The digital audio specialists at
are now shipping their DigiDrive FireWire 80, their storage solution for Pro Tools systems.
It’s similar to the DigiDrive SCSI drives in appearance, but offers a larger storage capacity and high data transfer rates at a lower price. You get 80GB for storage for a list price of US$575. The FireWire drive supports 24 tracks per drive, with a maximum of two drives for a total track count of 48.
However, like its SCSI-based relatives, the 7200 RPM DigiDrive FireWire 80 features a QuietDrive enclosure. The folks at Digidesign say this reduces drive noise by up to 20 dB. The Digidesign also has advanced thermal sensing to protect data integrity.