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WiebeTech Ships BayDock 800

Dual FireWire 800 system offers 106 MB per second transfer rate By Dave Nagel
WiebeTech has launched its new BayDock 800, a configurable external storage enclosure. The BayDock 800 offers dual FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 interfaces and is available now for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Windows and Linux systems.

The BayDock 800 is an internal stage enclosure feature single or dual drive bays. Each bay includes an InfoTray, a removable tray that provides real-time feedback on various drive parameters. The system offers a sustained data transfer rate of 56 MB per second per bay and can be purchased with either a single FireWire bridge, with one drive set as slave and one as master, or a dual bridge, with both drives operating as masters, providing a higher sustained data rate (up to 106 MB per second in a soft RAID configuration).


For the single-drive configuration, prices range from $379.95 with a 120 GB drive installed to $699.95 with a 300 GB drive installed. A bare enclosure is also available for $229.95.The dual-bay configuration with a single FireWire 800 bridge starts at $589.95 with two 120 GB drives and ranges up to $1,229.95 with two 300 GB drives installed. The bare enclosure runs $349.95. For the dual-bay system with two FireWire 800 bridges, prices range from $689.95 with two 120 GB drives pre-installed to $1,329.95 with two 300 GB drives pre-installed. The bare enclosure runs $449.95.

The BackDock 800 devices include two daisy-chainable FireWire 800 ports and one USB 2.0 port and function without drivers on most systems. The BayDock 800 is also bootable under Mac OS X. For more information, visit http://www.wiebetech.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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