FirmTek LLC has announced new Serial ATA host adapter controller cards for Power Macs. The new SeriTek/1VE4 and SeriTek/1V4 are PCI-X expansion cards that work in Power Mac G5s and all other PCI-based Macs, with support for Mac OS X 8 and higher, including Mac OS X v10.1.5 and higher.
has four external Serial ATA (SATA) ports that are independently controlled and hot-swappable. Each port is fully shielded, according to FirmTek. The new card is US$139.95.
offers the same basic functionality, but is designed for use with internal drives rather than external drives and lacks the hot-swap capability as the SeriTek/1VE4. It costs $119.95.