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ViPowER MobileRACK
easy, convenient backup
by Rick Smith (April 4, 2001)


Need a quick way to backup lots of data from your computer? Does it have a parallel, USB, PCMCIA, IDE or Firewire port? If it does, the ViPowER MobileRACK is what you need. ViPowER makes versions that help you to connect your hard drive to your computer via any of these five methods. This rack system is designed so that the interface portion can be easily removed and replaced with another interface module. This way you can backup data from one computer via USB, change to the a Firewire module and then transfer that same data to another computer via Firewire. If that isn't enough, a new model is coming out that can transform your IDE drive into an external Ultra SCSI or Wide SCSI drive.

Because of price of hard drives have dropped so dramatically, using a hard drive as backup device is becoming increasingly popular. While removeable hard drive caddies have been made for several years, they only address removal and replacement in desktop and tower systems. They also require that a hard drive "rack" to be installed inside the computer, which consumes a 5.25 inch drive bay as well. What makes ViPowER's MobileRACK product so unique is that it transforms a drive mounted in a caddy into an external drive that can interface to a computer, via parallel, USB, PCMCIA, or Firewire ports.

The ViPowER MobileRACK also:

- comes in a variety of cool translucent colors

- uses 3.5 inch drives, unlike most mobile solutions that use more expensive 2.5 inch drives

- can be used for other IDE devices such as Iomega ZIP, magneto-optical, LS-120 or tape drives.

Copyright 2006 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

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