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Datafab shows FP2 (Plus) disk drive
Datafab, a company residing at Taiwan, has a small stand at the IFA Berlin. This company has lots of simple and useful solutions concerning Flash accessories in her assortment. The company started in 1992 and has products, like flash memory cards, cardreaders, adaptors, CD/DVD ROM players and Firewire products in her assortment. The FP2 or FP2 Plus is a device that digital camera users use to store their images. The data is written on an internal 2.5-inch hard disk. It is not completely clear what the capacity is. This specification was not available at the IFA event, and trying to get the information from the website also failed. The development on the market concerning the 2.5-inch hard disk will probably influence the decision about the capacity.
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The Datafab FP2 (Plus) disk drive can be used as a card reader and writer when the FP2(Plus) is connected onto a computer. The FP2 supports CompactFlash type I and II memory cards and Micro drive storage media. The FP2 Plus supports 6 different storage cards: CompactFlash type I and II, Microdrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Secure Digital and MultiMedia memory cards. Using the FA-CFSSM accessory (4-in-1 CompactFlash adaptor) the SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MultiMedia and Memory Stick memory cards can be converted to a CompactFlash size. Beside the possibility to write data from a memory card onto the hard disk of the Datafab FP2(Plus) it is also possible to connect the equipment onto a television, so the images can be shown directly on the TV screen.
Both devices support JPEG, MJPEG, MPEG1/2 and MP3 data. The Datafab PF2(Plus) weighs 138g and measures 85x115x25mm. The USB 2.0 interface takes care of a transfer speed up to 580Mbps. The device supports PC as well as MAC machines.