updated 01:55 pm EST, Thu December 14, 2006
New eSata enclosure ships
FireWire Depot today introduced the CFI-4043, a 4-bay eSATA enclosure capable of 3.0Gbps transfer rates with Silicon Image's port multiplier technology that uses one eSATA cable for all four SATA II drives. Selectable RAID levels include JBOD (just a bunch of disks), span, mirror, stripe, RAID-5, and RAID-10. The CFI-4043 4-bay eSATA Port Multiplier Enclosure is available for $280. The company is also offering a special holiday bundles that include one extra SATA drive tray with its MB559US-1S eSATA + USB2.0 combo 3.5 drive enclosure ($80), MB559UEA-1S FireWire 1394a/USB2.0 to SATA drive ($100), and MB561S-4S series 4 Bay SATA Removal Hard Drive Enclosure ($330).