- Premium performance, solid design
for FW 400
$120 for FW 800
Mac / Windows / Linux
Usually ships within 24 hours
OHCI compliant IEEE 1394a or 1394b bus card, IDE/ATA
Hard disk drive
One year parts and labor.**
you need the most sturdy, reliable, fast external FireWire
on the market, start with the DVvideo.com Premium Hard Drive
Enclosures. The DVvideo.com Premium Hard Drive enclosures
you to hook up super fast plug and play storage using the same
port you use to capture video from your DV video camera.
enclosures take advantage of the 3rd Generation backing with the
powerful chipsets enabling transfer speeds at a super sonic
real world 35MB/s
transfer rate for the FW 400 version and 76 MB/s in the FW
800 version. In addition to being super fast and DV video
ready, the 3.5" DVvideo.com
Premium Hard Drive Enclosure takes advantage of a dual fan
to run cooler so it can run faster, and longer.
creating a super fast external CD/DVD burner is the name
your game, these enclosures can accommodate just about any 5.25 IDE device on the
such as a DVD Burner, or CD burner. Set up is easy, for most
systems simply pop in almost any IDE/ATA hard drive or device
into the enclosure and then connect the FireWire cable to your
computer. It doesn't
get any better than this.
data is important, so why trust it to cheap enclosure? The DVvideo.com
FireWire enclosure is a premium enclosure that can not be beat.
Not only are they the fastest FireWire Enclosures on the market,
they also use higher quality components. Here are some of the
things that set DVvideo.com enclosures apart.
DVvideo.com 3.5" FireWire enclosures are equipped with
two fans. This helps the hard drives remain cooler. The cooler
your hard drive is, the longer and more reliable it will run.
Covered IDE/ATA Cables
Inside the enclosure you will find a premium IDE/ATA Teflon
cable connecting your hard drive to your bridge board. The Teflon
cable increases longevity and shielding insuring less of a chance
for data corruption.
Our engineers constantly test and tweak the enclosure systems
to race towards having the fastest and most reliable enclosures
on the market. The results? Using the second generation chips,
DVvideo.com Hard Drive enclosures scream along at a 35MB/s
transfer rate* and 76MB/s in the FW 800 version. The bridge
board we designed, and the chips we use allow us to achieve
enclosure. Don't be stuck with a Fire Wire enclosure that crawls
along at 15 MB/s transfer rate, use the best and fly along
35 MB/s to 76 MB/s.
It may be possible to find a Fire Wire enclosure for slightly
less however, it is not possible to find a faster, more reliable,
higher quality enclosure. When you compare price to performance,
our products are very hard to beat.
2.5”H x 8”W x 10.5”D
Power Supply: 50W TUV/CE/UL/CSA, 90-264 VAC Universal
AC In, +5V 3.0A +12V 2.0A
Data Transfer Rate:1394B 800 Mbit/second, 1394A 400 Mbit/second
Compatibility:IEEE 1394-1995 and 1394A, 1394B, IDE Ultra ATA 133 Bus
FW400 has 2 - 6 Pin Type IEEE 1394A, 1 - IDC Power In
FW800 has 2 - 8 Pin Type IEEE 1394B, 1 - IDC Power In
OS Compatibility: All OSs that support IEEE-1394 or
that have a compliant card & software.
Cable Limitations: 4.5 meters with standard cables, 10
meters with DVvideo.com Premium cables.
tests performed on G4 733 using a IBM GXP mechanism. Speeds
may be slower if a slower hard drive or computer system is being
used. Having additional peripherals on the same fire wire bus
chain may reduce performance speeds as well.
**Warranty, Support provided by Relax
should I buy a FireWire enclosure?
you are doing video editing, you need unlimited fast storage.
With DV video sucking up 3.6 MB per second, your hard drive
storage space can become limited very fast. Just capturing 10
minutes of video would take up about 2.1 Gigs of storage. If
you wanted to add a filter to your video, you would need another
2.1 Gigs to render the file out. That means you would need a
total of 4.2 Gigs of storage to edit 10 minutes of video. As
you can see, even if you are a novice video editor, there is
a need for additional affordable storage that is fast enough
to handle video. Luckily there is.
is not just for hooking up DV video cameras. It can also
used to hook up Hard Drives with plug and play ease. In the
past, the FireWire enclosures could only maintain speeds
were barely fast enough for video. Compared to the internal
hard drive inside your computer, these speeds are very slow.
Additionally, because there are so many opportunities for data
interruptions, frames of video could be dropped because
hard drive enclosure couldn't maintain the speed that was necessary
to capture all the frames of video. Speed is important.
it is available in a FireWire solution. The new DVvideo.com
Hard Drive Enclosures run at a sustained 35 MB/s and 76
MB/s. At these speeds,
you can capture and transfer video with ease.
easy is it to install?
is very easy to set up. Simply pop an IDE/ATA hard drive into
the enclosure, plug in the power cable and connect your computer
to the fire wire enclosure. The computer will then automatically
recognize the new hard drive and ask to format your new hard
disk. Select Yes. That's it. You're done. In the event that
your computer is so old that it doesn't already have the standard
drivers to support the drive, we have an easy to use installer
included with the enclosure for both Mac and PC. If you still
have problems, we have a phone number (510.471.6442) to call
support is excellent. Simply click on the support link. Once
there, you will find software updates, answers and explanation
to problems, as well as a phone number in the event that your
problem is not solved. We take customer service very seriously.
Unlike many other online companies, every technical support
call is given the same priority as a sales call. Our manufacturing
and support partner, Relax Systems, is a strong and established
company that has been in the external storage business for 20
years. You can feel confident in buying these products because
they are backed by a strong company.
do these products blow the competition away?
date, no true FireWire storage products exist for consumers.
What has been available in the past is an IDE hard drive that
has been thrown into a box with an IDE to FireWire converter
called a bridge.
product can only go as fast as the slowest part. The bottle
neck has been in the bridge, slowing the transfer rate to a
crawling 15MB/s per second.
is much faster than an external USB 1.0 drive, but when
to an Internal IDE drive or UltraSCSI, it is quite slow.
new second generation bridges have significantly changed
bottleneck. The new drives can obtain a sustained 35MB/s to
76 MB/s transfer rate! And because these boxes are one of
the first drives
use the new bridges, it will be hard to find these speeds anywhere
else. The drives are easy to set up, faster than the competition,
and cheaper than SCSI solutions.
hard drive do you recommend for the enclosure?
we recommend the Hitachi series drives.
In our experience, these drives have proven to be the most
and have achieved the maximum performance. With a three year
warranty, high speeds, and the lowest failure rate, the
drives are very hard to beat. However, any ATA/IDE drive you
choose will work.
DVvideo.com FireWire Enclosure Kit
One Power Cord
3 ft. 6 pin FIREVue Gold Diagnostics Cable ($29 dollar
Charismac Software for Macintosh
Additional Face plates(with 5.25 enclosure) for building extern