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WiebeTech Ships FireWire 800 Pocket Drives

MicroGB800 offers dual FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 connections By Dave Nagel
WiebeTech has started shipping its new MicroGB800, a line of FireWire 800-based external "pocket" hard drives. They're available now for Macintosh and Windows systems.

The MicroGB800 is WiebeTech's new FireWire 800-based portable drive using the Oxford OXUF922 FireWire bridge. The new model is a modified version of the MicroGB+ line of portable drives and offers dual FireWire 800 ports and a single USB 2.0 port. The devices measure 5" x 3" x 0.6" and weigh less than 6 ounces with drive. An AC adapter is included, though the drive can also be powered through the FireWire bus. Models include:

  • 20 GB, 5,400 RPM, $259.95;
  • 40 GB, 5,400 RPM, $329.95;
  • 60 GB, 5,400 RPM, $459.95;
  • 60 GB, 7,200 RPM, $529.95;
  • 80 GB, 4,200 RPM, $489.95.

All of the new MicroGB800 models are available now. For more information, visit

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, 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

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