FWBEIDE525D-1 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.

FWBEIDE525D-1 allows users to easily hot-swap IDE drive without interrupting the current operation. FWBEIDE525D-1 provides the perfect solution for data backup and transferring of data between computers using IDE (ATA/ATAPI) devices.

Technical Specifications

FWBEIDE525D-1 combines two key components:
1). FireWire800 (IEEE 1394b) to IDE (ATA/ATAPI) Bridge Board:
2). Mechanism and Power supply:

1). FireWire800 (IEEE 1394b) to IDE (ATA/ATAPI) Bridge Board:

  • ATA Interface: Male IDC 2X20 Connector
  • Both ATA and ATAPI devices are supported using the same firmware.
  • FireWire ports: One FireWire-6pin and Two Biligual-9pin
  • 1394 Bus Transfer Rate: 100/200/400/800 Mbps
  • HDD Access LED
  • Complies with T13's ATA/ATAPI-7 Draft Specification:
    • PIO Mode 0-4
    • DMA Mode 0-2
    • Ultra DMA Mode 2, 4, 5, 6
    • Supports 48-bit addressing for large hard drives (>128GB)

2). Mechanism and power supply:

  • Provide two 5.25" device bay
  • The inner metal mounting bracket provide the screw hole for 5.25" devices.
  • Provide one RCA Jack
  • Power indicator LED and HDD access LED
  • Provide Power Switch on the front panel.
  • Built-in 80W power supply/Universal auto-switching 90-240V AC
  • Built-in 80x80 mm cooling fan
  • CD Copier

  • DVD & CD Backup

  • Data Storage

Hardware Requirements
  • Desktop PC: with either a built-in FireWire (IEEE 1394) port or a FireWire (IEEE 1394) to PCI Host Adapter.
  • Notebook PC: with either a built-in FireWire (IEEE 1394) port or a FireWire (IEEE 1394) to CardBus PC Card.
Operating System Requirements
  • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/7; MacOS X or higher
Kit includes
  • FWBEIDE525D-1 enclosure
  • AC Power Core (1.8m length)
  • FireWire 6pin-to-6pin cable (1.5m length)
  • Installation guide