updated 10:20 am EDT, Tue July 12, 2005
today announced storage enclosures based on Hitachi's new 500GB IDE and SATA drives. "500GB drives have been frequently requested by users, and we're pleased that they are now shipping from WiebeTech," said James Wiebe, CEO of WiebeTech. "We have stocked both IDE and SATA configurations of these new drives and have made them available throughout our product line." For instance, a 500GB version of our popular ToughTech drive is priced at $670." The availability of 500GB drives also allows WiebeTech to increase top capacities on its reloadable RAID products. For example, a TrayDock eSATA enclosure is priced at $2600 with an unformatted capacity of 2 terabytes. Most of WiebeTech's new 500GB configurations are already in stock.