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WiebeTech Unveils New Fourth Generation DriveDock v4 SeriesFeatures the latest high performance FireWire bridges (May 17, 2006)
WiebeTech has released the Fourth Generation of its popular DriveDock series. In addition to its attractive new color, the new series features the latest high performance FireWire bridges and adds multiple powering options and new LED indicators.
The DriveDock v4 series is a perfect solution for anyone who wants highest speed FireWire transfer rates and access to bare 2.5" notebook, 3.5" IDE or SATA drives. The Docks feature high performance Oxford Semiconductor bridges: 922, 911+ or 924. Dual FireWire ports allow daisy-chaining for more versatility. A USB port is also included.
Multiple power options are available via a +12V adapter (included) or via a standard disk drive 4-pin molex power source.
Generation 4 LED indicators include: FireWire attached, USB attached, +12V input jack active, disk drive power input jack active and +5V/+12V out operational. An on/off switch provides for safe drive power up and power down.
Using it is easy. Connect the drive to the Dock, plug in power and attach a FireWire or USB cable to a host computer. For more protection to the drive, a mounting plate can be attached to the dock to protect the drive's circuitry.
The DriveDock v4 Series is built from aluminum for durability.
Four versions are available:
ComboDock v4: For 3.5" IDE drives (or SATA drive, using an optional adapter).Two daisy-chainable FireWire 800 (400 compatible) OXUF922 interfaces; single USB interface //
Part # CDKV4 // List price: $169.95 // Shipping Now
FireWire DriveDock v4: For 3.5" IDE drives. Two daisy-chainable FireWire 400 OXUF911+ interfaces; single USB interface // Part # FWDDV4 // List price: $149.95 // Shipping Now
Notebook DriveDock v4: For 2.5" IDE notebook drives. Two daisy-chainable FireWire 400 OXUF911+ interfaces; single USB interface // Part # NBDDV4 // List price: $149.95 // Shipping Now
SATADock v4: For SATA drives. Two daisy-chainable FireWire 800 (400 compatible) OXUF924 interfaces; single USB interface // Part # SDKV4 // List price: $229.95 // Shipping Now
Dual daisy-chainable FireWire ports: OXUF911+ (FireWire DriveDock v4, Notebook DriveDock v4); OXUF922 (ComboDock v4); OXUF924 (SATADock v4).
USB 2.0 Port: Allows attachment of USB hosts.
+12V DC Power In: Allows powering using the included AC adapter.
Disk Drive Power In: Allows powering from standard 4-pin drive power connectors as is found in most computers.
+12V Power Input LED: Identifies valid power input source on +12V input jack.
Disk Drive Power In LED: Identifies valid power input source on 4-pin drive power input socket.
+5V, +12V LEDs: Verifies that power output is operational. (+12V not necessary for Notebook DriveDock v4)
Bus-Powered Notebook DriveDock v4: Bus-powered through FireWire 400, needing no AC adapter to power the drive, allowing single cable operation.
On / Off Switch: Allows Power Up / Down.
FireWire Host Detection LED: Identifies valid FireWire host attachment.
USB Host Detection LED: Identifies USB attachment.
IDE Cable Connector: Supports attachment to drives inside of computers.
Aluminum case: Briefcase tough; excellent heat dissipation.
Small size: Fits in a pocket.
Data Speeds: FireWire 800:up to 800 Mbps; FireWire 400:up to 400 Mbps; USB2 port: up to 480 Mbps.
Operating System: Windows XP, Macintosh OS X, Linux distributions that support FireWire.
Dealers may purchase WiebeTech products from www.drbott.com. End users may purchase from www.pcmall.com or www.macmall.com. End users may also order from www.pcconnection.com and CDW/Macwarehouse. Government customers are encouraged to purchase from www.pcmallgov.com and www.lyme.com. All products are available directly from WiebeTech at www.wiebetech.com.
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