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Addonics SATA adapter to support 150MBps

Posted: 19 Jun 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:addonics technologies? serial ata? sata? cardbus sata adapter? el sata pci?

Addonics Technologies has released what it claims is the first solution to support Serial ATA's (SATA) 150MBps transfer rate with its CardBus SATA adapter. The company also expanded its SATA desktop and server product line with the addition of an internal/external SATA port adapter, and External SATA Upgrade Kits for desktop and notebook systems.

The CardBus SATA adapter instantly adds two high-speed SATA ports to any notebook computer via the CardBus/PCMCIA slot. It is fully compliant with the SATA 1.0 standard and supports hard drive capacities of 137GBs or bigger in a single partition. Drivers are included for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP.

The EI SATA PCI host controller card adds both External and Internal SATA capability to desktop computers. It is compatible with Windows OS, and supports legacy OS such as DOS and Windows NT. It features built-in RAID Level 0/1 functionality with the flexibility of adding SATA external storage, and includes low profile and standard mounting brackets to accommodate almost any ATX footprint computer case.

The CardBus SATA adapter is priced at $65, and includes a user guide and driver diskette. A CardBus SATA upgrade kit that includes the CardBus SATA adapter and a 3-foot External Serial ATA interface cable is available for $99.

Compatible with all ATA33/66/100/133 hard drives, and all ATATPI devices, the controller card package is available for $39, and includes standard and low profile mounting brackets, software CD, and user guide. An upgrade kit that includes the CardBus SATA adapter and a 3-foot External SATA interface cable is available for $79.

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