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James Wiebe, President
WiebeTech LLC
3450 N. Rock Road #703
Wichita, KS 67226
316 744 8722 (main) 316 744 1398 (fax)
1-866-744-8722 (toll free)

Improved Popular FireWire DriveDock

Wichita, KS — July 19, 2005 — WiebeTech announces enhancements to its FireWire DriveDockª which allow bare 3.5" IDE and 2.5" notebook drives to mount to hosts via FireWire or USB2 ports.

"FireWire DriveDock+ and Notebook DriveDock+ add numerous features to our original DriveDocks," said James Wiebe, CEO of WiebeTech. "For instance, LED indicators give a visual indication when a FireWire or USB host are attached to the dock. This simple feature is immensely valuable when troubleshooting a drive (or a host computer). Approximately a dozen new features have been added to these DriveDocks so that they will be the very best utility docking devices ever used by our customer base."

Typical users for FireWire DriveDock+ and Notebook DriveDock+ include IT personnel and technicians, multimedia developers, forensic investigators and all users desiring easily swapped media.

Benefits and Features

  • Dual FireWire Ports: Allows daisy chaining

  • USB 2.0 Port: Allows attachment of USB hosts

  • +12V DC Power In: Allows powering using standard wall bricks

  • Disk Drive Power In: Allows powering off of standard 4 pin drive power connectors

  • +12V Power Input LED: Identifies valid power input source on +12V input jack

  • Disk Drive Power In LED: Identifies valid power input source on Disk Drive power input socket

  • +5V, +12V LEDs: Verifies that power output is operational

  • On / Off Switch: Allows Power Up / Down

  • FireWire Host Detection LED: Identifies valid FireWire host attachment

  • USB Host Detection LED: Identifies USB attachment

  • FireWire / USB arbitration: Unit still works if attached to two hosts (USB dominates)

  • IDE Cable Connector: Supports attachment to drives inside of computers; also supports attachment of Master and Slave drives

  • Oxford 911 bridge chip: High Performance and best compatibility

  • Aluminum case: Briefcase tough; excellent heat dissipation Small size: Fits in a pocket

  • Bus Powering: (Notebook Version Only)

  • Allows operation of 2.5 inch drives via FireWire bus

  • Rigid Baseplate (Notebook Version Only) Allows easy alignment and attachment of 2.5 inch drives

  • Pricing and Availability

    Description // Order Code // Price // Availability

    FireWire DriveDock+ // FWDDP // $149.95 // August 15, 2005
    NoteBook DriveDock+ NBDDP // $149.95 // August 15, 2005