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FirmTek Ships Ultra-fast Dual SSD PCIe 2.0 Card

The SeriTek/i6G PCIe SATA adapter allows users to mount two high-speed, high-capacity 2.5" drives directly on the controller which eliminates the need for separate enclosures, power supplies and cabling.

Union City, Calif., October 23, 2015 - FirmTek, LLC, a pioneer and leader in Serial ATA (SATA) storage solutions is shipping a new take on a 30-year old idea: Letting you place drives directly on the controller to save space and reduce complexity. The SeriTek/i6G provides mounting points for two 2.5" HDD, SSD, or SSHD SATA drives - all in a half-length PCIe card. It's Windows compatible and Mac OS X bootable, whether installed inside a PC or legacy Mac Pro with a PCIe 2.0 4-lane or higher slot, or mounted in a Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis.

"The affordability of 6G SSD storage devices increases the need for ultra-high performance 6G SATA controllers with sufficient bandwidth to maximize throughput. With real world storage performance results in excess of 500MB/s per channel, the SeriTek/i6G provides a great way to add high-speed storage internally," said Chi Kim Stanford Vice President of Business Development. The SeriTek/i6G is ideal for audio/video editing, photography, large media content libraries, storage expansion, backup and any application where internal or external high performance data storage is desirable.

Windows, Mac Pro or Thunderbolt
For connecting high-speed external SATA enclosures, the SeriTek/i6G works equally well as a powerful storage adapter within a Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis such as the ThunderTek/PX. Due to performance rivaling that of traditional tower computers, many professionals are now turning to notebooks as their primary platform for working with audio, video and photography. The Thunderbolt expansion chassis helps unlock the full performance and storage potential of Thunderbolt-equipped Windows notebooks as well as Apple's latest systems such as the 2013 Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, and the iMac.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Mount up to two 2.5" SSD or HDD directly on the card
  • Mac OS X 10.6.X through 10.10.x bootable with PCIe 2.0 slot
  • Supports Windows 7 and 8 (non-bootable)
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Chassis like ThunderTek/PX (Windows 8 & Mac OS X)
  • Converts Thunderbolt expansion chassis into an internal dual bay enclosure
  • PCI-Express Base 2.0 specification compliant, supports 2.5 Gbps and 5.0 Gbps
  • Backwards-compatible with SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 3.0 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s hard drives
  • Fully compliant with Serial ATA Revision 3.0 specification
  • Supports Disk Utility RAID and JBOD configurations
  • Complete CRC error checking for ensuring data integrity
  • Bandwidth can exceed 760MB/sec. with high-speed SSD configuration
  • User-upgradeable firmware

    Pricing and Availability
    The FirmTek SeriTek/i6G eSATA controller for Apple Mac Pro and Windows 7/8 PC is available now, with a retail price of $99.95. The SeriTek/i6G (SATA-i6G) can be purchased from FirmTek distributors, resellers or directly from FirmTek.

    The FirmTek Store is offering two introductory specials for a limited time.

    SPECIAL BUNDLE #1: includes one ThunderTek/PX expansion chassis and one SeriTek/i6G for the amazing low price of $199.95.

    SPECIAL BUNDLE #2: FirmTek Store customers ONLY can purchase two SeriTek/i6G cards for $149.95. That's 50% off the second card purchased at the same time.

    About FirmTek, LLC
    Headquartered in Silicon Valley and founded by former Apple engineers, FirmTek is a leading hardware and firmware research and development company focusing on storage technologies. The company takes pride in developing the most reliable and most compatible high performance enhancement solutions offered through FirmTek's OEM and worldwide distribution channels. For information on how FirmTek helps users deploy, and organizations develop, advanced interface solutions, visit FirmTek's website at www.firmtek.com, or drop us a line at the FirmTek support page.

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