"Macpower have produced a great alternative to your standard parallel port or usb external hard drive enclosure. Firewire is an ideal interface for an external hard drive device. It offers data transfer speeds of up to 50MB/sec. Most current IDE drives don't even touch much past 33MB/sec so this is more than enough for an external hard drive."
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