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Two-Port Serial ATA PCI Express Card for Dual-Core Macintosh G5 Systems and Mac Pro Systems

The SeriTek/2SE2-E is a Serial ATA host adapter fully compatible with the new PCI Express bus architecture found in Apple's latest Dual-Core G5 Macintosh, 4-core and 8-core Mac Pro Systems and newer PC computers. Offering two external SATA II ports at up to 3 gigabits per second, the card enables individual drives or RAID arrays to be fully utilized as high-performance storage on Dual-Core G5 systems and 4-core and 8-core Mac Pro Systems. With FirmTek's established hot-swap compatibility, users can easily move these drives or volumes from one system to another, providing maximum flexibility and security.

Apple's use of PCI Express in the new Dual-Core G5 and 4-core and 8-core Mac Pro Systems has opened a new era of performance for peripheral devices and expansion cards. Unlike previous standards, PCI Express gives each device dedicated bandwidth and access to the system controller. Under this design standard, cards and slots are defined by the number of data lanes included; usually one, four, eight or sixteen, each supporting up to 250 Mbps. The newer G5s and 4-core and 8-core Mac Pro Systems include a 16 lane slot intended for a graphics, as well as two with four lanes and one with eight. Cards must be specially designed to work with this new standard.

As a PCI Express card, the SeriTek/2SE2-E is intended for use with the new Dual-Core G5 systems and 4-core and 8-core Mac Pro Systems. This new card design is not compatible with older PCI-X or PCI slots. The SeriTek/2SE2-E provides excellent direct connect performance. However, our testing indicates that single card RAID performance is limited to approximately 150MB/sec. FirmTek offers a variety of outstanding solutions for other Macintosh platforms, please look for additional SeriTek solutions on this website.