updated 11:10 am EDT, Tue September 14, 2004
FirmTek SATA PCI card
FirmTek today unveiled its new external . The SeriTek/1SE2 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. Offering two external ports, it provides the same hot-swap flexibility as USB and FireWire devices as well as offers native RAID 0/1 support on Mac OS X, supports all PCI-based Macs, offers user-upgradeable firmware, and includes a one-meter, fully shielded, thin and flexible SATA cable. FirmTek's SeriTek/1SE2 Serial ATA host adapter for the Macintosh will be available during the 4th quarter of 2004 for $100.