This eSATA plate (low profile) adds external data support to any existing Serial ATA (SATA) controller, allowing you to connect external SATA (eSATA) storage to a computer. With support for data transfer rates of up to 300MBps, this external SATA plate allows you to take advantage of the increased data integrity provided by external hard drives or RAID devices that support eSATA connections. Connecting eSATA storage couldn't be simpler. Just install the plate into an open I/O low profile slot on your computer and connect the cables to the Serial ATA connectors on your motherboard or controller card. The slim SATA data cable connecting the motherboard or controller card SATA connection to ESATAPLT1LP is designed to take up minimal space inside the computer case, providing less clutter for increased airflow inside your case. Like all our cable products, the ESATAPLT1LP is backed by our lifetime warranty.