MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Controller Card
For Intel-based Macintosh or PC computers with an open PCI Express 2.0 or 1.0 expansion slot.
The easiest solution for adding two SATA 6Gb/s ports with a DRIVERLESS - Plug and Play installation to Mac Pros!
Driverless Install With No Updating Needed
High performance doesn't mean a thing if its highly complicated to use, install, or a hassle to keep maintained. Because the NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Controller Card is fully compliant with the industry standard Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), there are no drivers to install and no future driver downloading/updating required. Additionally, the card uses the same connecting cables utilized by earlier SATA 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s devices for straight from the box, "install it and forget it" highest levels of convenience and performance.
Adds Faster Than Factory Interface To Mac Pros
From faster backups and file transfers to high-end Audio/Video editing, connecting an eSATA interface equipped device to the NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Controller Card can take data transfer performance to an entirely new level. Optimally compatible with Mac Pro models and PCs with an available PCIe 2.0 slot, the NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Controller Card works with ANY eSATA interfaced equipped external hard drive or optical drive (NOTE: does not support port multiplier cases/enclosures.) to deliver significantly faster data transfer rates over the fastest factory equipped Mac Pro interface of FireWire 800.
Future Ready Yet Fully Backward Compatible
NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Controller Card is like a "performance assurance policy" as conventional hard disk drives and SSDs migrate to the SATA 6Gb/s standard. Installing the card now offers immediate speeds gains while making a Mac Pro or PC future ready for even greater speed gains. Like all good upgrades, the card doesn't leave the past behind. The NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Controller Card is fully backward compatible with PCIe 1.0 slots as well as previous generations of SATA 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s drives.
* PCIe 2.0x1 backwards compatible with PCIe 1.0.
* Two eSATA 6Gb/s ports with up to 500MB/s data transfer rate*.
* eSATA hot plug support**.
* Plug and Play ready with industry standard AHCI compliance.
* Out-of-the-box ready driverless install for Mac OS X 10.5 & 10.6,
Windows Vista & Windows 7, and any Linux version with built-in AHCI support.
(Also compatible with Windows 2000/XP/2003, but requires driver install.)
* Compatible with eSATA port equipped external storage solutions and optical drives
* up to 500MB/s total for x1 PCIe 2.0 slot or 250MB/s total for x1 PCIe 1.0 slot
** Dependent upon external enclosure compatibility
***Card does not support port multiplier cases/enclosures.
What is eSATA 6Gb/s?
eSATA stands for External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment.
eSATA 6Gb/s is the latest SATA standard to provide data transfer
rates up to 6Gb/s (600 MB/s) for external storage devices.