MaxPower 2 port eSATA + 2 port USB 3.0 PCIe card


MAXPower 2-port eSATA 6Gb/s & 2-port USB 3.0 PCIe Controller Card for Mac Pro 2006-2012 and PCs

MAX Integration
The power of USB 3.0 and 6G SATA high-speed interfaces are brought together on a single PCIe 2.0 card with the MAXPower eSATA/USB3 Host Bus Controller (HBA). This highly integrated I/O card saves valuable PCIe slots while adding the throughput desired for demanding applications such as video editing, audio mixing, and photography.
MAX Flexibility
The MAXPower eSATA/USB3 HBA provides two eSATA ports that are compatible with the latest 6G technology such as SSDs, as well as supporting legacy SATA devices, SATA hubs, and external optical drives. Simple to integrate and operate, it supports hot-plugging, eliminating the need to restart the computer when connecting or disconnecting a SATA device. 
MAX Throughput
Since each USB and eSATA port commands a dedicated PCIe lane, card-level throughput of up to 2,000MB/s can be achieved, up to 500MB/s per each port.  


  • PCI Express 2.0 x4
  • Two USB 3.0 ports with Type A connectors (female)
  • Two 6Gb/s eSATA Ports
  • 20Gb/s transfer bandwidth
  • Optimized for all USB 3.0 & eSATA storage devices
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1, and eSATA 3Gb/s
  • Hot-Swap and Hot-Plug
  • Compliant with xHCI (Extensible Host Controller Interface) Specification v1.00




Product Specifications

NewerTech Part Number


Hardware Requirements

  • Intel-based Mac with available PCI Express 2.0 x4 lane slot
  • Backwards compatible with PCI Express 1.0a at reduced speeds*

Form Factor

  • Full-height, half-length

Operating System Support

  • Mac OS X 10.5.6 and later
  • Windows 7, Windows 8 and later
  • Windows Server 2012

Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0: up to 500MB/s per port
  • eSATA: up to 500MB/s per port
  • Up to 20Gb/s total card bandwidth.
    Dedicated per port performance architecture fully utilizes the PCIe 2.0 x4 bandwidth


  • Via USB 3.0: No
  • Via eSATA: No

External Connectivity

  • x2 USB 3.0 Type A ports
  • x2 eSATA 6Gb/s ports

Internal Connectivity

  • none

Port Multiplication

  • Via USB 3.0: No
  • Via eSATA: Yes

SuperSpeed USB 3.0

  • Supports all USB communication speed data rate of Low-speed (1.5 Mbps) / Full-speed (12 Mbps) / High-speed (480 Mbps) / SuperSpeed (5Gbps)
  • Supports all USB compliant data transfer type as follows; Control / Bulk / Interrupt
  • Compatible with both USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 hubs

SATA 6Gb/s

  • Compliant with Serial ATA Specification 3.0
  • Supports all SATA communication speed data rate of 6.0 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s, 1.5 Gb/s
  • Supports AHCI 1.0
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)

Hot Swappable

  • Yes

Hot Plugable

  • Yes

Thunderbolt™ Support

  • No


  • Sleep is supported**

Agency Approvals & Compliance

  • FCC Rules, Part 15, Class B
  • WEEE
  • CE
  • European Standard EN55022 (1998) Class B
  • European Standard EN55024 (1998)
  • RoHS Compliant


  • 4.72" x 4.53" x 0.75" (12.0 x 11.5 x 1.9 cm)


  • 0.43 lbs (0.19kg)

Operating Temperature

  • 0°C ~ 70°C (32°F ~ 158°F)

Non-Operating Temperature

  • -65°C~ 150°C (-85°F ~ 302°F)

Relative Humidity

  • 0% ~ 80% non condensing


*Use of a PCIe 1.0 slot would reduce bandwidth to 1000MB/s (250MB/s per port)
**Connected drives may take approximately 30 seconds for the volume to reappear