"...Evergreen Technologies today added a fifth product--the IEEE 1394 CDRW Drive--to its new fireLINE(TM) product family. Evergreen's portable, external CDRW drive "hot-swappable"-- meaning it can be plugged into a system which is already running. The fireLINE CDRW is compact (L 10", W 6", H 2"), and connects instantly into any industry standard IEEE 1394 port.
Pricing, Availability and Specifications:
With initial shipments expected early in July, the $399.99 (street price) fireLINE IEEE 1394 CDRW drive package comes with a 6-to-6 pin IEEE 1394 interface cable, an illustrated installation guide and a one year warranty. To facilitate CD production, Evergreen also includes Head's popular Nero software and one piece of blank CDRW media. ``Plug-n-play'' and ``hot swapping'' (features of IEEE 1394 technology) enable the CDRW drive to connect with up to 63 different IEEE 1394 devices simultaneously.
Initial fireLINE Family Members: PCI & CardBus/PCMCIA Interface Cards, External HotDrive: Evergreen's $99 fireLINE PCI Card enables users to connect existing desktops (which do not have the IEEE 1394 connection built in) to IEEE 1394 peripherals, while Evergreen's $149 fireLINE CardBus/PCMCIA Card does the same for portables. Evergreen also offers an IEEE 1394/USB PCI ComboCard, which gives existing desktops the ability to connect to peripherals using either the IEEE 1394 interface or the USB interface. Evergreen's fireLINE interface cards are designed for use in either a PC (Windows 98SE and later) or Mac (Mac OS 8.6 or greater) environment..."