has introduced a “Combo Hard Drive” device intended for either desktop or mobile use. The apparatus combines the ability to support USB, FireWire or PCMCIA together in one device, and can also be installed in a 5 1/4″ drive bay on a desktop computer. It’s compatible with Mac OS 9.1 and above, and various flavors of UNIX and Windows, according to Addonics.
The device itself consists of a 3.5-inch drive enclosure and a desktop drive cradle that enables it to be used as an internal drive. It also comes with USB, FireWire or PCMCIA connectivity cables, depending on what you need. The drive comes with an AC/DC power adapter, software drivers and an installation guide.
Addonics says that the drive apparatus can be put together in less than two minutes by users without special tools. The enclosure also includes a cooling fan. The front panel of the enclosure is removable, making it possible for users to install any standard 3.5-inch IDE drive, including Iomega ZIPs or Fujitsu MO drives.
The drive is available at prices starting at US$99 for the USB version.