WiebeTech has introduced its ToughTech(TM) XE mini, the latest (and tiniest) model in its range of drive enclosures.

The enclosure combines the eSATA and USB2 within a single port to help make the device small. The 160GB ToughTech XE mini costs just £179.95.

Like the popular ToughTech mini, the ToughTech XE mini accepts any 2.5-inch SATA drive and has the fast Oxford 924 chipset for dual Firewire 800, Firewire 400 (using the included converter cable) and USB2 connection. However, the ToughTech XE mini features a combo eSATA/USB2 port capable of transfer speeds up to 150MB/s.

"The new ToughTech XE mini is the fastest, most versatile pocket enclosure available from WiebeTech," said James Wiebe, president/CEO of WiebeTech LLC.

The product ships with all cables necessary to plug and play with any of its four supported connection types and an AC adapter. It also offers built-in drive protection. The 160GB capacity ToughTech XE mini costs just £179.95.

More information is available from WiebeTech's UK distributor AM Micro.