Medea Corp. has begun shipping its FireFly line, a series of modular FireWire-based storage solutions that feature a docking station and removable disk modules that also operate as stand-alone FireWire drives. They’re designed for use with such products as Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe Premiere, PhotoShop, Avid Xpress DV, and Digidesign Pro Tools.
With FireFly, one disk module can be left in the docking station, while the other module can be used to create content as you work. When the module is replaced in the docking station, content can be automatically synchronized to provide a backup copy of your data.
The FireFly line is available in 240GB, 400GB, and 500GB capacities at price tags of US$699, $999, and $1,299, respectively. They can be either striped (RAID 0) for performance, mirrored (RAID 1) for data protection, or formatted as independent FireWire drives.