Although the product hasn’t been officially announced, storage peripheral maker
is poised to introduce a new version of its DriveDock device designed specifically for notebook-sized internal hard disk drives early next week. In fact, images of the new DriveDock are already visible on the company’s Web site.
WiebeTech’s first DriveDock peripheral enabled users with raw IDE hard disk drives to attach them to a small external apparatus to enable data transfer over FireWire. It provides power through an external connector as well. The DriveDock is especially handy for technicians and anyone else who needs to transfer data from raw drives or to use such drives as quick and easy backup, transport or transfer devices.
WiebeTech’s new notebook DriveDock is FireWire-only, and uses bus power to spin up the drive. The dimensions of the new notebook DriveDock have been scaled down to be better suited to the 2.5 inch form factor commonly used by internal hard disk drives installed in PowerBooks, iBooks and other computers.