WiebeTech on Monday announced its line of
v4 Combo Adapters
— devices that enable its v4 ComboDock disk drive imager to interface with different types of hard disk drive mechanisms. The new Combo Adapters are now sleeker and easier to use, according to the company. Prices range from $89.95 to $149.95 depending on the interface needed; WiebeTech also sells bundle kits starting at $499.95.
Designed for computer techs or forensic researchers who are trying to recover data from hard disk drive mechanisms, the ComboDock enables you to connect a bare drive to another computer (Mac or otherwise) using FireWire 800 or USB 2.0. WiebeTech also offers a Forensic ComboDock that is write-blocked, so the target drive can’t be accidentally (or intentionally) overwritten. Combo Adapters enable the ComboDock to work with different kinds of drives.
New features of the v4 Combo Adapters include a new shrouded IDE interface connector to help prevent pins from getting bent; a smaller, more consist size; improved IDE interface accessibility; 25 percent smaller size for Serial ATA (SATA) adapter; and a new Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) adapter for 1.8-inch Hitachi-built ZIF drives.