updated 10:05 am EDT, Mon October 9, 2006
FW Depot SATA enclosures
FireWire Depot today unveiled its S2VR HD 3.75TB SATA II enclosure featuring a PCIe or PCIX host adapter, the newest member of the company's S2VR HD series that supports a 3GB/sec interface capable of sustaining more than 230MB/sec to support 10-bit HD capture and playback. The S2VR is available in capacities from 1.5TB to 3.75TB, enabling users to store up to 7.5 hours of 10-bit HD 1080/60i video or 25 hours of 10-bit SD footage. The S2VR HD includes five removable hard drive trays, and is configurable for performance (RAID 0), protected (RAID 10), or JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks). Performance mode utilizes five SATA drives for maximum throughput. The S2VR HD 3.75TB SATA II enclosure ships for $6,000 with either a PCIe or PCIX host adapter. FireWire Depot also introduced its PCI Express FW-PCIE01 2-port internal FireWire Host Adapter and its PCI Express FW-PCIE02 2-port external FireWire Host Adapter for $60 and $70, respectively.