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Bundle: One External 2-Bay Enclosure & One 4-Port Host Adapter

The SeriTek/1VEN2-1 bundle includes one SeriTek/1EN2 External Dual-Bay Hot-Swap Enclosure and one SeriTek/1VE4 Four-Port External PCI-X Serial ATA Host Adapter.

The SeriTek/1EN2 is a rugged, dual-bay Serial ATA external hard drive enclosure. It provides versatile hot-swap capabilities with virtually unlimited storage possibilities in a small form-factor package. Built from the ground-up as a true Serial ATA solution, SeriTek/1EN2 features a case made of aluminum for maximum durability and heat dissipation.

The SeriTek/1VE4 Host Adapter provides an easy and affordable way for Macintosh users to add inexpensive, high-speed storage. With four external shielded Serial ATA ports, each offering 1.5Gbits/sec performance, the SeriTek/1VE4 provides the high bandwidth to meet the needs of performance-hungry applications. The SeriTek/1VE4 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/1EN2 External Enclosure Features
  • Provides physical lock and key security
  • Power and activity LEDs for each hard drive
  • High-performance storage data transfer up to 1.5Gbps (150MB/sec) per drive
  • Faster than USB 2.0 and FireWire 800
  • Dual hot-swappable 3.5" Serial ATA drive bay enclosure with removable trays
  • Additional trays are available separately for virtually unlimited storage possibilities
  • Built-in quiet exhaust fan for cool-running hard drives
  • Surpasses rotational vibration and heat dissipation requirements of high RPM drives
  • Fully RAID capable: Compatible with Operating System and host adapter based RAID solutions
  • RAID arrays can span across multiple enclosures
  • Works with PC and Macintosh computers with shielded Serial ATA ports running OS 8, OS 9, OSX, Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/2003 and Linux
  • External power adapter offloads computerís power supply, keeps heat and electromagnetic interference away from hard drives
SeriTek/1VE4 External SATA Host Adapter Features
  • Four external ports with exclusive hot-swap capability
  • 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 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.
Serial ATA Hard Drive Compatibility

Note: Some Hitachi Serial ATA hard drives are incompatible with the SeriTek/1VE4 Host Adapter. This is due to a seldom-used Serial ATA feature called SSC, which is enabled on these hard drives. The SeriTek/1VE4 does not support this feature. Newer model Hitachi Serial ATA hard drives should be compatible with SeriTek/1VE4.

At this time, the following Hitachi Deskstar hard drives have the SSC feature disabled, and are compatible with the SeriTek/1VE4 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.

Package Contents
  • One SeriTek/1EN2 dual-bay external Serial ATA enclosure
  • One SeriTek/1VE4 External 4-Port Adapter
  • Two external shielded Serial ATA data cables, 1-meter each
  • Two removable hard drive trays
  • One enclosure stand
  • Two keys
  • Eight hard drive countersink-style hard drive mounting screws
  • Four clear rubber feet
  • One universal power adapter
  • One CD-ROM containing user manuals
Note: The bundled SeriTek/1VE4 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.
Please note: This product is end-of-life and no longer orderable.



SeriTek/1VEN2-1: External Two-Bay Enclosure Bundle with 4-Port Host Adapter SATA-1VEN2-1$305.95