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OWC Serial ATA 2 Channel
PCI/PCI-X 32 Bit Controller Card
W/ SATA and eSATA Ports

Mac Mod Rating

Key Features:

  • Easy installation
  • Offers the flexibility of internal (SATA) or external SATA (eSATA) drive use
  • Compatible with most PCI Power Macintosh Systems (Blue & White G3 or later)
  • 48-bit LBA support for drives larger than 137GB
  • Supports OS X mirroring and striping
  • Compatible with Mac OS 8.6 through Mac OS X
  • Boots from any attached hard drive
  • 2 Year Warranty

Product Description:

The OWC Serial ATA 2-Channel PCI Controller Card allows you to connect Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives to your Macintosh or PC. Upgrade and experience the gains in data transfer rate and improved cabling performace that SATA offers. With speeds up to 1.5Gbps, SATA has the bandwidth you need for audio and video! Featuring simple plug & play installation, and the flexibility of using both internal or external SATA and eSATA drives, the OWC Serial ATA 2-Channel PCI Controller Card offers everything you need to upgrade your machine to SATA today!

Unique Features:

The OWC Serial ATA 2 channel PCI controller card offers 2 internal SATA ports, and also 2 external eSATA ports. However, you can only use 2 ports at a time with this PCI card. You can use one internal and one external for a mix of both types if you so desire. Or, you can use 2 of the same type of ports. This is to allow maximum flexibility in your system.

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Click to download manual (PDF, 512k)
Compatible Models Any Power Macintosh G3(Blue & White), G4, or G5 system with an available PCI slot. This card is NOT compatible with PCI-Express G5 Power Macintosh Systems.
PCI Specification

Compliant with 32-bit PCI bus version 2.2

Bus Type 32 bit, 33/66MHz PCI/PCI-X
Internal Connectors 2-port internal Serial ATA interface connectors support up to 2 hard drives (Maximum 2 drives of either interface supported)
External Connectors 2-port external Serial ATA (eSATA) interface connectors support up to 2 hard drives (Maximum 2 drives of either interface supported)
Drive Types Supported

Serial ATA I or II hard drive

Data Transfer Rate Up to 150 Mbytes/second or 1.5 Gbits/second burst data transfer rate
Drive Modes Supported Serial ATA
Advanced Data Features

Fully compliant with Serial ATA 1.0a specification

Bus Mastering off-loads data I/O handling from CPU

Complete 32-bit CRC error checking, for all bits transmitted (command, data and status), offers enhanced data protection for high-speed Serial ATA drives

Dual independent data channels allows for separate device timings
Automatically identifies and configures drive types

Cables Supported 7-pin SATA cable, either end of cable can be connected to the SATA hard drive or to the PCI host adapter
Warranty 2 year warranty
Compliance RoHS Certified
Power Requirements 5V +/- 5%

Operating: +5° C to +55° C
Non-operating: -25° C to +10° C

Relative humidity:
Operating: 20% to 80%
Non-operating: 15% to 90%

Operating System Requirements Macintosh:

Supports Mac OS 8.6 - 9.2.2, and Mac OS X, version 10.2 or later including Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger"


Windows 98 and later. Drivers (included), required for Windows 98 and ME.
Click Here for updated Windows XP/2000 drivers.

Mac OS Bootability Supported from any attached drive
Package Contents OWC Serial ATA 2-Channel PCI Controller Card
(2) 10" internal straight connector SATA cables
Instruction Manual