WiebeTech Drives and Docks

On January 6, 2003, in Hard Drive, Review, by John Nemerovski

Firewire Drive Docks & MICRO GB+ Pocket Hard Drive
OS X Compatible

Company: WiebeTech

WiebeTech has been busy since our first review of their highly rated products. With these two new FireWire drive docks (Super DriveDock and Forensic DriveDock), WiebeTech enters the uncharted territory of totally new categories of storage and data transfer hardware. Sounds scary, right? Not a bit! This is very friendly equipment, and deserves our scrutiny and admiration, as does their shiny, swift High Speed Micro GB+ pocket hard drive.

First things first, comfortable before unusual. MICRO GB+ is a slim, sleek portable disk drive case that can be purchased either empty for $99.95, or loaded with up to 60 GB of storage capacity. Screwdriver and screws are supplied for the homebrew and gearhead crowd. Our $199.95 evaluation unit arrived with a 20GB notebook 9.5mm drive pre-installed.

On the rear of its case are two FireWire interfaces for daisy-chaining, with help from an optional external power supply. Bus-powered usage is effortless, once you turn on the power switch. Nice touches! Product ships with a shortie FireWire cable and an attractive carrying case.

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About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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