Vydeo debuts dual-port eSATA ExpressCard/34 for Apple MacBook Pro

Vydeo’s eSATA 34 product is a dual-port ExpressCard 34mm form factor module that supports connection of SATA external and internal storage devices to a laptop computer’s PCI Express Card slot. Vydeo delivers both Mac OS X and Windows driver support. The eSATA 34 module provides a 2.5Gbps ExpressCard/34 interface on the host side and dual, fully compliant SATA II 3Gbps ports on the device side. Vydeo’s eSATA 34 ExpressCard is perfect for video editing applications where vast HD file sizes require high speed SATA external storage. Vydeo says that eSATA 34 will be available and shipping in volume in April / May 2006.

Specs:
• Twin SATA-II shielded connectors (eSATA)
• 48-bit LBA supports HDD larger than 137GB capacity
• Supports 1-lane 2.5Gbps ExpressCard/34
• Compliant with PCI Express Specification, revision 1.0a
• Designed for Express Card 34mm slot
• Hot-plug capability
• Supports SATA II transfer rate of 3.0Gbps
• Fully compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 Specification
• Supports twin, independent Serial ATA channels
• Independent link, transport, and data FIFO
• Independent command fetch, scatter/gather, and command execution
• Supports Legacy Command Queuing (LCQ)
• Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
• Supports Non-zero offsets (NCQ)
• Supports Out of order data delivery (NCQ)
• Supports FIS-based switching via port multipliers
• 31 commands and scatter/gather tables per Port
• Twin LED indicators for HDD access
• Driver support for Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
• Driver support for Mac OS X 10.4 Intel based systems (MacBook Pro)

More info here.

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10 Comments

  1. Look at Comcast cable, is it faster than SBC DSL, sure. by at least 3x

    However who is more popular?

    SBC = has much more customers than comcast
    COMCAST = comcast is discreetly offering cheaper prices to compete with sbc however it isnt helping them gain subscribers.

    So it does not matter if something is faster , if the price does not make sense, people stick with the alternative.

    I seriously doubt many people would switch to a mac simply because it can run xp also.

    People care about what you are asking them to pay, $500 for a dell vs. $2500 for an imac + xp.

  2. This is good. And there are plenty of more ExpressCard 34 untils coming!

    As for you Comcast, what have you need smoking?

    Comparing a $500 Dell to a MacBook Pro (let along a Mac Mini) is like comparing a car to an airplane. If you need to go to the other side of the ocean, a car isn’t EVER going to get you there.

    Bozo

  3. Firewire 800 PCMCIA cards have been out for a while.

    ExpressCard is relatively new. The MacBook Pro can only take ExpressCards. There is currently a paucity of cards for the new slot.

  4. “People care about what you are asking them to pay, $500 for a dell vs. $2500 for an imac + xp.”

    An iMac for $2500?!! Dude, I bought my wife the Intel 20″ iMac on eBay for $1400! Does Windoze XP cost $1100?!! I don’t think so…

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