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Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0 - 2-Port eSATA Host Controller Card
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Why choose an eSATA Card? If you're planning to connect external storage to your computer, there's a good chance the enclosure will have two or more ...Click To Read More About This Product
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2-Port 6 Gb/s SATA solution for Mac & PC desktops with PCIe slots.
Why choose an eSATA Card? If you're planning to connect external storage to your computer, there's a good chance the enclosure will have two or more interfaces from which to choose, including USB, FireWire, and eSATA. Your computer has USB ports, may have FireWire ports, and maybe even a Thunderbolt port, too. So if you can just plug into your computer's existing ports, why consider an eSATA card? Consider the facts that the 6 Gb/s eSATA interface offers superior performance to that of FireWire 800 and all USB interfaces, and Thunderbolt storage systems carry a price premium over eSATA storage systems. Sonnet's Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0 card is cost-effective solution for adding two high-performance eSATA ports to your computer so you can take advantage of this speedy interface.
Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0 is versatile. Its fast, 6 Gb/s eSATA interface is well suited to deal with the increased bandwidth requirements of 6 Gb/s SSDs. Built around a second generation 6Gb chipset, it offers greatly improved performance over older 6 Gb/s eSATA cards and is capable of transferring files at up to 375 MB/s! This Sonnet controller also performs better in the latest computers, Sonnet's Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards, and Sonnet's xMac mini Server 1U Rackmount PCIe Expansion System with Thunderbolt Ports.
Cost-effective solution for adding two high-performance 6 Gb/s eSATA ports to your Mac Pro, desktop PC, or server with PCI Express 2.0 slots
Supports single SATA drive enclosures and multi-bay SATA drive enclosures (see Technical Specifications)
Superior performance with data transfers up to 375 MB/s
Perfect for use in Sonnet's Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards
Supports drive hot-swapping under OS X
Supports booting from attached drives under Microsoft Windows 7
AHCI compliant”no drivers required
Supports Sonnet-exclusive locking eSATA data cables
Add eSATA connectivity to your Mac or PC today!
Xserve (with PCIe slots)(2)
Power Mac G5 (with PCIe slots)
OS X 10.5+
OS X Server 10.5+
OS X Mountain Lion compatible
PC (with PCIe slots)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2
Bus Interface PCI Express 2.0 x1
External Connectors Two locking eSATA
Drives Supported Up to 8(1)
Data Transfer Rate Up to 375 MB/s
Drive Types Supported SATA 6 Gb/s, SATA 3 Gb/s, and SATA 1.5 Gb/s
Supports booting from attached drives under Windows 7
Supports drive hot-swapping under OS X
Supports ATAPI (CD/DVD/Blu-ray) drives
Supports port multipliers under Windows 7 and Vista
Supports S.M.A.R.T. status data reporting
Supports Spread Spectrum Clocking for compatibility with all SATA drives and lower EMI emissions
RoHS Compliant Yes
Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb 2-Port host controller card
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- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
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