has announced the DuoGB, which lets you use two drives from a single external FireWire enclosure. The two drives will mount as separate drives under Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x.
The DuoGB also takes advantage of the built-in RAID capability of Mac OS X, so that you can stripe or mirror the drives, according to WiebeTech CEO James Wiebe. The devices come in capacities up to 2 x 250GB (500GB total) with prices starting at US$179.95.
The DuoGB is due to start shipping within a week. It will be available in a configuration without drives, so that you can install a pair of IDE ATA-5 or ATA-6 drives that you may already own.
WiebeTech has also announced price cuts on their DesktopGB+ fanless desktop FireWire/USB enclosures that are compatible with drive capacities to 250GB and beyond.
All drives including the 250GB are 7200RPM. A copy of Mac Drive 5 is included with each drive.
More information including pricing can be found on WiebeTech’s Web site.