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Adds Two eSATA Ports to your ExpressCard Equipped Laptop/Notebook or Desktop Computer for External Drive Connection
Dual eSATA ExpressCard for Laptop/Notebook/Desktop Computers
Dual eSATA II ExpressCard Adapter for Laptop/Notebook and Desktop Computers
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Dual eSATA II ExpressCard Adapter for Laptop/Notebook and Desktop Computers
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Overview

  • ExpressCard Adapter has two eSATA II connectors for high-speed data transfers
  • Data transfer rate up to 3 Gbps
  • Compliant with new ExpressCard 34/54 interface
  • Supports PC and Mac operating systems

Essential Info

Enhance your laptop/notebook or desktop computer with this Dual eSATA II ExpressCard that allows for two eSATA II port connections from a single ExpressCard slot. It is the perfect solution for adding a high performance external hard drive to your laptop/notebook or desktop computer via an ExpressCard slot, sold separately. The real advantage to using an eSATA connection over USB of Firewire is that it allows for transfers up to 3 Gbps. Additionally it supports PCI Express bus and SATA II interface, 1-Lane 2.5Gbps PCI Express specification, RAID 0 & RAID 1, Native Command Queue (NCQ) , a slave SMBus interface, it is hot-plug capable, compliant with ATA 1.0a and ATA II 1.1, and compliant with eSATA35 and eSAT54 interface slots. It can be used with PCs using Windows 2000, XP or Vista, and will also work with Mac OSX.

What's Included

  • Dual eSATA II ExpressCard Adapter
  • Driver CD
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • More Info

    What is eSATA?
    The Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) computer bus has the primary function of transferring data (directly or otherwise) between the motherboard and mass storage devices (such as hard disk drives and optical drives). 'eSATA' standardized provides a variant of SATA meant for external connectivity.

    What is an ExpressCard?
    ExpressCard is a hardware standard replacing PC cards (also known as PCMCIA cards); it is a new technology that slots into a computer system to allow the addition of hardware capabilities. There are two types of the ExpressCard slots: ExpressCard slot/34 (34mm) and ExpressCard slot/54 (54mm). ExpressCard technology gives users the 'sealed box' computing benefits in a PC card form. Previously, to add hardware to a computer, it was necessary to open up the computer with a screwdriver to add the new card. With ExpressCard, you simply slot in the card to an existing expansion slot. This makes it easier to adapt to and helps to keep cost down. The ExpressCard has a maximum throughput of 2.0 Gbit/s through PCI Express and 480 Mbit/s through USB 2.0 dedicated for each slot, versus CardBus's shared 1.06 Gbps bandwidth.

    Please Note: Maximum cable length for connection with the Dual eSATA II ExpressCard adapter is two meters.

    Specifications

    Specifications

    Manufacturer:GWC Technology
    Manufacturer Product No.:BS1020
    UPC:820004375009
    System Requirements:• IBM compatible PC or Mac system with available ExpressCard 34/54 port
    • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac
    Input:26 Pin ExpressCard connect
    Output:eSATA port (x2)
    LED:Blue, blinking for data transfer
    Compliance:• Serial ATA AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) Spec. Reversion 1.0
    • Bus Master Programming interface for IDE ATA Controllers Revision 1.0
    • PCI Express Base Spec. Revision 1.0a
    • Serial ATA High Speed Serialized AT Attachment Spec. Revision 1.0a
    • Serial ATA II: Extensions to Serial ATA 1.0a Revision 1.1
    • Gen1i, Gen1m, Gen2i and Gen2m Serial ATA II: Electrical Spec. Revision 1.0
    Dimensions:111mm L x 34mm W x 25.1mm H
    Weight:30g
    Material:Plastic (ABS, PMMA); Metal (SUS304)
    Environment Characteristics:• Temperature: Temperature: Operating: 10° ~ 45° F, Storage: -10° ~ 80° F
    • Humidity: Humidity(Non-Condensing): Operating: < 90%, Storage: < 95%
    Certifications:FCC, CE


    Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.
    Manufacturer contact information: GWC Technology, Tel: (626) 820-0665 Ext 279

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    JENS -- paunzhausen, XX   11/6/2009
    plugged in- worked....
    DAMIEN -- englewood, NJ   6/22/2009
    It works as intended, but I had a lot of problems installing it because the drivers aren't on a full size disc. The small disc that came with it doesn't play well with modern slot drives.

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