updated 02:10 pm EDT, Wed October 4, 2006
FW Depot SATA storage
FireWire Depot today unveiled its PCI-X SeriTek/1VE2+2 2-port internal/2-port external SATA adapter, as well as its MB561 series 4-bay SATA removable hard drive enclosure. The PCI-X SeriTek/1VE2+2 adapter features two external Serial ATA ports and two internal Serial ATA ports, each boasting a 1.5Gbps transfer rate. The adapter is compatible with PCI-X, supporting Power Mac G5 users while offering backward compatibility with older Power Macs. The MB561 (shown at right) combines hot-swap functionality with support for up to four SATA I/II hard drives. The enclosure features interchangeable trays, an interchangeable fan, and lightweight construction with solid aluminum and a mirrored finish. FireWire Depot's PCI-X SeriTek/1VE2+2 is priced at $140, while the MB561 is available for $320.