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EF3-Q8 - DAT Optic Quad 3.5 in FireWire 800/1394b Enclosure
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GPO Code: DS-DO_EF3-Q8
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EF3-Q8 - DAT Optic Quad 3.5 in FireWire 800/1394b Enclosure

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Part Number:EF3-Q8
Manufacturer:DAT Optic


DAT Optic Inc.'s EF3-Q8 is the SMALLEST FOUR 3.5" drive FireWire 800 (1394b) metal enclosure in the market. The EF3-Q8 has a built-in high-performance FireWire 800 (1394b) bridge board with 1394 payload of 4096 instead of 2048, and support 48-bit sector addressing (138GB+ HDD). With such specifications there are no HDD size or fast data transfer limitations.

Available and ready to ship, our EF3-Q8 provides an essential solution and data rates to next-generation storage used in high-end applications, such as audio/video (A/V) editing. Our EF3-Q8 offers full FireWire 800 and ATA-7 speeds (800MB/s and 133MB/s, respectively), as well as software RAID 0, 1, support in Win2K, XP or MAC OSx, which is critical for A/V applications.

Any FOUR 3.5" HDD (no size limitation) devices can be easily, quickly and reliably converted to plug-and-play high speed FireWire 800/1394b, up to 1.6Tbps (2x 1394b channels req')

Our EF3-Q8 offers a unique opportunity to continue to take advantage of the low cost IDE HDD while presenting high performance (800mbps transfer rate), hot plug-able devices into the brand new and expanding 1394b/FireWire market.

Key Features

  • 2x Master/2x Slave - FOUR drives FireWire 800/IEEE-1394b
  • TI's TSB81BA3 IEEE 1394b 800Mbps PHY
  • TWO independent FireWire 800/1394b channels
  • 1394b Transfer Rate 800 Mbps per channel, up to 1.6Tbps (2x 1394b channels req') Complies with ATA-133 (133MB/s)
  • Supports 48-bit addressing for large hard drives (>128GB)
  • 1394 Payload size upto 4096
  • Support software RAID level 0, level 1


Part Number:EF3-Q8, Quad 3.5" Bay FireWire 800/1394b Enclosure
Physical Mount Space Up to four physical 3.5" drives
Operating System: Win98SE, ME, 2K, XP, FreeBSD, Linux, MAC 8.6 or higher
IDE Interface: Quad ATA-133 - No size limitation (48-bit address)
IEEE 1394 Interface: IEEE 1394-1995, IEEE 1394a compliant
Support data transfer rate up to 100, 200, 400 Mbps
SBP-2 Target
Revision 4 compliant
Cooling:TWO exhaust fans, ruggerdize metal case
Operating Temperature:0o C to 50o CC
Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Dimensions: 14.0cm x 12.7cm x 31.0cm (5.5in x 5.0in x 12.0in)
Connectors: 9-pin IEEE 1394b connector x 2
Power connector x 1
On/Off switch x 1
Power Supply: 90-265VAC 50/60Hz; 65W Output Power


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Item Number: DS-DO_EF3-Q8
Usually ship in 2-3 business days
Regular Internet price:$198.00
Our price:$195.03
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