- The ultimate in portability!
$59 (new item)
Mac OS 9 / Mac OS X / Win 98SE / Win 2000 / Win XP / 2000
Usually ships within 24 hours
OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 bus card, IDE/ATA Hard disk drive
One year parts and labor.**
The FireWire / USB 2.0 Portable Case is the smallest transportable unit on the market. It can hold up to 80 Gigabyte 2.5” drives. Using the new advanced chipset it transfers data at 40+MB/s when using the FireWire 1394 connection. The power is supplied by either the FireWire port, USB port, or the Aux. Power Cable.
Plug and Play Use With both Mac and PC
power system allows drive to run off a powered firewire port(6
pin), USB, or power supply
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3.25 x .75 x 5.4 (W x H x D) Inches
Power Supply: FireWire port, USB, or the
external power supply
Data Transfer Rate: 400 Mbit/second
Compatibility: IEEE 1394-1995 and 1394A
OS Compatibility: All OSs that support IEEE-1394 or
that have a compliant card & software.
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 be
used to hook up Hard Drives with plug and play ease. In the
past, the FireWire enclosures could only maintain speeds that
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 the
hard drive enclosure couldn't maintain the speed that was necessary
to capture all the frames of video. Speed is important. Finally,
it is available in a FireWire solution. The new DVvideo.com
Hard Drive Enclosures run at a sustained 35 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 drive, but when compared
to an Internal IDE drive or UltraSCSI, it is quite slow.
new second generation bridges have significantly changed the
bottleneck. The new drives can obtain a sustained 35MB/s transfer
rate! And because these boxes are one of the first drives to
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.
DVvideo.com Portable FireWire Enclosure Kit
One USB 2.0 Cable
One FireWire Cable
One Aux. Power Cable