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FirmTek

SeriTek/2SM2-E
2-Port eSATA 3Gb/s ExpressCard/34 Adapter

Mac / PC / PCIe / eSATA
Connect up to 2 eSATA devices to your laptop
The SeriTek/2SM2-E extends SATA's astounding performance beyond the desktop, enabling content producers to capture, develop, edit and create content in almost any environment when using Apple's new MacBook Pro notebook computers. With transfer rates up to 3 gigabits per second per port, this breakthrough solution sets a new standard for handling data in a remote setting. FirmTek's established hot-swap compatibility also makes it easy for users to move entire drives and arrays from the MacBook Pro to any FirmTek-equipped desktop system in seconds.
  • Supports two SATA hard disk drives
  • Supports Sil-3726 based Port Multiplier (PM) enclosures
  • Provides 1.5Gbps and 3.0Gbps data transfer rates; compatible with SATA-I/1.5Gbps or SATA-II/3.0Gbps hard disk drives
  • Enables effortless transport of high-capacity and high-performance Serial ATA hard drives
  • Supports operating system and software-based RAID or JBOD configurations
  • Hot-swappable flexibility in switching drives
  • Compatible with FirmTek's full line of hard drive enclosures
  • Allows exchanging of Serial ATA hard drives between multiple desktop and notebook computers
  • Designed as a native Serial ATA solution; no Parallel
  • ATA/USB/Firewire to Serial ATA bridge chips that might impact performance and reliability
  • Features new eSATA external connectors which offer maximum insertion/removal dependability
  • Platform independent; compatible with MacBook Pro and PC notebooks with ExpressCard/34 slots
  • Supports Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux
  • Works with original style shielded SATA-I or the latest eSATA enclosure ports (original style shielded SATA-to eSATA data cables available separately)

Product Specifications:

FirmTek Part Number

  • 2SM2-E

Form Factor

  • ExpressCard/34

RAID Functionality

  • Supports Disk Utility RAID 0, 1 and JBOD configurations

External Connectivity

  • 2-port external Serial ATA (eSATA) interface connectors support up to 2 external connections (port multiplier or individual drive connections)

Internal Connectivity

  • None

Data Transfer Rate

  • Up to 300MB/s

Mac System Requirements

  • Mac OS 10.9.x
  • Mac OS 10.8.x
  • Mac OS 10.7.x
  • Mac OS 10.6.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.x
  • Mac OS 10.4.11

PC System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows XP

Cables Supported

  • 7-pin shielded SATA cable, up to 2 meters in length

Hot Plug Support

  • Yes

Hot Swap Support

  • Yes

Agency Approvals & Compliance

  • EN55022/1998, EN55024/1998 (European Community)
  • FCC Part 15 Class B (US)
  • RoHS Compliant

Operating Temperature

  • 5°C ~ 55°C (41°F ~ 131°F)

Non-Operating Temperature

  • -25°C~ 70°C (-77°F ~ 158°F)

Relative Humidity

  • 15% ~ 90% non condensing

Dimensions

  • 4.4" x 1.3" x 0.2" (113 x 34 x 4 mm)

Weight

  • 0.45 lbs (204 g)

Warranty

Notes:
  1. This card is not able to boot external devices. Also, you do have to load drivers off of the included CD for this card to function properly.
  2. If your adapter is not recognizing your eSATA device, please make sure you have updated to the latest firmware available.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Firmtek p/n 2SM2-E
This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,1
2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2009)
(January, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,1
2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
(April, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,2
2.16GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,2
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
PC Laptop
PC/intel Laptops
Running Windows XP or Windows 7 with available ExpressCard/34 slot

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Thank you FirmTek, finally a decent solution to bootable external drives on a MBP July 31, 2013 I recently bought this card for my 2011 MBP in order to have the ability to run multiple bootable eternal drives for audio and video projects. You really should buy the dual drive bay that Firm Tek offers to get the hotswapability that they claim because that is not the case with most drives that may work with this card. If you check out the Firm Tek web site they do tell you that this card does not work with all esata drives, and I did not realize that when I had bought this. I use this card with OWC's Mercury Elite 2.5" 6g esata drives. Although they do work, they do not quite work flawlessly, at least not for me. That could be due to the fact that I did buy one of the two Mercury Elite drives from an "as is" condition "garage sale" listing that OWC had sent me. After quite a bit of frustration the enclosure failed and OWC did send back a replacement after I had set up an exchange. Now all is well, but my advice to anyone wanting to do this: Install your drive that will live in the Mercury Elite into the MBP and install from your Mac OS X install DVD instead of doing your install directly from the card to the external esata drive, you will save yourself the awful headache of failed attempts of getting it to work properly. At least this is what I can say works 100% for sure, now the other drive that I had installed OSX from the card work properly, so who knows? Just my $.02 FWIW.

Also, a quick note, be sure to do plenty of disk utility checks and use the "verify disk" command often after running multiple OSX from your card. Also, the PR ram will need to be reset from time to time as well.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

FirmTek SeriTek/2SM2-E 2-Port eSATA 3Gb/s ExpressCard/34 Adapter Mfr P/N: 2SM2-E OWC SKU: FTKSATA2SM2E For MacBook Pro and PC Notebooks. Connect up to 2 eSATA devices to your laptop. Firmtek 1 Year Limited Warranty Ships: 24-48 hrs only $109.99
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