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.


  • Desktop/Notebook PC
  • External portable storage
  • USB related applications product/equipment
  • External direct attached storage for notebooks, notebooks, desktop, consumer electronics and entry servers
  • Set top box
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Features & Benefits


Compliant with eSATA requirements in Serial ATA Specification
Up to five times faster than USB2.0 or FireWire 400 external storage solutions
Supports Gen 1 (1.5Gb ⁄ s) and Gen 2 (3Gb ⁄ s) data rates
Provide external data backup and protection at up to 3Gb ⁄ s data transfer rate
High-durability design supports 2500 cycles
Available range includes eSATA, eSATA ⁄ USB (2-in-1), and eSATA ⁄ USB (2-in-1) + USB combo types
For more information on the following technical documents, please send your request by submitting the Request Form:
Capability matrix
Electrical model
Qualification report
SI report
Test report