FirmTek announced Thursday that it’s now shipping its
SeriTek/2SE2-E, a PCI Express (PCIe)-based expansion card for Power Mac G5s that provides two external serial ATA (eSATA) ports, for attaching fast external storage systems. It costs $99.95.
As a PCIe card, this card will only work in Power Mac G5s equipped with PCIe slots. Earlier models featured PCI-X, which is not compatible.
The two-port adapter can transfer data at up to 3 gigabytes per second using SATA II-based drives. The two ports can either be used individually or together for an eSATA-based RAID system.
The card is available alone or bundled with an external dual-bay SATA enclosure, for $289.95.