ClubMac bumps FireWire drives to Oxford 911 bridge
By Macworld Staff
A spokesperson for online and catalog reseller
noted that all of the company’s ClubMac-branded FireWire-based hard drives now use the Oxford 911 FireWire bridge board. All drives are based on 7200 rpm mechanisms an incorporate a clear/translucent plastic case design that’s complementary to today’s Macs.
The Oxford 911 FireWire bridge board — developed by Oxford Semiconductor — has attracted many converts since its release, especially among users looking for maximum performance potential on their FireWire interfaces. The two-chip bridge product provides peak transfer capabilities of up to 66MB per second (performance is, of course, affected by the capabilities of the drive in question). More and more vendors of FireWire products have noted the inclusion of the Oxford 911 bridge board to differentiate their products as high-performance peripherals.
Prices on the ClubMac FireWire drives vary from US$169 to $365 depending on capacity. Storage capacity ranges from 20GB to 100GB. All drives come with a 30-day money back guarantee. More details are available online.