FirmTek today announced its new SeriTek/1S2 Serial ATA PCI host adapter, which “boosts overall system performance offering data transfer rates of up to 150MBytes/sec or 1.5Gbits/sec, resulting in high SCSI-like performance and data protection, without the SCSI price.” Supporting Serial ATA’s longer, thinner, fully insulated cables and smaller 7-pin connectors, SeriTek/1S2 promotes simplified installation and improved airflow, resulting in a cooler Macintosh operating environment when compared to solutions using standard Parallel ATA cables, according to the company. The SeriTek/1S2 will begin shipping mid-August for US$69.95.