Julie Montez
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DATE: August 28, 2020

SUBJECT: Turn your new or extra IDE hard drive into a super fast and portable device with Orange Micro’s FireWire® 800/USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure. Transfer or backup your data at up to 800 Mb/sec! For Macintosh or Windows..

Anaheim, CA - Orange Micro continues to meet the needs of upgrade conscious consumers by bringing to market the attractive FireWire 800/USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure. To transfer or backup your files at the groundbreaking speeds of FireWire 800/1394b or USB 2.0, simply insert your IDE hard drive into the enclosure from Orange Micro and connect it to your computer. As soon as you copy a file from or to your new external hard drive, you will see that it is a speed demon!

Any 3.5" IDE hard drive is compatible with the Hard Drive Enclosure. Once you complete the simple installation of your hard drive into the case, you will be able to take it anywhere you go. Accessing the data from any computer is instantaneous because the enclosure is a "plug and play" device. Orange Micro’s Hard Drive Enclosure is lightweight, attractive, and stackable. The two FireWire 800 ports that are available on the enclosure allow you to "daisy chain" other FireWire devices to your hard drive.

Of course, USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 are both backward compatible. If you bring your hard drive to a system with only USB 1.1 or legacy FireWire 400/1394a ports, the hard drive will still be able to function at the fastest possible speed available.

"Orange Micro was the first to bring you a full line of USB 2.0 products. Orange Micro was also first to market with the OrangeLink FireWire 800/1394b PCI card with Windows compatibility drivers. Orange Micro now has a FireWire 800 for notebooks available as well. If you want to upgrade your Mac or PC to take advantage of USB 2.0 or FireWire 800/1394b technology, you need look no further than

Product Details:
The FireWire 800/USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure has a MSRP of $129.00 and will ship on October 13, 2003. The enclosure has two FireWire 800/1394b ports and one USB 2.0 port. Power supply, installation screws, and internal cables are included.

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System Requirements:

The FireWire 800/USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure is compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP. An available 1394b port is required to get maximum data transfer rates from the FireWire 800 /1394b port on the enclosure. An available USB 2.0 port is required to get maximum data transfer from the USB 2.0 port on the enclosure. All Orange Micro FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 upgrade cards come with Windows drivers.

FireWire 800 support is included in Mac OS X (10.2.4 or newer). If your Mac desktop or Notebook does not have native FireWire 800 ports, then visit for an upgrade card.

Contact Information:
Qualified editors can obtain an evaluation unit by e-mailing sales at

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