AFCI’s eSATA products are aimed at external storage application that require a single-lane Serial ATA cable connection up to approximately two metres in length. The connectors comply with the Serial ATA Specification issued by the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO).
A typical application is the connection between a desktop or mobile PC and an external storage drive, similar to exisiting USB or 1934 cable connections but at significantly higher data rates. The eSATA connectors support both Gen 1 (1.5Gb/s) and Gen 2 (3Gb/s) SATA data rates.
The available connector range includes individual eSATA connectors, 2-in-1 combination connector designs capable of accepting either an eSATA or a USB cable plug, and stacked configurations that provide a USB port in addition to a 2-in-1 eSATA/USB port.