FirewireDirect.com Inc. has released the Spark 800, a FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 equipped portable 2.5-inch hard drive that’s available in configurations up to 80GB. Designed for portability, its silver chassis is just slightly bigger than a deck of cards.
The Spark 800 comes with a worldwide power adapter and a carrying case. Drives are formatted by FirewireDirect for both Mac and Windows; bundled software includes Intech’s Speed Tools for the Mac, which is compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.1 (and higher).
When it comes to performance, the 7200RPM drive offers 26 MB/s sustained reads, 32 MB/s sustained writes. Prices range from US$$299.95 for a 40GB version to $449.95 for the 80GB model.