updated 12:05 am EST, Tue January 7, 2003
WiebeTech today made several announcements, including updated desktop and portable FireWire drives, improved DriveDocks, and FireWire Encrypt techology for self-contained encryption/decryption.
- is a fanless aluminum enclosure for FireWire drives up to 200GB. Featuring the Oxford 911 FireWire bridge, the enclosure is available for $140 while the 180GB, 8MB cache configuration is $430.
- Forensic DriveDock, a write-blocked FireWire bridge, now supports ATA-6 drives. The tool allows analysis of IDE storage devices without risk of writing data to the drives. The ATA-6 enabled Forensic DriveDock is priced at $300, including an AC adapter.
- The MicroGB+ is the next generation of the MicroGB FireWire pocket drive from WiebeTech. The drive is smaller in size, has faster burst transfers rates and is less expensive than the previous model. The enclosure itself is priced at $100 while a 60GB, 4200RPM model is $350.
- Super DriveDock ($160), a small, fully enclosed module for hard drives, CDs and DVDs to attach to a computer's FireWire port, is now shipping with CD/DVD compatibility. It also features the Oxford 911 FireWire bridge, attaches to any 3.5" hard drive and any CD or DVD device.
- UltraGB is a FireWire and USB2 portable drive with 80GB and 120GB capacities as well as a version which allows users to install their own drives. The fanless device is compatible with Mac OS 9 & X. An empty enclosure is $200, while the 120GB model is $500.
- FireWire Encrypt is a technology that allows a storage device to be a self-contained encryption/decryption system. The technology is not yet available for sale, but will be offered as a licensable technology to interested parties. WiebeTech will also make the technology available as an embedded feature in future product offerings.