MacCentral’s recent coverage of a new hard drive enclosure unit from Addonics inspired
Interactive Media Corp’s
Nate Cote to drop us a line, as well. His company offers data storage peripherals with flexible interfaces as well — the KangaruDisk and KangaruPortable.
The KangaruDisk itself is an internal or external storage device available in capacities from 20 to 81GB, according to Cote. It comes pre-partitioned, formatted, and warranted for three years. Using the KangaruDock apparatus, the KangaruDisk can be used as an internal drive. It also functions as an external drive with the KangaruAdapter.
The KangaruAdapter itself supports various data interfaces, including FireWire, USB and PCMCIA (all three of those interfaces work on the Mac, as well).
“We are also in the process of releasing USB 2.0 connectivity for these units,” said Cote.
Cote’s company also sells the KangaruPortable, a diminutive external hard drive available in 3.5 inch configurations up to 81GB, or 2.5 inch configurations up to 30GB. Cote says that the KangaruPortables offer a universal connector on the back that enables users to swap cables between different interfaces — PCMCIA, USB, and FireWire.