MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card

MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card
Add two 6Gb/s SATA ports Driverless Plug and Play installation
MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card
– For Intel-based Mac or PCs with open PCI Express 2.0 or 1.0 slot
– Add two 6Gb/s ports for the fastest Mac Pro data interface
– PCIe 2.0x1 backwards compatible with PCIe 1.0
– Compatible with eSATA port equipped external solutions and drives
Maximum Performance and Compatibility
Maximum Plug and Play Ease
Future Ready Yet Fully Backward Compatible
eSATA interface
Mac and PC compatible
3 Year NewerTech
Product Limited Warranty
MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card

MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card

For Intel-based Macintosh or PC computers with an open PCI Express 2.0 or 1.0 expansion slot. The easiest solution for adding two SATA 6Gb/s ports with a DRIVERLESS Plug and Play installation to Mac Pros!
Driverless Install With No Updating Needed
High performance doesn't mean a thing if its highly complicated to use, install, or a hassle to keep maintained. Because the NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe 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 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s devices for straight from the box, "install it and forget it" highest levels of convenience and performance.
Adds Faster Than Factory Interface To Mac Pros
From faster backups and file transfers to high-end Audio/Video editing, connecting an eSATA interface equipped device to the NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card 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 NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card works with ANY eSATA interfaced equipped external hard drive or optical drive (NOTE: does not support port multiplier cases/enclosures.) to deliver significantly faster data transfer rates over the fastest factory equipped Mac Pro interface of FireWire 800.
Future Ready Yet Fully Backward Compatible
NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card is like a "performance assurance policy" as conventional hard disk drives and SSDs migrate to the SATA 6Gb/s standard. Installing the card now offers immediate speeds gains while making a Mac Pro or PC future ready for even greater speed gains. Like all good upgrades, the card doesn't leave the past behind. The NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe 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.
* up to 500MB/s total for x1 PCIe 2.0 slot or 250MB/s total for x1 PCIe 1.0 slot
** Dependent upon external enclosure compatibility
    No Drivers to Install.. One of the most affordable 'Install it and forget it' performance upgrades for Mac Pros available!
  • Adds two 6Gb/s eSATA ports for the fastest Mac Pro data interface available.
  • Works with ANY eSATA interfaced equipped external hard drive or optical drive.*
  • Driverless install and no future driver updates/maintenance needed.
  • Backward compatible with SATA Revision 1.x (1.5Gb/s) and 2.x (3Gb/s) hard drives and solid state drives.
  • Uses the same connecting cables utilized by earlier SATA 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s devices.
  • PCIe 2.0x1 backwards compatible with PCIe 1.0.
  • Two eSATA 6Gb/s ports with up to 500MB/s data transfer rate**.
  • Plug and Play ready with industry standard AHCI compliance.
  • Out-of-the-box ready 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.)
  • Compatible with eSATA port equipped external storage solutions and optical drives.
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  • *Card does not support port multiplier cases/enclosures.
    ** up to 500MB/s total for x1 PCIe 2.0 slot or 250MB/s total for x1 PCIe 1.0 slot
Hot Plug/Hot Swap Support
  • PC and Mac*
Compatible With
  • Intel-based Macintosh or PC computer with an open PCI Express 2.0 or 1.0 expansion slot. Works with ANY eSATA interfaced equipped external hard drive or optical drive (NOTE: does not support port multiplier cases/enclosures.)
Warranty
System Requirements
  • Out-of-the-box ready 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 Vista , but requires driver install.
Booting
  • Supports booting in Mac OS 10.6.8 and higher, Windows (Vista & Window 7) with AHCI mode enabled in the BIOS.
Controller
  • Asmedia 1061
Type
  • SATA 6Gb/s
External
  • Ports 2 x eSATA
Interface
  • PCI-Express 2.0 x1
Form Factor
  • Standard PCIe
Data Transfer Rate
  • Up to 500MB/s total card bandwidth under optimal conditions.
*On a Mac, Hot Plug/Hot Swap is supported in OS X 10.7.2 and later. Due to a bug in Apple's AHCI implementation, previous OS versions do not reliably support this feature.
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  • Quickstart Guide
Learn how to find your Mac's model ID or PC specs This product is compatible with...
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 8-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.40GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro Quad-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
PC Desktop
PC/Wintel Desktops
Compatible with Intel based PCs capable with the specifications listed.
PowerMac G5
NOT COMPATIBLE
Power Mac G5
(2003-2005)
What is eSATA 6Gb/s?
eSATA stands for External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. eSATA 6Gb/s is the latest SATA standard to provide data transfer rates up to 6Gb/s (600 MB/s) for external storage devices.
Maximum Interface Transfer Speeds
  • SATA 6Gb/s
  • 600MB/s
  • USB 3.0
  • 500MB /s
  • SATA 3Gb/s
  • 300 MB/s
  • FireWire 800
  • 100MB/s
  • USB 2.0
  • 60MB/s