The Soyo BayOne XP, which features a Universal Serial Bus 2.0 port, is priced at $39.99. The BayOne DV, which adds a FireWire (IEEE-1394) connection, sells for $44.99. Consumers using devices such as digital cameras now face a wide and possibly confusing range of data storage choices. Disk drive makerfor reading multiple kinds of memory cards.
Soyo Group has launched products designed to read and write data to nine kinds of media. The Ontario, Calif.-based motherboard maker said its BayOne XP and BayOne DV products enable device tasks such as digital photo downloads. Soyo's internal reader/writers are designed to fit into the front of a PC. They work with media formats such as Secure Digital (SD), Sony Memory Stick and CompactFlash Type I and II, the company said. There is also a slot for the next SD generation.