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Get the best technologies of both worlds for convienence and
extreme speed as this cross platform travel case combo utilizes
both USB 2.0 and Firewire interfaces. USB cables, Firewire
cables included. If
your running Windows ME/2000/XP or Mac OS 9.0 or higher, no
driver is needed for operation.
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USB and Firewire combo Overview
you need to to disassemble your
PC case or laptop to add a HDD? Try adding and carrying
the 2.5 inch USB/ IEEE 1394 Firewire enclosure combo
on bus power.
Add an extra hard drive anytime you want or keep it
handy as an addition operating system! The USB Firewire
combo 2.5" Travel Kit Enclosure will accommodate
a 9.5mm thick hard disk and is powered directly from
the USB or firewire Port of your computer. Adding
a mass storage device can't get any easier.
NOTE: to rely on bus power
for Firewire, you must have the 6-Pin Firewire Port
installed on your laptop or PC. Alternatively an included
AC adapter must be used.
Tools and screws are included with the travel kit.
USB / Firewire Travel kit contents
Aluminum case and circuit (enclosure)
USB Cables, USB to USB and USB to Power. Mounting
screws and screwdriver
ft. Firewire ieee 1394 Cable and AC adapter
disk with manual
USB 2.0 IEEE-1394 Firewire Combo Case Features
1394 Firewire 2.5 inch Combo Case Features
type: USB 2.0 (maximum transfer rate is 480Mbps) or
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Controller
- Two 1394 ports for maximum flexibility in your FireWire
topology with transfer rates of up to 400Mbps
slim size and quality aluminum
current HDD from IDE to USB 2.0/FireWire
Powered (included AC adapter optional)
- Supports Ultra-DMA5 (ATA100) device
- Fits 2.5-inch slim type hard drive
- Portability: fits any briefcase or notebook PC case
- Easy to assemble and use
- Driverless for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Macintosh OS 9.0 or above
The enclosure ports from top down are the USB 2.0, 2
6-PIN Firewire ports and AC adapter
Test HDD and Port configuration
Port connections from left to right are: USB, 6-Pin
Firewire, 6-Pin Firewire, AC adapter power plug.
drive used in our testing was an IBM DARA- 212000,
its dimensions in millimeters are: 9.5(H), 69.9(W),
100.2(D) and its weight is 99.0 grams. The drive itself
has 12 GIG capacity and is well suited for the USB
/ Firewire combo 2.5inch Travel Kit Enclosure. The
drive power was
supported by an AC adapter and was not powered directly
from a 6-Pin Firewire bus, however, the drive can
be supported via your PC power if it is equipped with
a 6-Pin firewire bus installed. The drive enclosure
once fully assembled and connected via USB port was
totally powered by the USB Bus.
USB / ieee 1394 Firewire Combo enclosure is simple
enough to assemble. The combo kit comes with a supplied
mounting screws. The drive slides tightly onto the
connector pins and exposes the mounting holes for
assembly to the enclosure tray. Once mounted the assembly
can be slipped into the case and secured with the
case screws also supplied.
NOTE: If possibe, ESD (electrostatic discharge) standards
should be followed when assembling or working with
exposed electronics such as hard drives and or other
circuits or circuit components.
here is the USB cable connection between the USB /ieee
1394 Firewire Combo enclosure. Powered by the USB
the drive is recognized immediately once the USB connection
is made. The drive, although recognized is at this
point not initialized, if you're unaware of how to
initialize a drive in Windows XP see this short
video for initializing a drive.
After disk initialization is completed the hard drive
must be formatted for
a drive letter icon to appear on your system.
here is the ieee 1394 Firewire connection. Because
the laptop that was used in conjunction with the testing
enclosure was not equipped with an installed 6-PIN
Firewire bus port a PCMCIA
Firewire cardbus and the
supplied AC adapter had to be used. If your computer
has a 6-PIN Firewire Bus Port installed, you can power
the enclosure straight from the firewire bus without
the AC adapter.
USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394 Firewire Enclosure
this enclosure I had found both convenience and technology
wrapped up into one small little case.
With the convenience USB the USB 2.0 / Firewire Combination
enclosure gives you the opportunity to do your traveling
without leaving any information behind. I found the
Plug-n-Play feature a real plus in connecting the drive
for use in just a couple of minutes. This
comes in handy if you need to get to other information
on the drive quickly while on the phone with a client
or making changes in documentation. The enclosure helps
make the drive ready for use in backing up as
well as an extra bootable device if needed. The Firewire
connection was just as easy for connecting and has the
same Plug-n-Play feature, once connected to the computer,
the drive was recognized with no extra set up or drivers
needed other than using the AC adapter. The kit itself
was organized in such a way that I had everything I
needed to assemble the hard drive to the tray and make
all connections to the computer, I didn't have to look
for anything and I like that!
Definitely a high recommendation for the best of both
with USB and Firewire, the enclosure is well worth the
investment to make sure your computer keeps running.
Bob Boisvert...Web Professional