Other World Computing (OWC) today announced the 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 US$49.95. 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. Use of the OWC Controller Card to facilitate use of SATA technology can allow gains in data transfer rate and improve cabling performance, notes the company. 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.
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April 22, 1999