has released the Ascent XHD 800, an external drive with FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connectivity. The XHD 800 comes with InTech’s SpeedTools suite of Mac OS X (10.2.4 and higher) compatible hard disk utilities.
The drives have 2MB of cache buffer data, a blue activity indicator LED, a shock resistant design and an external AC adapter. And, according to Akumen, they have “super quiet noiseless operation.”
The drives are available in capacities of 80GB for $229; 120GB for $249; 200GB for $369; 250GB for $439; and 320GB for $549 or as a US$139 enclosure kit.