French FireWire product maker
today announced that its line of Oxford 911 bridge chip-based products are compliant with Mac OS X version 10.1. The company produces 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard disk drive systems and CD burners. MacWay is also offering its existing Oxford 911 customers an upgrade path.
The Oxford Semiconductor-made Oxford 911 bridge chipset has many converts in the FireWire peripheral market, and MacWay counts itself as one of them. The company said it’s decided to equip all of its FireWire-based products with the chipset.
MacWay said that it would provide a free firmware flasher to users of Oxford 911-based MacWay products using older firmware that isn’t OS X 10.1-compliant. Users who want to take advantage of the offer are encouraged to
e-mail the company
with their invoice number and name — they’ll receive the new firmware flasher if they qualify. The new flasher operates in Mac OS 9. “Due to licensing issue we’re only able to send by email the firmware flasher to our previous customers,” said MacWay.