FirmTek today announced its new external SeriTek/1SE2 Serial ATA PCI host adapter for the Mac. The new adapter extends Serial ATA’s 1.5Gbits/sec performance to the outside of the Macintosh computer chassis, enabling users to take advantage of external Serial ATA enclosures. It offers two external ports and provides hot-swap flexibility similar to that of Universal Serial Bus (USB) and FireWire. FirmTek’s SeriTek/1SE2 Serial ATA host adapter for the Macintosh will be available during the 4th quarter of 2004, with estimated retail pricing of US$99.95.