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SeriTek/6G: ExpressCard/34 Adapter for the 2011 Apple 17-Inch MacBook Pro and Windows Notebooks

Offers SATA 6G Compatibility and Performance

The bootable, 2-port, SeriTek/6G eSATA 6Gb/s ExpressCard provides a new level of performance, offering read transfer rates over 380MB/s when matched with the 2011 Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro.

System Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) 32-bit and 64-bit modes are supported along with Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP (Windows notebooks with an available ExpressCard/34 slot).

Performance: The SeriTek/6G features an energy efficient, two channel, SATA 6Gb/s compliant, native eSATA interface. This ExpressCard is compliant with the Serial ATA Revision 3.0 specification which supports SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s hard disks and Solid State Disks (SSD). The SeriTek/6G is also backward compatible with 2010 and 2009 MacBook Pro 17" models. However, pre-2011 MacBook Pro models will provide slower Read performance and are not bootable with the SeriTek/6G. For maximum performance, FirmTek recommends utilizing the SeriTek/6G with the 2011 Apple 17" MacBook Pro.

Port Multiplier: The FirmTek SeriTek/6G supports FIS-based port multiplier aware hardware which allows up to ten disks to be connected to the controller when two 5-bay SeriTek/5PM enclosures are available. A port multiplier configuration can provide massive storage volumes for audio/video editing, multimedia libraries or backing up data. The SeriTek/6G optimizes performance for up to 5 hard disks per data port by utilizing the advanced bandwidth characteristics of the PCI-Express architecture. 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/6G can dramatically increase on-hand data storage capabilities. With up to 10 hard disks connected simultaneously, accessible storage limits can be effectively eliminated for all but the most demanding applications.

Direcct Connect: Direct Connect: Using a direct connect storage enclosure like the FirmTek SeriTek/2EN2 allows up to two external SATA hard disks or SSD's to be attached to the SeriTek/6G. This configuration offers optimal bandwidth for high performance single disk or RAID installations. The SeriTek/6G eSATA controller supports a wide variety of hard disk configuration options for maximum connectivity.

Key Features and Benefits
  • SATA 6Gb/s compliant
  • Supports SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s Disks
  • Fully compliant with Serial ATA Revision 3.0 specification
  • PCI-Express compliant
  • S.M.A.R.T application support for third party Macintosh utilities
  • Supports Apple Disk Utility RAID and JBOD hard disk configurations
  • Bus Mastering off-loads data I/O handling from CPU
  • Complete CRC error checking, offers enhanced data protection
  • Two independent data channels with external Serial ATA (eSATA) connectors
  • Automatically identifies and configures drive types
  • Supports Mac OS Port Multiplier FIS based switching
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Low power consumption and agressive power management
  • Direct connect support: Connect up to 2 disks with a SeriTek/2EN2 enclosure
  • Port Multiplier support: up to 10 disks using SeriTek/5PM enclosures
  • Oxford 936DS/936QS enclosure support
Package Contents
  • SeriTek/6G ExpressCard/34 adapter with two external eSATA I-Type connectors for MacBook Pro and Windows notebook computers
  • CD-ROM with user manual and drivers

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

This ExpressCard/34 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.

The SeriTek/6G ExpressCard/34 MacBook/Windows notebook adapter is also available as a bundle with the SeriTek/5PM 5-bay port-multiplication enclosure.

SeriTek/6G: ExpressCard/34 Adapter for the 2011 Apple 17-Inch MacBook Pro and Windows Notebooks SATA-6G$119.95