OWC 2 Channel Card Allows Serial ATA Connection, Faster Data Transfer

For less than $50, Other World Computing's new OWC Serial ATA 2-Channel PCI/PCI-X 32 Bit Controller Card with SATA and eSATA ports allows use of two external, two internal, or both one external and one internal drive simultaneously

Jul 19, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


Technology solutions provider Other World Computing (OWC) today announced the immediate availability of its new OWC Serial ATA 2 Channel PCI/PCI-X 32 Bit Controller Card with SATA and eSATA ports for an introductory price of just $49.95.

Ideally engineered for use with any Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White), G4, or G5 system that is equipped with an available PCI or PCI-X slot, the new OWC 2 Channel SATA Controller Card provides two unique ports for two separate SATA/eSATA hard drive channels.

Unlike the majority of PCI cards on the market that are limited to either internal or external drive connection, the OWC SATA Card is more versatile than other PCI cards. Providing two channels, it lets the end user have the option of connecting up to two SATA Internal, two eSATA External, or one Internal and External SATA Hard Drive simultaneously. Unique to Other World Computing, the OWC SATA Card provides the greatest flexibility available for SATA/eSATA connectivity, letting one card support internal, external, or combined configuration.

Use of the OWC Controller Card to facilitate use of SATA technology can allow gains in data transfer rate and improve cabling performance. Allowing burst transfer speeds up to 1.5 gigabytes per Second (Gbps), SATA technology enabled through the OWC Controller Card supports bandwidth necessary for audio and video.

Leading the industry in quality standards, Other World Computing backs the RoHS certified OWC Serial ATA 2 Channel PCI/PCI-X 32 Bit Controller Card with a two-year warranty. Advanced data features include full Serial ATA 1.0a specification compliance, off-loading of data I/O handling from CPU via Bus Mastering, data protection via complete 32-bit CRC error checking for all bits transmitted (command, data and status), and separate device timing for Dual independent data channels to allow automatic identification and configuring of drive types.

In addition to offering the OWC Serial ATA PCI Controller Card at an introductory low price of under $50, Other World Computing is hosting a huge discount sale on related ATA and Serial ATA hard drives.

The OWC Controller Card opens the door to using the wide variety of top quality, high speed SATA hard drives available from Other World Computing.

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About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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