Storage peripheral maker WiebeTech LLC has introduced the MicroGB+ Combo, a small external hard drive with both FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces. Available in capacities from 0 to 80GB, the new drive is made from an anodized aluminum casing, silver with black plastic bezels, and is small enough to slip into a pocket. It’s compatible with Mac OS 9.1 or higher.
WiebeTech’s original MicroGB+ featured a FireWire port alone, while the MicroGB+ adds USB 2.0 as well. The new drive uses the Oxford Seminconductor OXFW911 bridge chip and includes MediaFour’s Mac Drive 5 software, which makes it possible to see Mac drive formats on a Windows-equipped PC. The drive also includes cables, AC adapter and a carrying case. The MicroGB+ Combo weights about 6.9 oz. with a drive installed and measures 2.98 x 4.98 x 0.62 inches.
WiebeTech offers the new MicroGB+ Combo in capacities from 20GB to 80GB with varying amounts of cache and spindle speed depending on your performance requirements. Prices range from US$229.95 to $459.95 depending on capacity and specifications. What’s more, WiebeTech also offers a user-configurable version — a “0GB” model, if you will — for $129.95, that enables you to install any 9.5mm notebook drive with a screwdriver.
WiebeTech said all the new drives are in stock. Visit the Web site for more info.