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Hardware Requirements
  • Compatible with all Apple Mac Pro models with an available PCI-Express slot
  • Compatible with PC's with an available 4x PCI-Express slot
  • Supports Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Chassis
Operating Systems Supported
  • Mac OS X 10.6.x and later
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Offers additional storage with Apple Bootcamp/Windows 7
Bus Type
  • PCI-Express 2.0 2x (Best Performance with PCIe 2.0 4x slot or higher)
  • Backward compatible with PCI-Express 1.0
External Connectors
  • 4-port external Serial ATA (eSATA) interface connectors support up to 4 external connections
Drive Types Supported
  • Serial ATA Hard Drive (HDD)
  • Solid State Drive (SSD)
Enclosures Supported
  • Mac OS X - Direct connect enclosures like the miniSwap/ES, SiI-3726 based port multiplier enclosures like the SeriTek/5PM and Oxford 936 enclosures
  • Windows 7 - Direct connect enclosures like the miniSwap/ES and Oxford 936
Data Transfer Rates
  • Up to 600 MBytes/second or 6.0 Gbits/second burst data transfer rates
Drive Modes Supported
  • Serial ATA
Advanced Data Features
  • SATA 6Gb/s compliant
  • Four high performance eSATA ports
  • Bootable - Requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later AND a PCIe 2.0 slot
  • PCI-Express Base 2.0 spec. (2.5 Gbps and 5.0 Gbps)
  • Supports SATA 6.0G, 3.0G and 1.5G Hard Disks
  • Fully compliant with Serial ATA Revision 3.0 specification
  • Supports PCI-e communication
  • S.M.A.R.T application support for third party Macintosh utilities
  • Supports Apple Disk Utility RAID and JBOD hard disk configurations
  • Mac OS PM support: Connect up to 20 drives using SeriTek/5PM enclosures
  • Direct connect support: Connect up to 4 drives with dual miniSwap/ES
  • Complete CRC error checking, for all bits transmitted (command, data, and status), offers enhanced data protection for high-speed Serial ATA drives
  • Four independent data channels allow for separate device timing
  • Bus Mastering off-loads data I/O handling from CPU
  • Automatically identifies and configures drive types
  • Low power consumption and agressive power management
  • Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Onboard Flash ROM
  • Allows easy upgrades to the latest firmware
Cables Supported
  • 7-pin shielded SATA cable, up to 2 meters in length
  • One year limited parts & labor
Physical Dimensions
  • 69.31mm"(L) x 7mm(W) x 103mm(H) (not including bracket)
Power Requirements
  • 5V ± 5%
  • Temperature: +5°C to +55°C (Operating), -25°C to +70°C (Non-Operating)
  • Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (Operating), 15% to 90% (Non-Operating)
EMC Compliance
  • EN55022/1998, EN55024/1998 (European Community)
  • FCC Part 15 Class B (US)