Each drive includes both FireWire 800 and FireWire 400
cables, as well as a USB 2.0 "Y" cable which gives users the flexibility to use two USB ports to power the drive, if needed.
<p>The drive's $650 price tag may turn some off, but if you need space to fit 1,540 DVD movies, 800,000 digital photos or one million MP3 music files, then this may be the drive you.<p>The My Book Studio Edition II drive comes in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities and is designed with WD's GreenPower Technology, so the system uses about 30% less energy than standard WD drive systems and runs quietly because it doesn't need a fan.<p>The drive comes with a four ports, ultra-fast eSATA and FireWire 800, and FireWire 400
and USB 2.0, along with the accompanying cables.<p>It is compatible with Apple's Time Machine and includes software and instructions for reformatting to Windows operating systems.
Otherwise all is the same, including the Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics with 256MB RAM, built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 400
port, a Mini-DVI port, built-in iSight camera, and an 8x SuperDrive.
The Guardian MAXimus is an external dual-drive storage solution that provides "live activity" backup/data redundancy via RAID 1 hardware mirroring, for any computer with a FireWire 400
, FireWire 800 or USB 2 interface.
What sets these machines apart is their speed--up to five times faster than existing external drives (USB 2.0 or FireWire 400
FreeAgent Pro drives feature a interchangeable modular interface system that lets users use either the standard USB2.0 or eSATA interface or swap it for dual FireWire 400
The original spec, known as Firewire 400
, was introduced in 1995 and supported 400-Mb/s transfers.
At less than $900 list price, the Big Disk offers fast performance, massive capacity, and triple interface connectivity using USB 2.0, FireWire 400
, or FireWire 800.
Connectivity and I/O capabilities include one FireWire 800 port, two FireWire 400
ports, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 1.1 ports, optical and digital audio input and output, and built-in support for MrPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.
-- 512MB of PC2700 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, expandable up to 1.25GB; -- a slot-load 8X SuperDrive (DVD+/-RW/CD-RW) optical drive; -- an 80GB Ultra ATA/100 (5400 rpm) hard drive with Sudden Motion Sensor; -- AirPort Extreme 54 Mbps 802.11g WiFi fast wireless networking and internal Bluetooth 2.0+EDR; -- DVI, VGA, S-video and composite video support; -- two USB 2.0 ports and FireWire 400
; -- audio line in and headphone out; and -- a scrolling TrackPad.
The ION Drive offers both FireWire 400
and USB 2.0 compatibility and extremely high data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps (FireWire) and 480 Mbps (USB 2.0).
For high-speed data transfer from video cameras, projectors, and other gadgets, the G4 has two FireWire ports to support both FireWire 400
and new FireWire 800 peripherals.