updated 04:15 pm EDT, Tue June 21, 2005
PCI-X SATA Adapter
announced today its newest Serial ATA host adapter: the four-port SeriTek/1VE2+2 featuring external and internal ports. This solution joins FirmTek's line of Serial ATA solutions, which already includes Serial ATA adapters for the Macintosh as well as the award-winning SeriTek/1EN2 external enclosure. The SeriTek/1VE2+2 features a 133MHz PCI-X interface. It offers direct booting from any attached hard drive or volume, hot-swap capability, support for native Mac OS X RAID 0/1 (mirroring or striping), and it works with Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X on any PCI bus-based Mac intended to run those systems.
The adapter offers four Serial ATA ports; two for internal drives and two for external. These ports are independently controlled to maximize performance at all times. The two external ports are fully shielded and
support hot-swapping of drives at any time.
"This innovation allows for the quick connection of storage to virtually any PCI-based Macintosh for any number of applications, and the hot-swap feature means that multiple users or applications can share the same machine without rebooting between projects." Even a fully operational RAID volume can be unmounted, disconnected, and replaced with another volume without powering the Macintosh down.
SeriTek/1VE2+2 Key Features and Benefits:
volumes; add and remove drives without shutting down the computer
performance on "Sawtooth" G4, and all G5 computers
150MBytes/sec or 1.5Gbits/sec per port
9 RAID with third party software
data cables to allow easy, optimal placement of internal devices
multimedia-intensive applications: audio/video capture and editing,
graphics manipulation and high-end digital publishing
The SeriTek/1VE2+2 Serial ATA host adapter is $140.