Union City, Calif.-based FirmTek on Tuesday announced its new
Serial ATA external drive enclosure, which is shipping now. Each of its two 3.5-inch bays can be locked with a key and offers a built-in cooling fan, an external power adapter and a removable tray for hot-swapping Serial ATA hard drives. Its two Serial ATA ports are shielded, ensuring a protected path for the two data cables that ship with the SeriTek/1EN2. Multiple enclosures can be combined into a RAID array. Mac OS X v10.1.5 or higher is required and pricing is US$169.95. A bundle that includes FirmTek’s SeriTek/1SE2 PCI adapter is available for $259.95.