FirmTek Ships Snow Leopard Compatible 4-Port eSATA Host Adapter

FirmTek eSATA Host Adapter
SeriTek/2ME4-E 4-Port
eSATA host adapter

FirmTek announced Monday the SeriTek/2ME4-E 4-Port eSATA host adapter is shipping. The PCIe card is compatible with Snow Leopard in both 64-bit and 32-bit mode, and is backwards campatible back to Mac OS 10.4.6. With four ports, users can connect up to four external eSATA drives or RAID arrays.

Features of the card, according to the company:

  • Supports Mac OS X 10.6.x "Snow Leopard" 64-bit and 32-bit modes
  • Backward compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later
  • Compatible with all Apple Mac Pro models and the late 2005 PowerMac G5 (11,2)
  • PCI-Express 4x bandwidth (Compatible with 4x, 8x and 16x PCIe slots)
  • Four independent data channels with external Serial ATA (eSATA) connectors
  • Supports Apple Disk Utility RAID and JBOD hard disk configurations
  • SATA II 3Gb/sec backward compatible with SATA I 1.5Gb/sec hard disks
  • S.M.A.R.T application support for third party Macintosh utilities
  • Self-contained PowerMac G5 boot functionality
  • Not bootable with the Apple Mac Pro (provides additional storage)
  • Bus Mastering off-loads data I/O handling from CPU
  • Complete CRC error checking for all bits transmitted, offers enhanced data protection
  • SATA II Native Command Queuing and Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC)
  • Low Power Consumption Environmentally Sensitive Design
  • Onboard Flash ROM for easy firmware updates
  • Port multiplier support: Connect up to 20 drives using SeriTek/5PM enclosures
  • Direct connect support: Connect up to 4 drives with a SeriTek/2eEN4 enclosure
  • Simple to install, easy to use, built solely for Mac OS X

The FirmTek SeriTek/2ME4-E 4-port eSATA controller for Apple Mac Pro and the late 2005 PowerMac G5 is available now and priced at US$199.95.Pricing and Availability