• FWBU2-IDE11-FWB support two IDE (ATA/ATAPI) devices.

FWBU2-IDE11-FWB is a FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) to IDE (ATA/ATAPI) bridge board featuring Oxford OXFW912 FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) to IDE Bridge Controller

FWB-IDE11-FWB is ideally suited for tailgate interface applications for removable-media drives CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, tape drive, and hard disk drive. It allows IDE drives (Master and Slave) to be connected to FireWire (IEEE 1394) serial bus in a plug-and-play fashion.

FWB-IDE11-FWB provides the perfect solution for data backup and transferring of data between computers using IDE (ATA/ATAPI) devices.

FWB-IDE11-FWB also is a selectable hardware RAID bridge for two 3.5" ATA HDD. A true hardware solution, FWB-IDE11-FWB requires no software to be installed on your machine.

It provides 3 hardware RAID mode:

  • RAID 0 (Striping): for two disks with same capacity.
  • Spanning: for two disks with different capacity.
  • Non-RAID (JBOD).

Technical Specifications

FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) to IDE (ATA/ATAPI) Bridge Board:

  • DC Power Connector: with mini 4-pin Floppy Disk Drive power connector
  • IDE (ATA/ATAPI) Interface: Male IDC 2X20 Connector
  • Both ATA and ATAPI devices are supported using the same firmware. FireWire Bus Power: Self Powered Mode Operation
  • FireWire ports: Two Bilingual ports
  • 1394b PHY: Ti's TSB81BA3 IEEE 1394b 800Mbps PHY
  • 1394 Bus Transfer Rate: S100/S200/S400/S800 Mbps
  • Power indicator LED and HDD Access LED
  • FireWire 800 (IEEE-1394b) to ATA Native Bridge Controller: Oxford OXFW912
  • Complies with T13's ATA/ATAPI-6 Draft Specification:
    • PIO Mode 0 ~ 4
    • Multiword DMA Mode 0 ~ 2
    • Ultra DMA Mode 0 ~ 6
    • Supports 48-bit addressing for large hard drives (>128GB).
  • Form Factor: SCSI I 50pin Low Density Centronics Connector Form Factor. Fit to most standard SCSI enclosure.
Physical Dimensions
  • 8.45cm (W) x 4.96cm (H) x 2.00cm(D)
Hardware Requirement
  • Desktop PC: with either a built-in FireWire (IEEE 1394) controller or a FireWire (IEEE 1394) to PCI Host Adapter equipped with a external FireWire (IEEE 1394) port.
  • Laptop PC: with either a built-in FireWire (IEEE 1394) controller or a FireWire (IEEE 1394) to CardBus PC Card equipped with a external FireWire (IEEE 1394) port.
Operating System Requirements
  • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003/7; MacOS X or higher; Linux
  • Driver Requirements
    • FireWire:
      • No driver installation for Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, 7, Mac OS and Linux
Kit includes
  • FWBU2-IDE11-FWB Bridge Board
  • Ultra DMA100 Cable
  • FireWire800 Bilingual-to-Bilingual Cable (1.0m length)
  • Y-Shape DC Power Cable (Red, Black, Black, Yellow)
  • Installation Guide