updated 01:00 pm EDT, Wed October 5, 2005
FirmTek 4-drive enclosure
FirmTek today introduced its external serial ATA 4-bay enclosure, offering up to 3Gbps transfer rate with hot-swapping technology. Features include eSATA connectors, a whisper-quiet design, and an exclusive heat management system which lights LEDs and sounds a mute-able audible alarm when temperatures rise. The case consists of brushed and anodized extruded aluminum for rigidity and heat dissipation. Additionally, the SeriTek/2eEN4 offers a physical lock-and-key mechanism, a Kensington security slot to secure the chassis, a built-in server-class universal power supply, and support for host adapter, operating system, and software-based RAID or JBOD configurations. The SeriTek/2eEN4 Serial ATA enclosure is available for $500, and specially priced bundles with host adapters are also available.