Storage peripheral maker
today announced a new 160GB preconfigured version of its DesktopGB, an external FireWire-equipped hard disk drive.
The DesktopGB utilizes Oxford Semiconductor’s Oxford 911 bridge chipset to manage FireWire data transmission. WiebeTech noted that unlike other DesktopGB models which sport an USB 2.0 interface in addition to FireWire, the new 160GB version sports FireWire only. The DesktopGB features dual daisy chainable FireWire ports, so you can attach it to other FireWire peripherals like scanners or cameras without using a second FireWire port on your Mac.
In addition to the new 160GB capacity, the DesktopGB is also available in 60, 80 and 120GB capacities. Wiebetech also sells the basic chassis as a do-it-yourself “0GB” model. All of those other capacities sport dual FireWire ports and a single USB 2.0 interface.
The DesktopGB includes a vertical stand, FireWire cable and AC adapter. The new 160GB DesktopGB drive costs US$399.95, and is in stock, according to WiebeTech.