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Glossary of Technical Terms

Firewire Hard Drive Enclosure

 

 

A FireWire Hard Drive enclosure uses a FireWire connection to add an extra means of data storage to a user’s notebook or desktop Mac or PC based computer system. FireWire hard drive enclosures are also portable and can be used with multiple computers. Some drive enclosures have hot swap capabilities allowing the drive to be removed without having to shut down the host computer.