Charismac Engineering has implemented native FireWre support into Anubis, its disk-formatting utility.

Version 3.21 includes a "high-
performance" native FireWire device driver, capable of supporting virtually all fixed disk and removable FireWire drives, claims the company. It also supports virtually all SCSI and IDE drives.

Anubis is a disk formatting, partitioning and installation utility. It's been designed to boost the performance of nearly all Mac disk-drive-based storage devices, from the latest 80GB drives to legacy storage devices purchased over the last decade.

The utility is available online. Registered users who bought an earlier version of the application within the last 60 days may upgrade for free, otherwise it costs $19.95 to upgrade. The full application is $129.95.