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SeriTek/1V4 Internal Four-Port Serial ATA PCI-X Host Adapter for the Macintosh

The SeriTek/1V4 Host Adapter provides an easy and affordable way for Macintosh users to add inexpensive, high-speed storage. With four internal Serial ATA ports, each offering 1.5Gbits/sec performance, the SeriTek/1V4 provides the high bandwidth to meet the needs of performance-hungry applications. The SeriTek/1V4 is PCI-X compatible, permitting Power Mac G5 users to take advantage of the latest extended PCI technology while maintaining backward compatibility with older Power Macintosh systems.

SeriTek/1V4 works with all Power Macintosh computers with an available PCI slot. Takes advantage of the latest high-performance Power Mac G5 PCI-X slots.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Plug-and-Play ease of use
  • Completely self-contained booting functionality, no driver installation necessary
  • Boosts overall system performance with per-port data transfer rates of up to 150MBytes/sec or 1.5Gbits/sec
  • Supports Power Mac G5 PCI-X (Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended) bus
  • Compatible with all PCI-based Power PC Macintosh computers
  • Supports Mac OS 9, and OS X version 10.1.5 or later
  • Provides performance and protection: Supports native OS X RAID 0/1; OS 9 RAID with 3rd party software
  • User-upgradeable firmware
  • 48-bit LBA support for drive sizes larger than 137GB
  • Perfect for upgrading and expanding legacy and G5 Macintosh computers
  • PCI-X 1.0a compliant 64-bit at 133/100/ 66MHz bus speeds
  • Backward compatible with standard 32/64-bit PCI at 33MHz and 66MHz bus speeds
  • Direct Port Access: Enhanced performance by allowing data transfer to all four drives simultaneously
  • Bus master operation enhances multitasking during disk transfers and increases CPU efficiency: The CPU is free to handle other tasks during data transfers between the PCI Bus and system memory
  • Data protection: Supports OS X RAID, OS 9 Software RAID (third party software), and other storage utilities
  • Reduced setting on storage devices (no master/slave) means easier installation and replacement
  • Ideal for a variety of Power Macintosh applications: Desktop publishing, Audio/Video storage and editing, photo/graphics storage and editing, servers, and gaming.
Package Contents
  • SeriTek/1V4 PCI-X Serial ATA controller with four internal SATA connectors
  • Two 60cm data cables
  • User's manual
Serial ATA Hard Drive Compatibility

Note: Early Hitachi Serial ATA hard drives are incompatible with the SeriTek/1V4 Host Adapter. This is due to a seldom-used Serial ATA feature called SSC, which is enabled on these hard drives. The SeriTek/1V4 does not support this feature. Newer model Hitachi Serial ATA hard drives should be compatible with SeriTek/1V4.

At this time, the following Hitachi Deskstar hard drives have the SSC feature disabled, and are compatible with the SeriTek/1V4 host adapter:

  • Model 7K500 (500GB) - Part Number HDS725050KLA360
  • Model 7K400 (400GB) - Part Numbers 0A30984 and 0A30985
  • Model 7K250 (250GB) - Part Number 0A30340
  • Model T7K250 (250GB) - Part Number HDT722525DLA380
  • Model 7K250 (160GB) - Part Number 0A30339
  • Model T7K250 (160GB) - Part Number HDT722516DLA380
  • Model 7K250 (120GB) - Part Number 0A30338
  • Model 7K250 (80GB) - Part Number 0A30337
  • Model 7K80 (80GB) - Part Number HDS728080PLA380
  • Model 7K80 (40GB) - Part Number HDS728040PLA320
Other Serial ATA hard drives from manufacturers such as Maxtor, Seagate, and Western Digital do not have this feature enabled by default and are therefore compatible.

Note: The SeriTek/1V4 SATA PCI host adapter is not compatible with late 2005 G5 (11,2) Macintosh computers which utilize PCI-Express (PCIe) slots. The SeriTek/2ME4-E provides PCI-Express support for later systems, including the Mac Pro series.

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