• U2FW-IDE12-FW support two IDE (ATA/ATAPI) devices.

U2FW-IDE12-FW is a FireWire (IEEE 1394a) to IDE (ATA/ATAPI) Bridge Board featuring Oxford OXFW911plus FireWire (IEEE 1394a) to IDE Bridge Controller

U2FW-IDE12-FW is suitable for tailgating interface applications for removable-media rives CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, tape drive, and hard disk drive. It allows IDE drives (Master and Slave) to connect to FireWire (IEEE 1394a) serial bus in a plug-and-play fashion.

U2FW-IDE12-FW provides the perfect solution for data backup and transferring of data between computers using IDE (ATA/ATAPI) devices.

U2FW-IDE12-FW also is a selectable hardware RAID bridge for two 3.5" ATA HDD. A true hardware solution, U2FW-IDE12-FW 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 (IEEE 1394a) to IDE (ATA) Bridge Board:

  • IDE (ATA/ATAPI) Interface: Male IDC 2X20 Connector
  • Both ATA and ATAPI devices are supported using the same firmware.
  • FireWire ports: External X 2 (FireWire 6pin)
  • 1394a PHY: Ti's TSB41AB2 1394a-2000 400Mbps PHY
  • 1394 Bus Transfer Rate: 100/200/400 Mbps
  • HDD Access LED
  • Provides Striping and Spanning function
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a) to ATA Native Bridge Controller: Oxford OXFW911plus
  • Complies with T13's ATA/ATAPI-6 Draft Specification:
    • PIO Mode 0 ~ 4
    • DMA Mode 0 ~ 2
    • Ultra DMA Mode 0 ~ 6
    • Supports 48-bit addressing for large hard drives (>128GB).
Hardware Requirements
  • 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 or higher; Mac OS 9.1 or higher; Linux
  • Driver Requirements
    • FireWire:
      • No driver installation for Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, Mac OS and Linux
Kit includes
  • U2FW-IDE12-FW Bridge Board
  • Ultra DMA100 Cable
  • FireWire 6pin to 6pin Cable (1.0m length)
  • Y-Shape DC Power Cable (Red, Black, Black, Yellow) with three power connectors (one FDD like mini 4pin, one IDE big 4pin female plug and one IDE big 4pin male plug )
  • Bridge board Overview