New Fourth Generation DriveDock Series adds new features for easy access to
WICHITA, KS – May 8, 2006 — WiebeTech has released the Fourth Generation
of its popular DriveDock series. In addition to its attractive new color,
the new series features the latest high performance FireWire bridges and
adds multiple powering options and new LED indicators.
“We’re pleased to introduce these new DriveDocks to the marketplace,” said
James Wiebe, president and CEO of WiebeTech LLC. “These new features will
be immensely valuable when troubleshooting a drive and will make a
technician’s work and analysis much easier.”
The DriveDock v4 series is a perfect solution for anyone who wants highest
speed FireWire transfer rates and access to bare 2.5″ notebook, 3.5″ IDE or
SATA drives. The Docks feature high performance Oxford Semiconductor
bridges: 922, 911+ or 924. Dual FireWire ports allow daisy-chaining for
more versatility. A USB port is also included.
Multiple power options are available via a +12V adapter (included) or via a
standard disk drive 4-pin molex power source.
Generation 4 LED indicators include: FireWire attached, USB attached, +12V
input jack active, disk drive power input jack active and +5V/+12V out
operational. An on/off switch provides for safe drive power up and power
Using it is easy. Connect the drive to the Dock, plug in power and attach a
FireWire or USB cable to a host computer. For more protection to the drive,
a mounting plate can be attached to the dock to protect the drive’s
The DriveDock v4 Series is built from aluminum for durability.
Four versions are available:
ComboDock v4: For 3.5″ IDE drives (or SATA drive, using an optional
adapter).Two daisy-chainable FireWire 800 (400 compatible) OXUF922
interfaces; single USB interface // Part # CDKV4 // List price: $169.95 //
FireWire DriveDock v4: For 3.5″ IDE drives. Two daisy-chainable FireWire
400 OXUF911+ interfaces; single USB interface // Part # FWDDV4 // List
price: $149.95 // Shipping Now
Notebook DriveDock v4: For 2.5″ IDE notebook drives. Two daisy-chainable
FireWire 400 OXUF911+ interfaces; single USB interface // Part # NBDDV4 //
List price: $149.95 // Shipping Now
SATADock v4: For SATA drives. Two daisy-chainable FireWire 800 (400
compatible) OXUF924 interfaces; single USB interface // Part # SDKV4 //
List price: $229.95 // Shipping Now
Dual daisy-chainable FireWire ports: OXUF911+ (FireWire DriveDock v4,
Notebook DriveDock v4); OXUF922 (ComboDock v4); OXUF924 (SATADock v4).
USB 2.0 Port: Allows attachment of USB hosts.
+12V DC Power In: Allows powering using the included AC adapter.
Disk Drive Power In: Allows powering from standard 4-pin drive power
connectors as is found in most computers.
+12V Power Input LED: Identifies valid power input source on +12V input jack.
Disk Drive Power In LED: Identifies valid power input source on 4-pin drive
power input socket.
+5V, +12V LEDs: Verifies that power output is operational. (+12V not
necessary for Notebook DriveDock v4)
Bus-Powered Notebook DriveDock v4: Bus-powered through FireWire 400,
needing no AC adapter to power the drive, allowing single cable operation.
On / Off Switch: Allows Power Up / Down.
FireWire Host Detection LED: Identifies valid FireWire host attachment.
USB Host Detection LED: Identifies USB attachment.
IDE Cable Connector: Supports attachment to drives inside of computers.
Aluminum case: Briefcase tough; excellent heat dissipation.
Small size: Fits in a pocket.
Data Speeds: FireWire 800:up to 800 Mbps; FireWire 400:up to 400 Mbps; USB2
port: up to 480 Mbps.
Operating System: Windows XP, Macintosh OS X, Linux distributions that
Dealers may purchase WiebeTech products from www.drbott.com. End users may
purchase from www.pcmall.com or www.macmall.com. End users may also order
from www.pcconnection.com and CDW/Macwarehouse. Government customers are
encouraged to purchase from www.pcmallgov.com and www.lyme.com. All
products are available directly from WiebeTech at www.wiebetech.com.
WiebeTech LLC was founded in July 2000 by James Wiebe and has focused on
marketing high performance, highly portable storage solutions for consumer
and government markets.
Note: ComboDock, FireWire DriveDock, Notebook DriveDock, SATADock are
trademarks of WiebeTech LLC. Other marks are trademarks of their respective
owners. All specifications and pricing are subject to change without notice.