Storage peripheral maker
on Tuesday introduced its
Quad BayDock 800. The device is a four-drive FireWire 800 enclosure suitable for RAID applications on both Mac and Windows computers.
The Quad BayDock 800 features four hot swappable drive bays that can support ATA6 or ATA5-based hard disk drives. Each bay sports an independent Oxford OXUF922 FireWire bridge and uses the latest firmware from Oxford Semiconductor. WiebeTech notes that the drives support FireWire 800 connectivity on Mac OS X or Windows XP. Additionally, the drive features USB 2.0 connectivity.
The drive is manufactured from anodized aluminum with black anodized inserts. Each “InfoTray” features a display screen that offers feedback about the drive’s operational condition.
The Quad BayDock 800 ships in configurations starting at about $900 for a no-drive configuration ranging to $1,899 for a system set up with four 250GB 7200RPM drives.