FirmTek LLC on Wednesday announced the release of the
Serial ATA 4-bay drive enclosure, an external SATA enclosure that can accommodate four hot-swappable hard drive mechanisms. It’s available now for US$499.95. FirmTek said the new drive system is suitable for working with high-definition digital video, computer animation and digital photography.
The new enclosure features a heat management system that uses quiet fans and special warning indicators — LEDs and a “muteable” alarm. The case is made from aluminum, and it’s compatible with any external Serial ATA host adapter on the market. FirmTek offers bundles with eSATA host adapters if you don’t already have one.
The drive chassis fits 3.5-inch hard drive mechanism, and is compatible with original SATA drives as well as the latest 3 gigabit per second (Gbps) models. A Kensington Security Slot can keep the drive in place, and each drive bay locks as well.