Storage peripheral maker
on Monday announced the Serial ATA Dock (SATADock), a device that converts IDE drives to work on any Serial ATA host port (like what’s found on Power Mac G5s). It also works with the Serial ATA interfaces found on PCs.
The SATADock functions as a Serial ATA to IDE bridge. It features one Serial ATA external port and an internal IDE port. Serial ATA is a high speed data interface gaining favor on Macs and PCs because of its ability to transmit information at high rates of speed and its more flexible and accommodating cabling specifications.
WiebeTech indicated that the raw transfer rate of the SATADock is 1.5GHz. It functions on the Power Mac G5 and on Serial ATA-equipped PCs without drivers. The device includes a 2-meter shielded Serial ATA cable as well.
WiebeTech now has the Serial ATA Dock in stock for US$119.95. The company also sells a system equipped with a power supply; a system equipped with a power supply and PCI host adapter; and extra 1-meter and 2-meter cables. Visit the Web site for more details.