Storage product maker
today introduced five new storage devices aimed at users of FireWire and USB-equipped Macs and PCs.
New products from WiebeTech include the recently released DesktopGB, a dual FireWire and USB 2.0-equipped desktop hard drive with capacities from 40 to 80GB. A user-configurable case without hard drive is also available.
MicroGB is a pocket-sized portable model with FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces. Storage capacities range from 20 to 48GB, with user-configurable 0 and 60GB versions also available. The MicroGB uses the Oxford Semiconductor Oxford 911 FireWire bridge.
DriveDock is a small device that attaches to a standard 3.5 inch hard drive. WiebeTech said the device occupies about three cubic inches of space and incorporates complete interface and power control for any drive. DriveDock is available with FireWire or USB interfaces.
Last on the list is the FireWire KeyChain. The system uses a nonvolatile flash memory storage system that’s small enough to fit on a keychain. Instead of other solutions that depend on the slower USB 1.1 interface, the FireWire KeyChain utilizes the Oxford 911 bridge as well. WiebeTech said the new device is expandable to 1GB.
WiebeTech is exhibiting at this week’s Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco. If you’re at the show, look for them at booth 4023 in the North Hall of the Moscone Center.