The technology-solutions provider Ultra Products has been striving to provide a wide range of high quality products and services for some time now. Actually, it is the companyâ€™s mission to be the best in its field, offering superior, innovative products at great value that ensure maximum customer satisfaction.
Thanks to the innovative minds of the people at Ultra, anyone can finally configure their hard drive setup just the way they want it. Each Stackable unit can be operated separately, giving you the freedom to purchase only the parts you need. The Ultra 3.5″ Stackable USB 2.0 / Firewire IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure product line offers three different models to choose from: IDE to USB 2.0, IDE to USB 2.0 or FireWire, and SATA to USB 2.0 or ESATA.
The Inexpensive Stackable Storage Solution
It is better to get the best out of both worlds, so a USB 2.0 model with the Firewire functionality is a smarter choice. Although the USB 2.0 transfer rate is 80 Mbps faster than the Firewireâ€™s rate of 400Mbps, getting two interfaces will serve you well in the long run.
Aside from the plug and play USB 2.0 and Firewire Interface feature, the Ultra 3.5″ Stackable USB 2.0 / Firewire IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure supports 3.5″ ATA 133/100/66 Hard Drives and a maximum capacity of 750 GB.
Anyone can use the Ultra 3.5″ Stackable USB 2.0 / Firewire IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure because its minimum system requirements include Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, or Vista, Mac OS 9 and above, and a CDROM drive for driver installation. Also, the drive enclosure comes with a userâ€™s manual, warranty registration card, drivers for Windows 98, an AC adaptor, a 5 foot USB 2.0 cable, a 5 foot FireWire cable, and two vertical brackets and four soft feet for horizontal stacking. The back of the enclosure features a 30mm active cooling fan, an on/off toggle switch, two 1394 FireWire Ports a USB 2.0 port and a DC power port. So, power can come from the included power adapter or directly from the Ultra stackable 180-Watt Multi-outlet DC 12V Power Center. The inclusion of two 1394 FireWire ports allows for up to three FireWire devices to be joined together. This promises a convenient way to add a couple more FireWire enclosures to the stack for compatible systems.
What makes personalization of hard drives through this stackable product a great buy is that its maker is offering a one year limited warranty on every 3.5″ Stackable USB 2.0 / Firewire IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure. And as if that is not great enough, that warranty can be upgraded to cover three years just by registering the product on the Ultra Products website.
Being smart, portable and practical, the Ultra 3.5″ Stackable USB 2.0 / Firewire IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure is promising to be another one of Ultra Productsâ€™ breakthrough devices that give customers great value for their money.
Contributed by Ethel Kay Merioles, Product Reviewer