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Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0 - 4-port eSATA Host Controller Card  

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Why choose an eSATA card? External storage and professional SSD readers often have two or more interfaces from which to choose, including FireWire®, ...Read More

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4-Port 6 Gb/s SATA solution for Mac & PC desktops with PCIe slots.

Why choose an eSATA card? External storage and professional SSD readers often have two or more interfaces from which to choose, including FireWire®, USB, 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? Performance and cost. Consider the facts that the 6 Gb/s eSATA interface offers superior throughput to that of all FireWire and USB interfaces, and Thunderbolt storage systems carry a price premium over eSATA storage systems. Sonnet's Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb 4-Port card is a cost-effective way to add four high-performance bootable eSATA ports to your computer so you can take advantage of this fast interface.

Sonnet's Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb 4-Port's fast, 6 Gb/s eSATA interface easily handles the increased bandwidth requirements of 6 Gb/s SSDs. Built around a second generation 6Gb SATA chipset, it offers greatly improved performance over older 6 Gb eSATA cards and is capable of transferring files from a single SSD at up to 500 MB/s. Even greater performance (up to 1,300 MB/s!) is possible when you connect four SSDs and format them as a RAID 0 set. Increased onboard cache enables this Sonnet controller to perform even better in the latest computers as well as in Sonnet's Echo™ Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe cards or xMac™ mini Server.

  • Cost-effective solution for adding high-performance 6 Gb/s eSATA ports to your Mac Pro or desktop PC
  • PCI Express 2.0 x4 host bus interface and high-performance SATA controller
  • Superior performance with aggregate data transfers speeds up to 1300 MB/sec
  • Supports OS X and Windows RAID features
  • Supports drive hot-swapping under OS X®
  • Supports booting from attached drives OS X and Windows 7 and 8 (see Tech Specs for details)
  • Supports ATAPI (DVD-ROM) drives
  • AHCI compliant—no drivers required
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T. data reporting

Add eSATA connectivity to your Mac or PC today!


Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0 - 4-port eSATA Host Controller Card

  • Mac Compatibility
  • Mac Pro
  • Xserve (with PCIe slots)6
  • Power Mac® G5 (with PCIe slots)
  • OS X 10.5+
  • OS X Server 10.5+
  • OS X Mountain Lion compatible
  • Windows Compatibility
  • PC (with PCIe slots)(3)
  • Windows® 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Hardware
  • Warranty 5-year
  • Bus Interface PCI Express 2.0 x4
  • External Connectors Four locking eSATA
  • Drives Supported Up to 16(1)
  • Data Transfer Rate Up to 1,300MB/sec(2)
  • Drive Types Supported SATA 6 Gb/s, SATA 3 Gb/s, and SATA 1.5 Gb/s
  • Advanced Features
  • Supports ATAPI (CD/DVD) drives
  • Supports port multipliers under Windows 8, 7, and Vista
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T. status data reporting
  • Supports Spread Spectrum Clocking for compatibility with all SATA drives and for lower EMI emissions
  • RoHS Compliant Yes
  • Package Contents
  • Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb 4-Port host controller card
  • Documentation
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