Contrary to some reports, the SANCube FireWire Storage Area Network is still alive, well, and thriving.
“SANCube development continues at a rapid pace,” Daniel Pesavento, vice president of Business Development, MicroNet Technology, told MacCentral. “I expect to have products to announce in the near future.”
Also expect some announcements about Mac OS X and SANCube compatibility soon.
Fantom Drives, a division of BNL Technologies,
bought the assets, patents and copyrights of MicroNet Technology back in April. At the time of the acquisition, Fantom said it planned to keep the MicroNet brand and product line alive. The company announced that it would maintain “distinct product offerings” under both the MicroNet and Fantom Drives brands.
The SANCube is designed to provide high-speed connectivity for up to four Macs. With the device, large files could be shared across the FireWire network at up to 10 times faster than 100Base-T Ethernet.
Fantom is supposedly working on Mac OS X compatibility for its own branded products. Company officials said that Fantom Drives has been “vigorously working” to qualify its products with the new operating system architecture. Because of the fundamental differences between Mac OS X and the earlier Classic Mac OS versions, not all Fantom Drives products are currently supported. You can see which ones are at the
Fantom Drives Mac OS Compatibility page.