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FireWire Depot Introduces Two New 1394b HD Enclosures

EF3-R and EF3-RD dual hard disk drive RAID enclosures shipping (December 17, 2004)

FireWire Depot today announces the EF3-R and EF3-RD FireWire800 (IEEE 1394b) dual drive RAID capable external enclosures using the Oxford 912 chipset.

The EF3-R is a hardware RAID 0 two drive enclosure in a compact dual 3.5" drive metal enclosure with FireWire 800 (1394b) interface provided by the built-in high-performance FireWire 800Mbps (1394b) RAID 0 bridge board. Our EF3-R offers 1394 payload of 4096 instead of 2048 and 48-bit sector addressing, therefore our EF3-R - RAID 0 enclosure ensures the high speed transfer rate with any size HDD installed. Once two hard drives - same model recommended - are installed on this built in hardware RAID 0 enclosure, they will go twice as fast. Our RAID 0 enclosure it is a perfect storage solution for A/V applications.

The EF3-RD is the same as above except it contains two bridgeboards for four drive support in a single enclosure.

Available in beige and black color and ready to ship, our EF3-R and EF3-RD provides an outstanding solution and high speed data transfer rate to next-generation storage used in high-end applications, such as audio/video (A/V) editing. There is no driver or software needed to with our RAID 0 enclosure (unless you are using Windows SP2....), so just set hard drives to Master and Slave, plug it in and you are ready to operate.

And when available, you can change the firmware RAID setting to RAID 1.

? Desktop PC: with either a built-in FireWire (1394b or 1394a) controller or a FireWire (1394b or 1394a) to PCI Host Adapter equipped with an external FireWire (1394b or 1394a) port.
? Laptop PC: with either a built-in FireWire (1394b or 1394a) controller or a FireWire (1394b or 1394a) to CardBus PC Card equipped with an external FireWire (1394b or 1394a) port.

If connecting to a 1394a port, you will need to use a 9-6 pin cable or a 9-6 pin cable adapter. FireWire800/1394b is backwards compatible with 1394a.

? Windows 98 SE
? Windows ME
? Windows 2000
? Windows XP (users who have installed SP2 may need to flash the firmware to overcome the SP2 problem)
? Apple Mac OS X or higher

More product information can be found at:

EF3-R ($195.00):

EF3-RD ($250.00):

Price does not include hard drives

About FireWire Depot
FireWire Depot is a reseller, hardware and software developer, manufacturing partner and manufacturers rep/distributor. We sell to end users, resellers and OEMs. We only sell FireWire - not phones, not memory, not mice - FireWire! And yes, we do sell some FireWire/USB combo products, and for our major customers, we offer USB2 bridgeboards for their projects.

We carry all the latest FireWire 800 1394b and FireWire 400 1394a and FireWire USB2 combo products and gear. Our FireWire products work with Mac OS 9, Mac OS X , Windows98SE-XP, and most modern Linux distributions supporting FireWire and the sbp2 protocol.

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