Storage peripheral maker
WiebeTech LLC has announced that its UltraGB portable hard drive is available in capacities up to 250GB. It has also added USB 2.0 support to its DesktopGB+ model and reduced prices, as well.
The UltraGB is an aluminum-clad fanless, compact drive that features bus power. The drive features dual FireWire interfaces and a USB 2.0 interface as well. It’s available in user-configurable DIY “0GB” configurations and in 80, 120 and 180GB models too. All drive mechanisms are 7200RPM.
The drive also includes Mac Drive 5, software that enables PCs to see Mac-formatted file systems. The UltraGB is compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.1 or higher. Included with the drive is a vertical stand for desktop use, FireWire and USB cables, and AC adapter.
WiebeTech has reduced the prices on the 80 and 120GB models US$40 and $50 respectively, to $319.95 and $349.95. The new 180GB model is available now for $479.95. WiebeTech expects the new 250GB model to be in stock within two weeks and will sell it for $699.95.
In related news, WiebeTech noted that it has added a USB 2.0 port to its DesktopGB+ line. The rugged desktop external hard drive was previously available only with FireWire. The company has also dropped prices on the DesktopGB+ line from $10 to $30 depending on capacity.