Storage peripheral maker
today announced price cuts and added configurations on its DesktopGB and MicroGB devices.
The company has added new 7200RPM mechanisms in 20, 40, and 100GB capacities to its line of DesktopGB storage products. DesktopGBs are external hard disk drives suitable for either horizontal or vertical installations, and they come equipped with both FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces. The new drives join the 7200RPM-based 60, 80 and 120GB drives already in the line, and the 5400RPM 160GB drive that comprises the DesktopGB’s top end (the 160GB model doesn’t have USB 2.0, by the way).
What’s more, prices have dropped on existing DesktopGB configurations $10 or $20, depending on capacity. WiebeTech continues to offer the DesktopGB in a “0GB” capacity as well — $109.95 will get you the enclosure itself, along with the vertical stand, USB 2 cable, FireWire cable and AC adapter — everything you need if you have a hard drive mechanism you’d like to install in an external enclosure.
In other news, WiebeTech has also announced new configurations and price reductions on its MicroGB, a USB 2.0/FireWire-equipped external “pocket” drive made with an aluminum case. The new MicroGB configurations feature IBM’s Travelstar 5400 RPM 9.5mm drives.
The MicroGB is now available in new 20 and 40GB configurations; the $279.95 20GB model is in stock now, while the $439.95 40GB unit will be in next week, according to WiebeTech. Also, the 0 GB user-configurable version of the MicroGB is now available for $40 less, at $119.95.