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<b>SeriTek/2ME4-E</b><br><br>Snow Leopard 4-Port  SATA PCI Express Card for 32/64-bit Macintosh

Snow Leopard Compatible! Four-Port eSATA Host Adapter with Port Multiplier Compatibility for PCI-Express Equipped Apple Macintosh Computers.

The SeriTek/2ME4-E is compatible with all Apple Mac Pro computers and the late 2005 PowerMac G5 (11,2) model with an available PCI-Express slot. Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) 32-bit and 64-bit modes are supported with direct connect enclosures like the SeriTek/2eEN4 and port multiplier enclosures like the SeriTek/5PM. In addition, the FirmTek driver is backward compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.6 and higher. The new FirmTek 64-bit SeriTek/2ME4-E driver is built from the ground up to support the latest Snow Leopard features while also providing backward compatibility for earlier versions of Mac OS X.

SMART Application Support: The FirmTek SeriTek/2ME4-E driver features S.M.A.R.T application support which enables it to deliver SMART data to third party utilities like Hardware Monitor. Users can conveniently monitor hard disk temperatures and the health of hard disks attached to the SeriTek/2ME4-E while using their favorite Macintosh SMART reporting application. In addition, Disk Utility can also be used to verify the SMART status of hard disks connected to the SeriTek/2ME4-E. SMART application support can be very useful for keeping an eye on the condition of your hard disks and determining if they are obtaining sufficient cooling.

Ultra High Performance: The SeriTek/2ME4-E features a high performance, energy efficient, four channel, hot swap, native eSATA interface with PCIe 4x bandwidth designed to maximize hard disk performance. The controller is compliant with both SATA 1.0 and SATA II hard disks, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC). Both direct connect and port multiplier configurations are supported.

Port Multiplier: The FirmTek SeriTek/2ME4-E includes FIS-based port multiplier aware hardware which allows up to twenty hard disks to be connected to the controller when four 5-bay SeriTek/5PM enclosures are available. A port multiplier configuration can provide massive storage volumes and excellent performance. The SeriTek/2ME4-E optimizes performance for up to 5 hard disks per data port by utilizing the advanced bandwidth characteristics of the PCI-Express architecture. When 20 high performance hard disks are configured in a RAID 0 array, throughput can reach beyond 700Mb/sec, enabling up to four simultaneous HD video feeds to be streamed directly to disk. In addition, port multiplication also delivers significantly less cable clutter. A single eSATA data cable can attach up to five hard disks to the computer. The SeriTek/2ME4-E can dramatically increase on-hand high-performance data storage capabilities. With up to 20 RAID configured hard disks connected simultaneously, accessible storage limits can be effectively eliminated for all but the most demanding applications.

Direct Connect: Using a direct connect hard disk enclosure like the FirmTek SeriTek/2eEN4 allows up to four external SATA hard disks to be attached to the SeriTek/2ME4-E. This configuration offers optimal bandwidth for ultra high performance RAID installations with a limited number of hard disks. The SeriTek/2ME4-E allows the user to decide which hard disk configuration option best suits their needs.

Key Features and Benefits
  • 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
  • Macintosh systems with available PCI-Express slot
  • Mac OS X 10.4.6 or higher, 10.6.x "Snow Leopard" 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Supports Direct Connect enclosures like the SeriTek/2eEN4 and port multiplier enclosures like the SeriTek/5PM.
Package Contents
  • SeriTek/2ME4 PCI-Express adapter with four external eSATA I-Type connectors
  • CD-ROM with user manual

Don't forget to order external shielded Serial ATA Cables!

This eSATA external host adapter does not include cables. Please order the appropriate number of external shielded SATA cables for your application:

  • If you wish to use this adapter with enclosures that utilize the original style L-Type Serial ATA connectors, order the SATA-SeriTek/I2L-1M eSATA/I-Type to L-Type cable.
  • If you wish to use this adapter with newer enclosures that support the latest eSATA I-Type connectors, order the SATA-SeriTek/I2IESDC-1M eSATA to eSATA cable.
SATA Adapter and Enclosure Bundle Option:
    SATA-5PM-2ME4 ($719.95) includes SeriTek/2ME4-E 4-port PCI-Express SATA Port Multiplication host adapter and the SeriTek/5PM 5-Bay PM enclosure.

SATA Adapter Only:

SeriTek/2ME4-E Snow Leopard 4-Port SATA PCI Express Card for 32/64-bit Macintosh SATA-2ME4-E$199.95