Storage peripheral maker
announced Wednesday that it is shipping its
BayDock 800, a FireWire 800-based hard disk drive enclosure that can accommodate one or two drive mechanisms in removable bays.
Each drive mechanism stays in an “InfoTray,” which offers real-time feedback on the drive’s condition. The BayDock also sports daisy chainable FireWire 800 ports and a single high-speed USB 2.0-compatible interface as well.
previously reported, the dual-bay configuration is available with either a single FireWire 800 bridge (one bay is configured as master, the other as slave) or two FireWire 800 bridges (each bay is configured as an individual master). The dual-bridge setup provides optimal performance for users looking for high-speed software-based RAIDs, according to WiebeTech, which has clocked the BayDock 800 at transferring over 105MB/s.
Panther users take note: The BayDock 800 sports the latest Oxford Semiconductor firmware update, according to WiebeTech, and is compatible with Mac OS 9.1 or higher, including Panther, as well as various flavors of Windows and Linux.
All BayDock 800 systems are in stock now; prices for the single-drive configuration range from US$229.95 to $699.95 depending on capacity; prices for the dual tray system start at US$349.95 and run to $1,329.95 depending on capacity and bridge board configuration.