The Newer Technology MAXPower 6G PCIe eSATA 2-Port RAID Controller Card is an ideal choice for efficient, high-speed, low-cost, RAID capable connectivity for your Mac or PC. The Newer Technology PCIe RAID controller card features port multiplier support. With this controller card you can add two eSATA ports of data transfer rates up to 500Mb/s. It supports RAID levels 0 / 1 / 5 / 10 or non-RAID independent / span JBOD for up to 10 drives.
Port Multiplier Support
The Newer Technology PCIe RAID controller card, in addition to supporting any single or dual eSATA enclosure also supports port multiplier enclosures to connect up to 5 drives into a single eSATA port. By supporting port multiplier enclosures, the RAID controller card can provide massive storage and increased data protection by connecting enough drives for protective RAID arrays such as RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10.
Adds Faster Than Factory Interface to Mac Pros
The Newer Technology PCIe RAID controller card, by connecting an eSATA interface equipped device, offers faster backups, file transfers to high-end audio/video editing, thus, taking the data transfer performance to an entirely new level. Optimally compatible with Mac Pro models and PCs with an available PCIe 2.0 slot, the Newer Technology PCIe RAID controller card works with any eSATA interfaced equipped external hard drive or optical drive to deliver significantly faster data transfer rates over the fastest factory equipped Mac Pro interface of FireWire 800.
Future Ready Yet Fully Backward Compatible
With the installation of this card you get immediate speed. This also makes a Mac Pro or PC ready for greater speeds in future. The Newer Technology PCIe RAID controller card is fully backward compatible with PCIe 1.0 slots as well as previous generations of SATA 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s drives.
0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD (SPAN and individual drive modes)
PCI-express 2.0 x1
Low profile ready with included bracket
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 500Mb/s total card bandwidth under optimal conditions
Mac Hardware: Intel-based Mac with available PCIe 2.0 or 1.0 slot* Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 and later PC Hardware: Any computer with available PCIe 2.0 or 1.0 slot* Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/2003 and later
*SATA 6Gb/s speeds (600Mb/s) will be limited by the PCIe x1 bandwidth (500Mb/s total for x1 PCIe 2.0 or 250Mb/s total for x1 PCIe 1.0)
Supports booting in Windows (Vista & Windows 7) with AHCI mode enabled in the BIOS. Does not support booting on any Macintosh platform
Compatible External Storage
Bare enclosures Full solutions
Mac Pro 2006, Model ID 1, 1 Mac Pro 2007, Model ID 2, 1 Mac Pro 2008, Model ID 3, 1 Mac Pro 2009, Model ID 4, 1 Mac Pro 2010, Model ID 5, 1