FirmTek ( has announced the miniSwap/ES, which the company says is an “industry first and perfect for solid state drives (SSD) and 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives.”

The trayless, dual-bay miniSwap/ES was created to provide 2.5-inch storage devices with SATA 6G bandwidth, simple disk mounting, quiet operation and user selectable digital power modes that support auto-on or manual power-on in the case of a power disconnect. The miniSwap/ES can be integrated as a portable on-the-go 2.5-inch, dual-bay enclosure, or as a space saving, trayless 2.5-inch desktop drive mounting station. Multiple miniSwap/ES enclosures can be cascaded to provide advanced RAID performance, expanded capacity and simple or complex storage configurations.

The miniSwap/ES incorporates a backplane design with no internal cabling that helps to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and improve convective cooling. It supports 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives and solid state drives (SSD). The unique miniSwap/ES trayless bay design supports standard 2.5-inch 9.5mm height devices along with 7mm, 12.5mm and even larger disks up to 14.9mm.

The FirmTek miniSwap/ES is now available from FirmTek authorized resellers . The standard model found at FirmTek resellers includes two SATA hard disks. Specially priced build-to-order miniSwap/ES bundles with custom pre-installed SATA hard disks or SSD configurations are available at the FirmTek Store. For more information or to purchase FirmTek products, please visit FirmTek’s website.