Avastor, a leading manufacturer of ultimate storage solutions for audio/video professionals, recently showed its support for the audio industry by donating its HDX800 and SDX1000 hard drives for a prize draw at the Audio Masters Golf Tournament, coordinated by the Nashville Chapter of AES.
Funds from this annual golf tournament benefited the AES Engineers’ Relief Fund. Major sponsors of this year’s event included Guitar Center as well as Avastor’s Nashville distributor NTS Pro Media. Other sponsors were Rack n Roll rental Co. and Blackbird Studios.
Lucky winners of the Avastor prize draw were Jim Kaiser, founding chairman of the Nashville AES Engineer Relief Board, NARAS P&E Wing member and MasterMix’s director of technology, who received an HDX800 500GB drive; Larry Sheridan of The Parlor Studio, who received an HDX800 1TB drive; and David Robinson of Blackbird Studios, who received the newly-launched SDX1000 250 GB QUAD interface drive.
The ideal external storage solution for music professionals, the HDX800 (with dual FireWire 800 ports) features a high data rate which helps maximize editing and recording performance for both MAC- and PC-based digital workstations. The drives are individually speed tested and can exceed 60MB/s transfer rates due to the Oxford 924 chipset, 7200 RPM drives with up to 32MB of cache and efficient internal AC power supply.
The new SDX portable hard disk drives, which range in storage capacities of 80 GB to 1 TB, are a more affordable version of Avastor’s highly popular HDX external drive solutions. eSATA technology offers 3Gb/s performance in a single drive configuration for data intensive applications such as high-speed data back up. Each unit is also equipped with an Oxford Semiconductor chipset that not only converts the hard disk drive SATA data to FireWire data, but also assures unprecedented performance and compatibility across the wide variety of computer platforms and FireWire devices.
Headquartered in Peachtree City, GA, Avastor was founded in 2005 to bring full-featured digital storage devices, with the highest quality and performance, to the professional audio and video marketplace. The company’s flagship product, the HDX hard disk drive system, is produced in the USA with a mandate for superior build quality and 100% quality testing, aimed directly at the demands of professional audio and video applications.