NewerTech's MAXPower PCIe eSATA 2 Port Plug & Play Controller Card is fully compliant with the industry standard Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI). There are no drivers to install and no future driver downloading/updating required. Additionally, the card uses the same connecting cables utilized by earlier SATA 1.5 Gbps and 3 Gbps devices for straight from the box, "install it and forget it" highest levels of convenience and performance.
From faster backups and file transfers to high-end audio/video editing, connecting an eSATA interface equipped device to the MAXPower can take data transfer performance to an entirely new level. Optimally compatible with Mac Pro models and PCs with an available PCIe 2.0 slot, the MAXPower 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.
Installing the card offers immediate speeds gains while making a Mac Pro or PC future ready for even greater speed gains. The MAXPower Controller Card is fully backward compatible with PCIe 1.0 slots as well as previous generations of SATA 1.5Gbps and 3Gbps drives.
Note! *Does not support port multiplier cases/enclosures
|Type||SATA 6 Gbps|
|External||Ports 2 x eSATA|
|Interface||PCI-Express 2.0 x1|
|Form Factor||Low profile ready|
|Data Transfer Rate||Up to 500 Mbps total card bandwidth under optimal conditions|
Driverless install for Mac OS X 10.5 & 10.6, Windows Vista & Windows 7, and any Linux version with built-in AHCI support.
Also compatible with Windows 2000/XP/2003, but requires driver install
|Booting||Supports booting in Windows (Vista & Window 7) with AHCI mode enabled in the BIOS. Does not support booting on any Macintosh platform|
Intel-based Macintosh or PC computer with an open PCI Express 2.0 or 1.0 expansion slot
Does not support port multiplier cases/enclosures.close
|Compatibility||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|
|Non-Compatibility||PowerMac G5, 2003-2005|
|Dimensions||Not mentioned by the manufacturer|
|Weight||Not mentioned by the manufacturer|