FCI’s eSATA connector provides external data backup at speeds up to 3Gb/s
ETTERS, PA. (April 17, 2008) — FCI has expanded its line of storage interface interconnects with the development of an eSATA input/output connector aimed at singlelane external storage applications with less than six feet of cable. Up to five times faster than existing external storage solutions like USB 2.0 and FireWire 400, the eSATA connector provides external data backup and protection at speeds up to 3 Gb/s and is ideal for applications such as desktop and notebook computers, set-top boxes, gaming equipment, external portable storage and USB-related equipment.
The eSATA connector operates at both Gen1 and Gen2 speeds so regardless of the implementation the outside of the device enclosure will meet Gen1m specifications when operating at Gen1 speeds and Gen2m specifications when operation at Gen2 speeds.
The eSATA is available with eSATA + USB 2.0 in the same connector housing, and is available in versions including eSATA, eSATA + USB or eSATA/USB (2-in-1) combination.
Offering high durability of 2500 cycles, the connector withstands a mating force of 40N maximum and an unmating force of 10N minimum.
The eSATA connector is RoHS-compliant and compatible with lead-free processing temperatures.