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Designed specifically for systems running Apple's legacy OS, the MAXPower 2 x 2 USB/eSATA PCIe 2.0 Host Adapter from NewerTech comes with a custom built driver and serves as a companion card for systems running Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8.2. With both high-speed USB 3.0 and 6 Gb/s eSATA connectivity on a single PCIe 2.0 4x card, the MAXPower USB/eSATA host adapter is suitable for demanding applications like video editing, audio mixing, and photography.
The card is fully compatible with SATA I (1.5G), SATA II (3G), and USB 2.0 and supports legacy devices, hubs, and external optical drives. Since each USB and eSATA port commands a dedicated PCIe lane, a card-level throughput of up to 2,000 MB/s can be achieved, with speeds up to 500 MB/s per port. The eSATA ports also support port multiplication, allowing you to connect multiple eSATA devices through a single port.
Simple to integrate and operate, it supports hot-plugging, eliminating the need to restart your computer when connecting or disconnecting a USB or SATA device. Dedicated per-port performance architecture allows each device to run flat out, without interference from other attached devices. For applications in servers or other specialized computers where space is limited, the MAXPower 2 x 2USB/eSATA host adapter card features a removable bracket design to fit into low-profile machines.
Mac Pro (August 2006 and January 2008) Mac Pro Quad-Core (March 2009 and July 2010) Mac Pro 6-Core (July 2010/June 2012) Mac Pro 8-Core (April 2007 and July 2010) Mac Pro 12-Core (July 2010/June 2012) Xserve Quad-Core and 8-Core (April 2009)
PCI Express 2.0 x 4
Backwards compatible with PCI Express 1.0a at reduced speeds
Two USB 3.0 ports with Type A connectors (female)
Two 6 Gb/s eSATA ports
20 Gb/s transfer bandwidth
Optimized for all USB 3.0 & eSATA 6G/s storage devices
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1, and eSATA 3 Gb/s
Hot swappable and hot pluggable
In the Box
NewerTech MAXPower 2 x 2 USB/eSATA PCIe 2.0 Host Adapter for Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8.2
Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Intel-based Mac with available PCI Express 2.0 4-lane slot Backwards compatible with PCI Express 1.0a (reduces bandwidth to 1,000 MB/s (250 MB/s per port))
This card is not Thunderbolt aware and cannot be used in a Thunderbolt Chassis.
OS X 10.6 - 10.8.2
Apple OS X Sleep is not supported with this card. Sleep should be disabled when using devices with this card. The computer's screen will turn off, but the computer will not actually enter a sleep state with the card installed.
Data Transfer Rate
USB 3.0: Up to 500 MB/s per port eSATA: Up to 500 MB/s per port Up to 20 Gb/s total card bandwidth (dedicated per port performance architecture fully utilizes the PCIe 2.0 x4 bandwidth)
2 x USB 3.0 Type A ports 2 x eSATA 6 Gb/s ports with port multiplication
Supports all USB communication speed data rates: Low-speed (1.5 Mb/s) / Full-speed (12 Mb/s) / High-speed (480 Mb/s) / SuperSpeed (5 Gb/s) Supports all USB compliant data transfer types: Control / Bulk / Interrupt
Not compatible with USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 hubs
Compliant with Serial ATA Specification 3.0 Supports all SATA communication speed data rates: 6.0 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s, 1.5 Gb/s Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Approvals and Compliance
FCC Rules, Part 15, Class B WEEE CE European Standard EN55022 (1998) Class B European Standard EN55024 (1998) RoHS Compliant