FireWire Depot just announced the IF8C, a new dual drive internal Firewire 800 bridgeboard, which converts two IDE/ATAPI devices into IEEE-1394b/FireWire800. The main board of the IF8C has a plastic housing and connects directly to the connector on the master drive mechanism, while an IDE cable is used to connect the slave mechanism. It’ll work with hard drives and all manner of CD/DVD mechanisms.
The Depot should be ready to ship the $129.99 IF8C in late August. Works with Win98SE, ME, 2K, XP, Linux, FreeBDS and MAC OS 9.x or higher.
Just the thing for the geek who likes to have his hardware exposed for all to see.