updated 11:10 am EST, Wed January 11, 2006
G-Tech FireWire 800 HBA
G-Technology today unveiled a (HBA) that works with the latest Power Mac G5 systems featuring PCI-Express expansion slots. The adapter enables users to connect G-Tech G-RAID and G-DRIVE storage solutions to any new Power Mac G5 while freeing up the onboard FireWire ports for use with other peripherals, including tape decks and video editing equipment such as AJA's Io. Features include two external FireWire 800 ports, one external FireWire 400 port, and single lane PCI-Express transfer rates up to 2.5Gbps. The adapter supports DV, HDV, DVCPRO HD, and 8-bit uncompressed video editing. The G-Tech FireWire 800 PCI-Express adapter ships with a one-year warranty, and is available for $130.