GET THE USB2.0 TRAVEL KIT
USB 2.0 2.5" Travel Kit will accommodate
a 9.5mm thick hard disk and is powered directly from
the USB Port of your computer.
A LARGE CAPACITY HARD DRIVE CASE?!
The ieee 1394 Firewire
3.5 inch high speed enclosure is an extension
of your PC or laptop - an extension of incredible speed
and portability adding to your systems storage and performance
to the max.
the Firewire 2.5" travel enclosure to add or convert and
existing HDD to your system. Get the Solution!
Get an AC adapter included in the Kit @ a 12.99 value!
The tray circuit of the case being inserted for assembly.
2.5" Firewire ieee 1394 Enclosure
will accommodate a 9.5mm thick hard disk and is powered
the 6-pin bus port of the laptop or PC or AC adapter
power. If your running Windows ME/2000/XP or Mac OS
no driver is
needed for operation. Adding a mass storage device can't
any easier. The kit also includes a convenient
leather jacket for the enclosure box and a DC
cable for extra
Tools and assembly screws are included with the travel
kit. The case is made of quality aluminum for heat absorption
and distribution. The difference between this box and
the USB2.0 enclosure is
in the circuit and chip control.
Firewire 2.5" Travel Kit Enclosure
inch IEEE 1394 Firewire Enclosure Features
type: Firewire 6-pin to 4-pin PC (maximum transfer
rate is up to 400Mbp/s)
slim size and quality aluminum case
current HDD from IDE to UDB FireWire
Powered (included DC 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
Hard Drive mounted on the ieee 1394 enclosure's
Firewire Connection Types
are several ways in which you can connect your IEEE
1394 Firewire 2.5 inch travel case. One of these ways
is direct connection between the firewire port on your
computer if available. The image above shows the travel
to the 4-pin firewire port of the laptop to the enclosure
circuit (This is not a powered
bus). The power source
available through the AC adapter.
In this scenario the travel case is connected through
firewire card. Using the supplied 6-pin ieee 1394
firewire cable, the connection is running from the PCMCIA
card (also 6-pin) to the travel enclosure.
In both cases the result is the same, fast connection
speed, quick set up and breakdown. If your system is
equipped with a 6-Pin firewire bus installed, the travel
case can be powered from your computer.
you are connecting through a PCMCIA
CardBus Adapter as above, you
will still need to supply power through the AC power
adapter supplied in the travel kit. The reason for
this is because the 4-pin firewire port is not a power
port. If your laptop or PC desktop system is equipped
with a 6-pin firewire bus, the AC
adapter will not be needed and the drive will be powered
by that bus from your computer.
6-Pin firewire enclosure port
The Test Drive
IBM DARA-212000 HDD
As with all new hard drives, it has to be initialized or formatted.
Please see this short movie for initializing a hard drive
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 Firewire
enclosure 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.
1394 Firewire Enclosure is a great accessory
to add for your PC or Laptop. The ease of set-up and
breakdown of the enclosure is really simplistic in
nature and no more difficult that installing a new
hard drive inside of a desktop computer. In fact
it's easier than that because everything is done out
of the case. As with all electronic components, proper
ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection should be
taken into consideration. The firewire connection
is fast transferring up to 400 Mbps of data in no
It is the perfect travel size for laptop carrying
bags, brief cases and more as it takes up very little
space. Keep the drive in the enclosure and all that
needs to be done is to make your connections and you're
ready to go.
I would definitely recommend this device as a part
of your computer peripherals as a back-up drive or
for plain old storage of files.
Bob Boisvert...Web Professional