Using the Oxford 922 and HDD's greater than 128 GB, the PDS2GO is a USB 2.0 & FireWire 800 (1394b) ComBo to ATA external enclosure designed to enable hot-swap, plug-and-play operation for 3.5 inch ATA HDD through the USB 2.0 or FireWire 800 (1394b) connection interface installed on a computer. PDS2GO allows users to easily hot-swap ATA hard disk drive without interrupting an concurring operation.

Compatible with Windows Operating Systems

Compatible with MAC OS 9.1 and above.


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PDS2GO usb 2.0 Firewire 800 combo hard drive enclosure

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USB 2.0 - firewire 1394b combo enclosure requirements

  • Desktop PC (1): with either a built-in FireWire (1394b or 1394a) controller or a FireWire (1394b or 1394a) to PCI Host Adapter equipped with a external FireWire (1394b or 1394a) port.
  • Desktop PC (2): with either a built-in USB (1.0 or 2.0) controller or a USB (1.0 or 2.0) to PCI Host Adapter equipped with a external USB port. Laptop PC: with either a built-in FireWire (1394b or 1394a) controller or a FireWire (1394b or 1394a) to Card Bus PC Card equipped with a external FireWire (1394b or 1394a) port.
  • Laptop PC: with either a built-in USB (1.0 or 2.0) controller or a USB (1.0 or 2.0) to Card Bus PC Card equipped with a external USB port.

  • Operating Systems Support:
    Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, MacOS 9.1 or higher

USB 2.0 - Firewire 1394b Enclosure Features

The USB 2.0 IEEE 1394b combo enclosure. USB Ports - power.

Features

  • Aluminum Enclosure Design: Good heat dissipation trough enclosure case
  • Easy installation and connection to PC
  • Support for standard 3.5 inch HDD
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) or USB 2.0 combo interface
  • Provide 3 kinds of Foot Stand (Transparency, Blue and Pink)Coil cable lock to protect your usb 2.0 1394 hdd enclosure
  • Provide 3 kinds of Front Panel (Transparency, Blue and Pink)
  • Provide coil cable lock (3-Digits Number) for Security

$119.98

USB 2.0 - Firewire 1394b Bridge Board Specifications

USB 2.0 & FireWire 800 (1394b) to ATA Bridge Board:

  • DC Power Connector: Walkman-type 2.0 mm DC Jack
  • USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 (1394b) arbitration: Auto-Switch by detecting USB bus power.
  • ATA Interface: Male IDC 2X20 Connector
  • USB 2.0 Interface: One mini B-5pin USB connector
  • USB Bus Transfer Rate: High Speed (480 Mbit) And Full Speed (12 Mbit)
  • USB Bus Power: Self Powered Mode Operation
  • Number of 1394b ports: External X 2 (Bilingual-9pin)
  • 1394b PHY: Ti TSB81BA3
  • 1394 Bus Transfer Rate: 100/200/400/800 Mbps
  • Complies with T13's ATA/ATAPI-6 Draft Specification:
    - PIO Mode 0 ~ 4
    - DMA Mode 0 ~ 2
    - Ultra DMA Mode 0 ~ 6
  • Supports 48-bit LBA for large hard drives (>128GB).
The USB 2.0 IEEE 1394b combo enclosure.

$119.98

USB 2.0 - Firewire 1394b HDD - Enclosure Assembly

USB 2.0 - 1394b Tray assembly. Mounting the HDD to the USB 2.0 - 1394b tray assembly. Mounting the HDD to the USB 2.0 - 1394b tray assembly
Step One in the assembly process is to remove the mounting tray from the enclosure case and mount the hard drive to it using the supplied mounting screws and wrench. The USB 2.0 - 1394b Oxford 922 circuit is a static sensitive device as is the hard drive you'll be installing, take the proper precautions for ESD protection. The USB 2.0 -1394b Firewire enclosure is a bottom mounting enclosure. Once the hard drive is installed onto the tray supports by first connecting both the power and drive ribbon connectors, secure the HDD device by using the supplied hex head screws in the 4 mounting holes on the bottom of the tray and hard drive.

Note: Before sliding the tray and hard drive assembly back into the drive case, ensure that the hex head screws are secured in such a way that the flat edge of the screw head is parallel to the straight edge of the tray rail. This will ensure the assembly slides back into the enclosure case smoothly.
The USB 2.0 IEEE 1394b combo enclosure. HDD sliding into the enclosure case. The USB 2.0 IEEE 1394b combo enclosure. HDD sliding into the enclosure case. Ready to reassemble The USB 2.0 IEEE 1394b combo enclosure. HDD connected to the computer via 1394b cable
Start disk initialization of HDD in USB 2.0 - Firewire 1394b enclosure.Once the HDD is assembled to the enclosure case tray, it can be slid back into the enclosure case. The case can then be re-assembled and secured with the assembly screws. When assemble is fully complete and the drive is secure, attach the AC power adapter and the USB 2.0 or Firewire 1394b ports to your power supply and computer ports.

Note: You'll notice that your drive does not show up yet on your system, the drive must be Complete disk initialization of HDD in USB 2.0 - Firewire 1394b enclosure.initialized and formatted before your system can use it. To find out how to initialize your new hard drive, click this link to listen to verbal instructions on disk initialization. Your Windows media player will activate for the instructions. The option of seeing a visual is also available, you can also see a short flash movie on disk initialization here. The image below shows the hard drive enclosure on the computer system after proper install.


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USB 2.0 - Firewire 1394b HDD Combo Enclosure Testimonial

This is probably the best Enclosure I have tested! Simple to assemble and comes with its own tools and screws. The USB 2.0 1394b Firewire combo enclosure is stylish in its design with multiple colors of plates and stands to choose from. What I liked best about this enclosure was the speed at which I transferred data from my C: drive to the drive in the enclosure. I decided to test that speed and backed up my computer, at one point in the back up over 1420 MB/min of data was being passed between the C: drive and the enclosure drive. It took exactly 1 hour and 10 minutes to back up 10 GB of data using the Firewire 1394b cable set up.

The enclosure uses the Oxford 922 chip set allowing the speed and versatility of both Firewire 1394b and USB 2.0 technologies to coexist and perform beyond expectations. If you need to back up your system or travel with your data this is the tool to do it with. I recommend that if you're using hard drives of 120 Gig or more for back up, you need to look into this.

Bob Boisvert...Web Professional
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