Fujitsu Computer Products of America, makers of removable storage solutions, announced full native compatibility between Mac OS X and its FireWire, USB and IDE DynaMO magneto-optical (MO) drives today at Macworld New York.
Dan Dalton, Fujitsu’s director of optical products, Storage Product Management, told MacCentral that the drives are “ideally suited” for applications such as desktop publishing, graphic design and digital photography. And he said that FCPA products had always been well adopted in the Mac space and will continue to be with the coming of Mac OS X.
“We think that Mac OS X will be a pivotal platform for Apple,” Dalton said. “We expect to see a similar adoption rate as for Mac OS 8 and 9. FCPA thinks the long term outlook for Mac OS X is significant and we wanted to be here early on.”
Fujitsu offers 1.3GB and 640MB MO drives in a variety of interfaces including IDE, USB, SCSI, and FireWire as well as a new 2.3GB IDE MO drive. DynaMO drives are backward compatible with previous generations allowing both read and write capabilities so you never lose access to your data.
“Fujitsu worked with Apple to ensure that the new Mac OS X operating system provided full native support for our family of DynaMO drives,” said Mike Chenery, VP of advanced product engineering at FCPA. “As always, Fujitsu is committed to the Mac market and creates products that are in many ways designed specifically to meet the unique needs of Mac users.”
Monday the company announced the expansion of its high capacity magneto-optical (MO) disk drive line. Additional information about Fujitsu’s magneto-optical products is available at FCPA’s
new MO homepage.