4-Port 3Gb/s eSATA PCI-X Host Adapter
Mac / PC / eSATA / PCI-X
Connect Up to 20 Drives
Improve your PCI-X System
The SeriTek/2SE4 is compatible with PCI-X bus architecture systems like Apple's Macintosh G5. The FirmTek SeriTek/2SE4 is the only port multiplier compatible SATA controller card that offers Macintosh boot capability, allowing the fastest RAID configurations to include system operations. Four hot-swappable external SATA II ports enable individual drives or RAID arrays via built-in OS RAID 0/1 software.
Supports Port Multiplication
The port multiplier technology included in the SeriTek/2SE4 allows each physical eSATA port to access multiple devices at full speed via port multiplier enclosures like FirmTek's SeriTek/5PM. A single eSATA data cable connects the computer with up to five hard drives (previous technology required a separate cable for each external SATA drive). The SeriTek/2SE4 can dramatically increase on-hand high-performance data storage. With up to 20 RAID-configured hard drives connected simultaneously, accessible storage limits can be effectively eliminated for all but the most demanding applications. In addition, port multiplication also delivers significantly less cable clutter.
Achieve Faster Data Transfers
SeriTek/2SE4 optimizes performance for up to 5 hard drives per data port by utilizing the advanced bandwidth characteristics of the PCI-X architecture. When 20 high performance hard drives are configured in a RAID array, throughput can reach beyond 700Mb/sec, enabling up to four simultaneous HD video streams to be streamed directly to disk.