Storage peripheral maker Fantom Drives says it’s starting to qualify its devices for use with Mac OS X. It’s also in the process of qualifying devices made by its recent acquisition MicroNet Technology.
The company has recently posted a Web page discussing
Mac OS X support
for its line of storage devices. Fantom Drives is identifying each product type with the tags Not Supported, Partial Support, or Fully Supported.
“Certain products that are not supported depend upon Apple or other 3rd-party companies for full compatibility. As new software utilities or enhancements to Mac OS X are developed, this list will be modified to reflect the current compatibility status of all products,” said Fantom.
According to Fantom, SCSI and FireWire-based hard disk drives are fully supported, as are hardware RAID systems, USB hubs and mice. Partial support is available for DVD drives. Other devices — including CD-RWs, USB hard drives, tape backup systems and software RAID arrays are not supported.
Fantom provides more details about what’s happening with those systems on the page, so make sure to drop by if you’re concerned about OS X compatibility with specific Fantom Drives devices you may own.