All OSs that support IEEE-1394b/USB and that
have a compliant card & software
Usually ships within 24 hours
OHCI compliant IEEE 1394b bus card, IDE/ATA Hard disk
One year parts and labor.**
Drive Enclosure can be used in horizontal or
The FireWire 800
1394B / Ultra IDE Drive
Enclosures and Systems are
designed for the ultimate in
FireWire speed. Running up to
80MB/s, these ultra fast designs
use Oxford 922 technology to
achieve the fastest data transfer
rates available. Also incorporated
into their design is versatility, each case is designed
to run in either a vertical or
horizontal position. We use an
extra heavy-duty external
power supply to guarantee the
drives get exactly what they
need. Our design incorporates
a durable black plastic shell that is light and easy to transport.
The added 3 port hub in
the rear of the case allows you to plug in any other FireWire
device without the added cost of additional hardware. Comes
complete with three cables for
pin x 9 pin 3’ Cable
9 pin x 6 pin 3’ Cable
USB 2.0 3’ Cable
90-260 Volt Power Supply
Enclosure Weight 2.7LBS 8.8”(L) x 6.1”(W)
Data Transfer Rate: 800 Mbit/second
Compatibility: IEEE 1394-1995 and 1394A/B, IDE Ultra
ATA 100 Bus
OS Compatibility: All OSs that support IEEE-1394b
and that have a compliant card & software.
**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
interruptions, frames of video could be dropped because the
hard drive enclosure couldn't maintain the speed that was
to capture all the frames of video. Speed is important. Finally,
it is available in a FireWire solution.
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.
hard drive do you recommend for the enclosure?
we recommend the IBM 180 GB 180GXP 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.
FireWire 800 Drive Enclosure
9 pin x 9 pin 3’ Cable
One 9 pin x 6 pin 3’ Cable
One USB 2.0 3’ Cable
One 90-260 Volt Power Supply
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