updated 03:30 pm EST, Mon December 15, 2003
WiebeTech today announced its , a write-blocked FireWire 800/400 and USB2 bridge for 3.5" IDE drives. Designed for high-speed forensic analysis of data storage devices, it allows data to be read from drives without risk of writing data back to the drives. It uses the Oxford OXUF922 bridge, offers two daisy chainable FireWire 800 ports, includes a USB 2.0 port, blocks write operations to the drive, and features a power switch and a three light status system. It will be available in January 2004 for $400 or $530 with a optional Serial ATA adapter.