This external FW 800 mini drive is bus-powered and requires no external power supply. Its black anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum enclosure provides superior heat management and maximum protection. The drive's USB 3.0 interface is based on the high-performance ASMedia 1053e chipset and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, allowing you to shuttle data from pretty much every modern computer system. The FireWire 800 port is powered by the industry leading Oxford 944 chipset, which is certified by most professional Audio/Video/Camera hardware and software manufacturers for high-end media production. In addition to the bus-powered USB port, each mini drive features a blue led activity indicator light visible through the front panel and a DC input on the rear panel, allowing for the use of an optional power adapter (not included). Note: The need to use a DC power adapter could arise, if for example the mini drive were to be connected not directly to the host computer, but further down in a chain of devices, which in turn might already be using all the power supplied by the host computer's port.
What's in the box:
- FW 800 mini drive, Mac OS X formatted (HFS+ Journaled), ready to use
- FireWire 800 cable
- USB 3.0 cable
- User guide