Posted by: PowerPage Contributor
Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
Macintosh upgrade experts PowerLogix have introduced RapidFire, a new expansion card for older PCI-based PowerMacintosh machines. This PCI card gives users three FireWire (IEEE-1394) ports and two USB ports, making it possible for users of older PowerMacs to access a wide range of modern peripherals such as DV camcorders, gamepads, as well as other devices.
The new PowerLogix board is compatible with all PCs with PCI slots and all PowerMacs with PCI slots, including the Apple 4400, 5400, 5500, 6400, 6500, Performa 6500, Performa 6360/160, 7200, 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500, and 9600. (It will also work in Blue and White and PowerMac G4s for users that need additional FireWire or USB ports.) The PowerMac clones from Umax and all models from PowerComputing except the Power 100 and 120 are also compatible with this new product. A minimum of System 8.6 is required for PowerMacs and Windows 98 (second edition) or Windows 2000 required for PC’s.
With new FireWire and USB peripherals being released every month, the RapidFire card will allow even more Mac users access to these cool devices.