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FirmTek has announced the upcoming miniSwap/U3 for 2.5-inch solid state (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD). It provides trayless, hot-swap, USB 3.0 external enclosure support for Mac and PC computers.
The miniSwap/U3 can be integrated as a portable on-the-go 2.5-inch enclosure, or as a space saving high performance trayless 2.5-inch desktop drive mounting station. Multiple miniSwap/U3 enclosures can be connected to provide advanced RAID performance, expanded capacity, and simple or complex storage configurations.
The miniSwap/U3 trayless bay design supports standard 2.5-inch Serial ATA SSD or HDD 9.5mm height devices along with 7mm, 12.5mm and even larger disks up to 14.9mm. The silver aluminum chassis features an attractive design made from aluminum to keep weight at a minimum while maintaining firm structural rigidity, according to Chi Kim Stanford, vice president of Business Development, FirmTek. The enclosure supports transfer rates of 500MBytes/sec or 5.0Gbits/sec.
The FirmTek miniSwap/U3 will be available "soon." Specially priced build-to-order miniSwap/U3 bundles with custom pre-installed SATA hard disks or SSD configurations will also be available at the FirmTek store. For more info go to www.firmtek.com .