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External Serial ATA Host Adapter

The SeriTek/1eSE2 extends Serial ATA's 1.5Gbits/sec performance to the outside of the Macintosh computer chassis, enabling users to take advantage of external Serial ATA enclosures. With two external ports, it provides the high bandwidth necessary to meet the needs of performance-hungry applications while offering hot-swap flexibility similar to that of Universal Serial Bus (USB) and FireWire. Using a unique patent-pending method, SeriTek/1eSE2 can even hot-swap RAID disks under both Mac OS 9 and OS X.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Two external ports with hot-swap capability
  • Plug-and-Play ease of use, completely self-contained booting functionality, no driver installation necessary
  • Boosts overall system performance with per-port data transfer rates of up to 150MBytes/sec or 1.5Gbits/sec
  • Compatible with all PCI-based Power PC Macintosh computers
  • Supports Mac OS 8, 9, and OS X version 10.1.5 or later
  • Provides performance and protection: Supports native OS X RAID 0/1; OS 9 RAID with 3rd party software
  • Ideal for multimedia-intensive applications: audio/video capture and editing, and graphics manipulation/publishing
  • User-upgradeable firmware
  • 48-bit LBA support for drive sizes larger than 137GB
  • Includes a one-meter, fully shielded, thin and flexible SATA cable with 7-pin connector
  • Perfect for upgrading and expanding legacy and G5 Macintosh computers
  • 32-bit, 33 or 66 MHz PCI bus support
  • Compliant with 32-bit PCI bus version 2.2
  • Supports OS X RAID, OS 9 Software RAID (third party software), and other storage utilities
  • Bus master operation enhances multitasking during disk transfers and increases CPU efficiency: The CPU is free to handle other tasks during data transfers between the PCI Bus and system memory
  • Reduced setting on storage devices (no master/slave) means easier installation and replacement

Package Contents

  • SeriTek Serial ATA interface board with two external connectors
  • User's manual