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FirmTek Debuts Screaming Fast USB 3.0
Ultra-light Enclosure for 2.5" SSD and HDD drives

New for 2014!


UNION CITY, California (August 14, 2014) FirmTek, LLC, the world's leading developer of Serial ATA solutions for Apple Macintosh and PC systems, today announces the dLite with a limited time introductory price of $39.95 (MSRP $59.95 enclosure only). The dLite USB 3.0 Enclosure Incorporates the Latest Technology to Deliver Unprecedented 440MBs Transfer Speed with Cross-Platform Macintosh and PC Support. Perfect for solid state drives (SSD) and 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. This new ultra-light, Mac OS X bootable, bus-powered SuperSpeed USB 3.0 enclosure offers a less costly option than it's Thunderbolt cousins, while freeing up the Thunderbolt ports for other duties.

Performance up to 440MB/s with a single SSD
The dLite was created to provide 2.5" storage devices with blazing fast 5G bandwidth, amazingly simple disk mounting and ultra-quiet operation. The small, ultra-light, yet rugged dLite can be integrated as a portable on-the-go 2.5" enclosure, or as a space saving high performance 2.5" desktop drive station. The dLite supports 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives and solid state drives (SSD). The unique dLite drive mounting design supports standard 2.5-inch 9.5mm height devices along with 7mm sizes.

Ultra-light Portability
The dLite silver aluminum chassis weighs in at only 2.0 ounces without a drive. Add a 2.8 ounce SSD or a 4 ounce standard 2.5" rotational hard disk to create your very own ultra-light weight storage-on-the go package. It's small foot print of 4.78" x 2.96 x .5" fits just about anywhere! This small size allows the drive to be carried in a shirt or pants pocket and it easily fits in the palm of your hand. The dLite features an attractive design made from aluminum to keep weight at a minimum while maintaining firm structural rigidity. Transport your high performance SSD in an incredibility small, high performance case," said Chi Kim Stanford, Vice President of Business Development. "The high quality, detailed construction of the dLite provides the same high performance as the miniSwap/U3 in an ultra-light weight case."

Instant Data Access
The dLite is compatible with virtually every USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port. In addition, the dLite enclosure supports transfer rates of 5.0Gbits/sec. Loading a 2.5-inch hard disk or SSD is as easy as removing the top cover, insert a bare drive and placing the cover back on. That's it! The dLite enclosure is designed to excel with audio/video editing, computer animation, digital photography, portable computing, storage expansion, backup and any application where external, flexible high performance data storage is desirable. FirmTek customers who enjoy the power and portability of SSD will truly appreciate the dLite.

dLite Key Features and Benefits
  • Attractive, durable, bus-powered, portable enclosure supports 2.5-inch SATA SSD or HDD drives
  • Ultra quiet, fan free, aluminum heat dissipation
  • Easy to install: swap out drives in seconds
  • Easy to operate: Simply plug in and go
  • Supports 7mm and 9.5mm drive heights
  • High performance design - Integrated Direct Connect SATA backplane; no internal cabling
  • Ultra high 5 Gbit/s bandwidth design with Power and Activity LED
  • Supports SATA 1.5G, 3G or 6G HDD or SSD 2.5-inch form factor with any capacity
  • Aluminum case for maximum durability and heat dissipation
  • High performance can handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Perfect for both storage-hungry and speed-sensitive applications
  • Cross-platform, PC and Macintosh compatible, operating system independent
  • Expand storage without overloading the computer's power supply or increasing heat within its chassis
  • Works with Macintosh or PC with shielded USB 3.0/2.0 ports running Mac OS X, Windows or Linux

The FirmTek dLite is available from FirmTek authorized resellers (Part# DL-U3). Specially priced build-to-order dLite bundles with custom pre-installed SATA hard disks or SSD configurations will also be available. For more information or to purchase FirmTek products please visit FirmTek's website at www.firmtek.com.

About FirmTek
Headquartered in Silicon Valley and founded by former Apple engineers, FirmTek is a leading hardware and firmware research and development company focusing on storage technologies. The company takes pride in developing reliable, high performance computer storage solutions. FirmTek products are offered through FirmTek's OEM and worldwide distribution channels. For information on how FirmTek helps users deploy, and organizations develop, advanced storage interface solutions, please visit FirmTek's website at www.firmtek.com, or drop us a line at the FirmTek support page.

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