• FWB-IDE01AB support two IDE (ATA/ATAPI) devices.

FWB-IDE01AB is a FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) to IDE (ATA/ATAPI) bridge. FWB-IDE01AB 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 two IDE drives (Master and Slave) to be connected to FireWire (IEEE 1394) serial bus in a plug-and-play fashion.

FWB-IDE01AB provides the perfect solution for data backup and transferring of data between computers using IDE (ATA/ATAPI) devices.

Technical Specifications

FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) to IDE (ATA/ATAPI) Bridge Board:

  • 1394b PHY: Ti's TSB81BA3
  • 1394 Bus Transfer Rate: 100/200/400/800 Mbps
  • FireWire Ports: Two Biligual-9pin and One FireWire-6pin
  • Complies with T13's ATA/ATAPI-7 d1532r2, Vol. 1 & 2:
    • PIO Mode 0 ~ 4
    • Multiword DMA Mode 0 ~ 2
    • Ultra DMA Mode 2, 4, 5, 6
    • Supports 48-bit addressing for large hard drives (>128GB)
  • IDE (ATA) Interface: IDC 2X20 Male Connector
  • Both ATA and ATAPI devices are supported using the same firmware.
  • Provide Dual Color LED to indicate Power & Disk Activity.
  • Self Powered Mode Of Operation
  • DC Power Input: mini 4-pin (+12V, GND, GND, +5V) FDD like Power Connector
Physical Dimensions
  • 9.5cm (W) x 6.3cm (L) x 2.8cm (H)
Hardware Requirement
  • 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/ME/2000/XP/2003/7; MacOS X or higher; Linux
  • Driver Requirements
    • FireWire:
      • No driver installation for Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, 7, Mac OS and Linux
Kit includes
  • FWB-IDE01AB Bridge Board
  • FireWire 6pin-to-6pin Cable (1.0m length)
  • Beta 9pin -to- 9pin Cable (1.0m length)
  • Ultra DMA100 Cable
  • Y-Shape DC Power Cable (Red, Black, Black, Yellow) with power connectors (two FDD like mini 4pin and one IDE big 4pin female plug)
  • DCS1-1205 Power Switch
  • AC 100 ~ 240 V to DC +5V/2A and +12V/2A Power Adapter
    • Input: Full Range 100 ~ 240 V, 1.2A 50 ~ 60Hz
    • Output: DC +5V/2A and +12V/2A
    • Power Max. 34 Watt
    • Safety: UL/CSA/TUV/BSMI
  • AC power cord (Length: 6 feet)
  • User's Guide