updated 10:35 am EDT, Mon July 14, 2003
FirmTek announced today the debut of its new host adapter, the first of many such solutions from the company's new line of SeriTek products. The SeriTek/1S2 "boosts overall system performance offering data transfer rates of up to 150MBytes/sec or 1.5Gbits/sec," according to the manufacturer "resulting in high SCSI-like performance and data protection, without the SCSI price." It utilizes Serial ATA's longer, thinner, fully insulated cables and smaller 7-pin connectors. It will begin shipping mid-August, with estimated retail pricing starting at $70.