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DV video Portable Hard Drive Enclosure - $59  

Overview - The ultimate in portability!

Price: $59 (new item)

Platform: Mac OS 9 / Mac OS X / Win 98SE / Win 2000 / Win XP / 2000 Server

Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours

Requirements: OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 bus card, IDE/ATA Hard disk drive

Warranty: 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.

Quick Features

  • Easy Plug and Play Use With both Mac and PC
  • Flexable power system allows drive to run off a powered firewire port(6 pin), USB, or power supply
  • 30 day Money Back Guarantee

Common Questions

Dimensions: 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 OS’s that support IEEE-1394 or that have a compliant card & software.

**Warranty, Support provided by Relax Technology.

 Why should I buy a FireWire enclosure?

If 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.

FireWire 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.

 How easy is it to install?

It 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 for support.

 How good is the support?

Our 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.

 Why do these products blow the competition away?

To 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.

A 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.

15MB/s is much faster than an external USB drive, but when compared to an Internal IDE drive or UltraSCSI, it is quite slow.

These 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.

 What's included?

One DVvideo.com Portable FireWire Enclosure Kit
One USB 2.0 Cable
One FireWire Cable
One Aux. Power Cable

DV video Portable Hard Drive Enclosure - $59    

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