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MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card


What is eSATA 6Gb/s?
eSATA stands for External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. eSATA 6Gb/s (600MB/s) for external storage devices.

MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card
Future Ready Yet Fully Backward Compatible
The NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe 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 Pro PCIe 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.
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 Pro PCIe 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 Pro PCIe 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 Pro PCIe 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.

Includes

  • NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card


Features

  • Adds two 6Gb/s eSATA ports for the fastest Mac Pro data interface available.
  • Works with ANY eSATA interfaced equipped external single hard drive or optical drive solution.*
  • Driverless install and no future driver updates/maintenance needed.
  • Backward compatible with SATA Revision 1.x (1.5Gb/s) and 2.x (3Gb/s) hard drives and solid state drives.
  • Uses the same connecting cables utilized by earlier SATA 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s devices.
  • 3 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty

*Card does not support port multiplier cases/enclosures.

Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Asmedia 1061

Connector Type

  • Two eSATA 6Gb/s ports

Interface

  • PCI-Express 2.0 x1, backwards compatible with PCIe 1.0 expansion slots

Form Factor

  • Standard PCIe

Data Transfer Rate

  • Up to 500MB/s total card bandwidth under optimal conditions.

Mac Requirements

  • Hardware: Intel-based Mac with available PCIe 2.0 or 1.0 slot**
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.x and later

PC Requirements

  • Hardware: Any computer with available PCIe 2.0 or 1.0 slot**
  • Operating System: Windows Vista and later Any Linux-based OS with built-in AHCI support

Hot Plug/Hot Swap Support

  • PC and Mac*

Booting

  • Supports booting in Mac OS 10.6.8 and higher, Windows (Vista & Window 7) with AHCI mode enabled in the BIOS.

Port Multiplier

  • No

Drivers

Notes

  • May also be used in external Thunderbolt expansion chassis.

Warranty

*On a Mac, Hot Plug/Hot Swap is supported in OS X 10.7.2 and later. Due to a bug in Apple's AHCI implementation, previous OS versions do not reliably support this feature.

**Out-of-the-box ready driverless install for both 32 & 64-bit operating systems such as Mac OS X 10.5 & 10.6, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and any Linux version with built-in AHCI support.
The eSATA Controller Card is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 Quad-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.40GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve Quad-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz
Xserve Intel
Xserve 8-Core (Early 2009)
(April, 2009)
Model ID: Xserve3,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
PC Desktop
PC Desktops
Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with the specifications listed above.
OWC Helios
OWC Mercury Helios
Thunderbolt PCIe
expansion chassis

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 5 out of 5 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: aapple Location: California Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 3/5 Works well with a caveat September 4, 2016 Once a drive mounts, it meets my expectations. However, it does not always mount the drive. I often have to power off the drive, disconnect, and restart to get it to mount. The card has been kindly replaced by OWC, but the problem persists so it must be inherent to the card or to the eSata protocol on my Mac.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: South Bend, IN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great for external eSATA RAID 5 April 30, 2015 Purchased this because I was running out of USB ports and wanted to give eSATA a try with my external RAID 5 box. Works great, fast, reliable, and inexpensive. Plug and chug, no software needed. Great little card.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: Anonymous Location: mid-west US Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 works as advertized, good performace, great value March 1, 2015 This card works as advertised (bootable, no driver needed, stable, good performance, does not support port-multiplexer). The data transfer rate is good but not quite maximal. When directly connected to a high-performance SSD drive (Samsung 850 EVO, capable of 500MB/s) it maxes out at about 375 MB/s (even under optimal conditions; only card on bus, one disk connected, 2.93GHz MacPro4,1). However it is great value for the money and has good support for external cases such as the NT silver miniStack.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: La. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 outstanding fast e-sata card January 14, 2015 I've had this card for a year now and it works perfect . No issues at all . It also Boots . I might have to buy another one because I can't find a USB 3.0 card that will boot .

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Noblesville IN Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great addition to Mac Pro August 6, 2013 I added this card and love the additional speed of the 2 eSATA ports. I followed the video instructions you can find on this site, and it was really rather easy to install, even though I am not mechanically inclined. I pair it with the Mercury Pro 4TB external HD to clone my old library, and then use TimeMachine for only my new and current photography.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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