updated 09:30 am EDT, Wed September 29, 2004
TrayDock for SATA drives
WiebeTech today announced , which allows desktop (3.5-inch) Serial ATA drives or standard IDE drives to mount via FireWire. The TrayDock, due in mid-October, features a hot-swappable removable tray, compatible with either SATA or IDE drives, that plugs into a low-profile desktop FireWire 800/USB 2 enclosure, allowing users to easily externally mount SATA drives. The enclosure features dual daisy chainable FireWire 800 ports and a USB2 port. It is available for $170, which includes either an IDE or SATA tray. The TrayDock will also be available in pre-configured capacities: 120GB ($220), 160GB ($230), 200GB ($300), 250GB ($360), and 400GB ($650). Additional SATA or IDE trays are $50.