updated 10:30 am EST, Wed January 25, 2006
FW Depot storage solutions
FireWire Depot has unveiled a new line of FireWire and FireWire/USB2 products, including four PCI Express controller cards and six drive solutions. Featured controllers include the FWA3414 PCI Express Card ($160) with three 800Mbps FireWire ports; the FWA2414 PCI Express Card ($90) touting three 400Mbps FireWire ports; the UFC2412 PCI Express Card ($160) offering users the ability to add hardware features into a PC in a simple way; and the USB4414 PCI Express Card ($90), allowing the connection of up to five USB devices. FireWire Depot's featured drive solutions include the G-DRIVE Q Quad Interface (from $220), providing users with FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB 2.0, and eSATA ports in a single 3.5-inch enclosure; the G-RAID Pro ($1,700) with FireWire 800 that supports both RAID 0 and fail-safe RAID 3 modes of operation; the FWB2ATA35QR ($400) FireWire 800-to-ATA RAID 0 sub-system, offering cost-effective RAID 0 disk striping; the FWBEIDE525QA-R1 ($450) FireWire 800-to-IDE RAID 1 controller with hot-swap support; the FWBEIDE525Q-R5 ($1,200) five-bay 5.25-inch FireWire 800 to EIDE enclosure with a RAID 5 controller; and the WBATA35Q-R0, ($300) an ATA-to-ATA RAID 0 sub-system without a bridge board that supports RAID 0 disk striping.