Wichita, Ks.-based storage peripheral maker
announced that its FireWire DriveDock is compatible with optical media devices like CD and DVD drives.
The FireWire DriveDock is a diminutive device that attaches to the interface port on the back of raw disk drives, making it possible to transfer data quickly and easily without needing to install the storage device itself in a bulky or complicated chassis — handy for system managers, technicians or others who need to transfer data between raw drives. It includes a complete Oxford Semiconductor Oxford 911 bridge and works with any 3.5-inch form-factor hard drive, as well as any CD or DVD device, according to Wiebetech.
The FireWire DriveDock comes with a universal AC adapter and a drive baseplate that protects the raw drive’s electronics. It’s plug-and-play compatible with various flavors of Mac OS and Windows, including Mac OS X.
The FireWire DriveDock costs US$129.95.