The CalDigit FASTA-1ex ExpressCard allows
for portable performance in the field, enabling you
to capture, develop, edit and create content in almost
any environment when using Apple's new MacBook Pro or
Windows-based notebook. FASTA-1ex features high speed
SATA 3G connection at 3 Gbps bandwidth and allows the
user to connect one external SATA 3G device to the notebook.
This card is the perfect solution for users who are
using video capture devices such as DV, VCR, AJA Io,
LA, LD, etc that require the full bandwidth of FireWire
and high speed access to external hard drives. Connecting
Capture devices to FireWire port and your external storage
to FASTA-1ex, this is perfect solution for any notebooks
which has ExpressCard/34 or 54 slot.
The only SATA ExpressCard that is designed for Video
Editing. This adapter supports DV, HDV, DVCPRO HD, 8-bit
and 10-bit SD video workflows.
- 1 External SATA 3G Port.
Port Multiplier-aware to support up to 5 disk drives
3.0 Gbps bandwidth transfer speed
Plug and Play
Downward compatible with SATA I device
Compatible with a variety of capture cards, like
AJA, BMD, Matrox
Enhance your editing experience
If you are a video editor working with FinalCut Pro
on a MacBook Pro, this card is designed for you. FASTA-1ex
can easily handle multi-stream of a variety video formats
such as DVCPro HD, 8 bit SD, 10 bit SD, HDV, etc. It
allows you to connect to one external SATA device, for
example Port Multiplier-aware drive, with 3Gbps bandwidth
for fast data transfer.
Faster Than FireWire 800
The CalDigit FASTA-1ex ExpressCard 34 can typically
achieve sustained disk write and read speeds of 100 and
110 MB/sec, respectively, which is about three times
as fast as USB 2.0 or FireWire 400 connections to the
same drive setup.
Upgrade your MacBook Pro
FASTA-1ex provides the missing external SATA port for
MBP. The FASTA-1ex offers one external SATA 3G ports
at up to 3 Gbps. The ExpressCard enables Port Multiplier-aware
Disk RAID to be fully utilized as high-performance storage
on your MacBook Pro.
Why choosing SATA HBA
for video editing?
SATA is an evolutionary replacement for the PATA physical
storage interface. It provides affordable pricing, expandable
and easy configuration. It is the latest technology
to replace FireWire, USB and Fiber Channel.
What is SATA 3G?
SATA 3G is the latest SATA technology that supports
up to 3G bit per second. SATA 3G is double the speed/bandwidth
of the original SATA 150 (1.5Gb/s).
What is FASTA?
FASTA is the series of CalDigit SATA 3G host cards
utilize the PCI-e/PCI-x interface to offer huge bandwidth
for data throughput. It is dedicated to video editors
that require high performance and reliability.