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SpyderHUB USB/FireWire to eSATA Converter For PC and Macintosh Computers

Provide Boot Capability to External Direct Connect SATA Enclosures and Share Data with any Computer!

FirmTek provides versatile & cutting-edge SATA enclosures and host adapters for computer users looking for high performance data storage solutions. These SATA enclosures provide extremely high data transfer rates with JBOD or RAID configurations. The only issue holding back the adoption of SATA enclosures with all computers has been that many models do not provide the ability to add SATA host adapters.

No drivers necessary. The SpyderHUB is an eSATA converter that allows up to two external eSATA hard drives to interface with a USB or FireWire computer port while supporting hardware RAID or JBOD modes. The SpyderHUB also provides Macintosh boot capabilities for external eSATA enclosures. An ultra-small, 4-ounce/110-gram device, the SpyderHUB offers users the ability to connect external eSATA hard drives and enclosures to their computers, even when their computers do not natively support eSATA. The SpyderHUB does this by providing USB 2.0 & FireWire to eSATA connectivity capabilities.

The SpyderHUB supports three types of RAID modes: RAID 0 (Striping), SPAN (Concatenate), and JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks).

Key Features and Benefits
  • Provides Mac OS boot capability to external eSATA enclosures
  • Allows content to be shared between different Macintosh and/or PC
  • Provides FireWire daisy-chaining capability
  • Operates using computer USB or FireWire bus power (external power adapter optional)
  • No special driver installation required
  • Expands eSATA direct connect enclosure connectivity to include FireWire 800/400/USB 2.0 host interfaces (FireWire 400 requires optional 400/800 adapter)
  • Features dual external eSATA ports and a FireWire daisy-chain device port
  • Includes FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 host input ports

  • Activity LED for each hard drive
  • Supports JBOD and hardware RAID 0/stripe and SPAN/concatenate modes
  • SATA II compliant; auto-negotiates support for the latest 3Gb/s and legacy 1.5Gb/s Serial ATA drives
  • Attractive design
  • Features Kensington Security Slot
  • Easy to set up, easy to transport, compact, lightweight and portable
  • Platform and Operating system independent; compatible with all Macintosh and PC computers running Mac OS X, Windows and Linux
  • Requires Macintosh or PC with a FireWire 800, 400 or USB 2.0 port
  • Supports up to two external SATA HDD, up to 2TB each
  • Supports External eSATA direct connect enclosure (SeriTek/2EN2)
  • Does not support SATA Port Multiplier (PM) enclosures
  • Offers RAID 0/Striping, SPAN/concatenate, and JBOD modes
  • Operating system independent
  • One year limited parts & labor warranty
Package Contents
  • One SeriTek/SpyderHUB Converter
  • User Manual on CD-ROM

SpyderHUB: USB/FireWire to eSATA Converter SATA-SpyderHUB$129.95