updated 10:25 am EST, Mon February 20, 2006
New SIIG ExpressCards
SIIG, a maker of I/O connectivity products, announced four new ExpressCard products are now certified compliant with the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association's ExpressCard specifications, the new standard expansion slot on the MacBook Pro. Newly available cards are the FireWire 2-Port Express Card ($80); the FireWire 2-Port ExpressCard DV-Kit bundled with Ulead VideoStudio 9.0; eSATA II ExpressCard with two-port host adapter, two eSATA ports, data transfer rates up to 3GB/sec, and NCQ; and the eSATA II ExpressCard RAID with two-port host adapters, two eSATA ports, RAID O (striping) and I (mirroring), data transfer rates up to 3GB/sec, and NCQ. Other SIIG products based on the ExpressCard format will include assorted FireWire (400 and 800), SATA II, and other adapter solutions for hot-pluggable internal I/O expansion for desktop and mobile computers.