today announced a price drop on its MicroGB “pocket drive.” The diminutive storage product features FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces together in an aluminum case.
Starting today, the MicroGB price has been reduced as much as US$160 depending on configuration. 20, 30, 40, and 48GB models are available, with prices ranging from $217.95 to $439.95 depending on capacity. (Prices had been from $259.95 to $599.95 before today.)
As with all USB 2.0-equipped devices, the MicroGB is downward compatible with the slower USB 1.1 interface available on all currently shipping Macs. It also uses the popular Oxford 911 bridge chipset for high-speed Firewire connectivity. FireWire and USB cables are included. FireWire bus-powered, the MicroGB also has available an optional 12V DC adapter (required for USB use).
WiebeTech also sells a bare enclosure, if you’re interested in installing your own drive. That unit’s price remains unchanged at $159.95.
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