FirmTek LLC has announced it is shipping its
PC card adapter and
dual bay enclosure for the Apple PowerBook. The PC card lets PowerBook users add external Serial ATA (SATA) capabilities to their systems. The card and enclosure are available as a bundle for $279.95; the card will be available separately in early june for $89.95, and the enclosure is available now for $199.95.
The SeriTek/1SM2 can support two 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives, and supports software-based RAID or JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) capabilities. Disk activity LEDs show you when data is being transferred. It works with any 32-bit CardBus II slot (standard equipment on 15-inch and 17-inch PowerBook G4 systems. It also works with Windows and Linux.
The SeriTek/2EN2 is a dual-bay external SATA enclosure, featuring hot-swappable drive bays that can lock. Power and activity LEDs show you drive activity, and the trays are removable (you can buy spares if you need them). A built-in fan cools the drives and features three user-selectable speeds. The drive uses an external power adapter, and ships with mounting screws (for the drive mechanisms), two trays, rubber feet, a shielded external SATA cable, keys and software.