When will it arrive?
However, because many drives need only a firmware upgrade to meet the new standard, some vendors may skip certification altogether. In other words, the lack of a logo doesn't necessarily mean a lack of support. We recommend you ask the drive manufacturer or check the Mount Rainier Web site for a list of MRW-compatible drives.
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