updated 09:05 am EDT, Wed September 20, 2006
WiebeTech's ToughTech mini
WiebeTech has added a new pocket drive to its lineup of portable enclosures. The ToughTech mini, which accepts any SATA drive, utilizes the Oxford 924 chipset for dual FireWire 800, single FireWire 400 and USB2 connectivity. "Not much bigger than a pack of playing cards, ToughTech mini fits easily in a shirt pocket, purse or briefcase," according to the company. "We're pleased to add this small, portable drive to our product lineup," said James Wiebe, president/CEO of WiebeTech LLC. "It gives users the fast SATA speed, multiple connections and a small portable size." WiebeTech includes three different cables (FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2) and an AC adapter. ToughTech mini is bootable in FireWire mode on any Mac or PC and also provides protection for the drive with ToughMount strips which are mounted between the drive and the enclosure to protect the drive from shock and reduce enclosure noise. It is available for $120 (case-only), $230 (80GB), $343 (100GB), and $310 (120GB).