CalDigit (http://www.caldigit.com) has announced an upgrade to the FASTA-2e eSATA card, which now supports 6G SATA. It’s available through CalDigit Certified Dealers worldwide for US$59.
The FASTA-2e provides 2 eSATA ports with the latest SATA 6G technology, allowing for speeds of up to 6Gbps. The new FASTA-2e is completely backwards compatible with legacy SATA devices. It also supports port multiplied enclosures and other devices like external optical drives or storage solutions.
The FASTA-2e will work with any PCIe specification, even on older PCIe based machines like the Apple G5. Regardless of the PCIe generation (1 or 2), 1 lane or 16, the FASTA-2e is ready to go to work, as it doesn’t require extra drivers or software to work on most modern machines. The FASTA-2e utilizes the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), which is standard in most of today’s operating systems.
For applications in severs or other specialized computers where space is limited, the FASTA-2e features a removable bracket design to fit into these low profiles machines. The small size accommodates most Mac and PC workstations. It also has a limited environmental footprint.
The FASTA-2e supports many popular technologies including, S.M.A.R.T., port multiplication, booting and support for green and high performance SATA drives. It’s also fully compatible with SATA I, SATA II and SATA III drives.