The Next Generation Of FireWire 800 Storage?

Miglia’s DualDisk With Western Digital Disk Drives      10/01/06

The Next Generation Of FireWire 800 Storage?


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Whether you use a Mac or a PC for audio recording, a Firewire connected disk drive can solve all your audio storage needs. Miglia Technology, a leading manufacturer of video, audio and storage products for Mac and Windows, today announced its partnership with Western Digital and the launch of Miglia DualDisk with WD’s disk drives.
Eric Ferraz, Director of Product Management at Miglia said “Miglia have decided to use exclusively Western Digital drives as they provide the most robust and reliable solution for end users. Our faith in WD’s solutions based on low heat and high MTTF means that we are able to offer a 5 year RTB warranty pre-configured DualDisk’s, a unique offering in this market.�
Klaas deVos, Vice President EMEA with WD said: “Miglia is an ideal partner for us as they constantly deliver world-class solutions to an ever demanding market place. Our Caviar Raid Edition drives are a perfect match for the Miglia DualDisk, they are cool, quiet and highly reliable, the stated MTTF (Mean Time To Failure) of 1.2 million hours is unrivalled in the industry.
Following last year’s successful launch of the Miglia DualDisk, Miglia has announced that the DualDisk has been given a makeover and redeveloped using Western Digital technology for more demanding use in today’s work and home environment. Still integrating two hard drives in a unique horizontal format, the ultra-slim aluminium enclosure combines vast amounts of storage space with data transfer rates peaking at 88 MB/sec. Thanks to its advanced DCS™ cooling system, the hard drives run at low temperatures at all times, thereby lengthening their lifespan and securing your data.
Available in capacities of 320GB, 500GB and 640GB and as an empty case, the Miglia DualDisk provides excellent secure expansion for both PC and Mac platforms. In addition DualDisk is now available using the ultimate quality WD Caviar ‘Raid Edition’ drives, these have 16MB of cache per device and an MTBF of 5 times a conventional Disc Drive. Designed and built to last, DualDisk is made from robust, shock resistant aluminium, giving the best possible protection for your valuable data.
Key Features of the WD Caviar RE drives
  • Interface: IDE
  • Spin speed: 7200 RPM
  • Cache: 8MB
  • MTTF: 1.2 million hours
  • Avg. read seek: 8.8 ms
  • Warranty: 5 years
    Compatibility:
    Mac:< Mac with Firewire connectivity Mac OS 9.1+ (400 Mbps speeds only) Mac OS X 10.2.5 or higher
    PC:< PC with FireWire Connectivity Windows XP
    Pricing and availability
    Miglia DualDisk is available now from Miglia's distribution partners, refurb or online store, for a recommended retail price of (ex VAT):
    320 GB: £209, €299, $399
    500 GB: £322, €467, $549
    640 GB: £340, €502, $585
    A list of distributors and resellers is available on Miglia's website More info:
  • www.miglia.com

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