technologies
VST Technologies, Inc. is a market leader in the design, engineering and marketing of peripheral products for the notebook and desktop computer industries. VST peripheral products can be found as optional features or as after market add-ons from leading OEMs and from notebook manufacturers, including Apple Computer, Fujitsu, NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. , and IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) . In addition to the VST FireWire Drives, VST Technologies, Inc. manufactures notebook Zip Drives, SuperDisk(TM) Drives, Hard Drives, AC/DC AC/DC
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VST's products can be viewed and purchased through their Web site at http://www.vsttech.com and from major distributors, resellers and catalog mail houses.
Related Press Releases: (see our Web site: http://www.vsttech.com) April 28th, 1999 VST Technologies First to market with FireWire(R) Drives.