FirmTek has released the
SeriTek/1S2 Host Adapter which lets Mac user utilize new Serial ATA storage interface technology. The US$69.95 adapter boosts overall system performance with data transfer rates of up to 150MB/second or 1.5Gb/second, the company claims.
The SeriTek/1S2 provides a 2-port host controller that provides support for up to two storage devices. It offers 48-bit LBA support for drive sizes larger than 137GB; 32-bit, 33 or 66 MHz PCI bus support; and compliance with 32-bit PCI bus version 2.2. What’s more, it supports thinner and longer insulated Serial ATA cables with smaller 7-pin connectors. Either end of Serial ATA cables with 7-ping connectors can be connected to Serial ATA devices or the SeriTek/1S2 host adapter.
The SeriTek/1S2 works with all Power Macs that have a PCI slot. It supports Mac OS X RAID, Mac OS 9 Software RAID (third-party software) and other storage utilities.