Firewire manufacturers clearing stock...Firewire 2 soon?

Rower_CPU

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A little far fetched, but who knows...

Originally posted at http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0205/23.fwdepot.php
FireWire Depot has announced a manufacturer's clearance sale on select storage enclosures.

The company is selling:

The ME-910, a 2.5 inch enclosure which takes both 9.5 and 12.5mm drives. It's available in FireWire, USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 interfaces, for US$75, $40, or $55 respectively.

The TT-320, a 5.25 inch enclosure that sports a removable front panel. It's also available in FireWire or USB 2.0 interfaces, for $99.99 or $89.99 respectively.

Also, the TT-35U is available. It's a USB enclosure that accepts 3.5-inch drives. Equipped with a USB interface, it costs $89.99.
More channel clearing?
 

strider42

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Re: Firewire manufacturers clearing stock...Firewire 2 soon?

Originally posted by Rower_CPU

More channel clearing?
It doesn't follow that firewire manufacturers clearing stock means firewire 2 is coming anytime soon. After all, even after firewire 2 is introduced, there's three years of machines out there with firewire 1 on them, meaning the market for firwire 1 products is going to be larger than that for firewire 2 products for quite some time. Even if firewire 2 products will work with firewire 1 machines through backwards compatibility, as there would be no speed increase for their customers, they wouldn't feel pressure to get rid of all their firewire 1 products immediately. I'm not even sure firewire 2 devices are backwards compatible with a firewire 1 connection, though I'm pretty sure firewire 1 devices will work on a firewire 2 connection through an adadptor. its much mopre likely this simply means they have a bit of oversupply and are just getting rid of stock.
 
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Rower_CPU

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These are enclosures, though.

If they have new products coming out soon that maybe have both 1394 and 1394b, it would make sense to do this.

I don't seriously think this points to anything, but it's one possible interpretation.:)
 
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strider42

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Originally posted by Rower_CPU
These are enclosures, though.

If they have new products coming out soon that maybe have both 1394 and 1394b, it would make sense to do this.

I don't seriously think this points to anything, but it's one possible interpretation.:)
Thats a good point, and one I hadn't thought of. But like you, I think its more likely a business decision than a sign of new hardawre coming.
 
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AmbitiousLemon

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i read somewhere that oxford may be updating their oxford 911 bridge chipset. since all the items you listed seem to involve ide to firewire conversion, this might be a sign of a updated bridge.
 
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