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Sonnet 4 Port Tempo SATA Pro 6 Gb PCI Express 2.0 Card

B&H # SOTSATA6PRE4 Mfr # TSATA6-PRO-E4
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Product Highlights
  • 6 Gbps eSATA Interface
  • PCIe 2.0 x4 Host Bus Interface
  • Supports ATAPI (DVD-ROM) Drives
  • AHCI Compliant
  • S.M.A.R.T. Data Reporting
  • RoHS Compliant

The 4 Port Tempo SATA Pro 6 Gb PCI Express 2.0 Card from Sonnet is a cost-effective solution for adding four high-performance 6 Gbps eSATA ports to your Mac Pro, desktop PC or Thunderbolt expansion chassis with PCIe 2.0 slots. Featuring dual SATA controllers and four ports, this card enables you to connect multiple systems for fast transfers between them. It also allows you to improve performance by creating RAID sets from two or more systems. Whether you connect single or multi-drive systems or a combination of both, Tempo SATA Pro Card supports them at maximum performance levels.

The Tempo SATA Card's 6 Gbps eSATA interface easily handles the increased bandwidth requirements of 6 Gbps SSDs. It is also capable of transferring files from a single SSD at up to 500 MBps. Even greater performance of up to 1,300 MBps is possible when four SSDs are connected as a RAID 0 set.

The combination of Tempo SATA Card and Sonnet's Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis enables you to add 4 eSATA ports of connectivity to iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro computers.

Cost-effective solution for adding high-performance 6 Gbps eSATA ports to your Mac Pro, desktop PC or Thunderbolt expansion chassis with PCIe 2.0 slots
PCIe 2.0 x4 host bus interfaces and high-performance SATA controller
Superior performance with aggregate data transfer speeds of up to 1300 MBps
Optimized to maximize performance over Thunderbolt. Perfect for use in Sonnet's Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe cards
Supports OS X and Windows RAID features
Supports drive hot-swapping under Mac OS X and boots from attached drives under Microsoft Windows 7
Supports ATAPI (DVD-ROM) drives and Sonnet-exclusive locking eSATA data cables
AHCI compliant-no drivers required
Supports S.M.A.R.T. data reporting
Hardware
Bus Interface 4x PCIe 2.0
External Connectors 4x eSATA
Data Transfer Rate 1x SSD: 500 MBps
2x SSDs: 900 MBps
4x SSDs 1,300 MBps
Support
Drives Supported No. of Drives: Up to 16* Drive Types: SATA 6 Gbps, SATA 3 Gbps and SATA 1.5 Gbps 1
Please Note:

*Support for up to 16 drives requires the use of drive enclosures employing a hardware RAID controller such as Sonnet Fusion D400QR5 or R400QR5

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AHCI Support System: Boot Support
Mac OS X: No
Windows 7: Yes
Windows Vista: No

System: Port Multiplier Aware
Mac OS X: No
Windows 7: Yes
Windows Vista: Yes

System: Hot Plug Drive
Mac OS X: Yes
Windows 7: Yes
Windows Vista: Yes
Advanced Features Supports booting from attached drives under Windows 7
Supports drive hot-swapping under Mac OS X
Supports ATAPI (CD/DVD) 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 for lower EMI emissions
Certifications
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
General
Compatibility Mac:
Mac Pro
Power Mac G5 with PCIe slots
Mac OS X 10.5+
OS X Mountain Lion compatible

Windows:
PC with PCIe slots
Windows 7
Windows Vista

Thunderbolt:
Any computer with a Thunderbolt port via Sonnet's Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe cards
Sonnet's xMac mini Server
Sonnet 4 Port Tempo SATA Pro 6 Gb PCI Express 2.0 Card
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    Sonnet4 Port Tempo SATA Pro 6 Gb PCI Express 2.0 Card
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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        5.0

        Great card

        By TinkerBoi

        from Los Angeles, CA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • High Quality
        • Overall Easy

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            Comments about Sonnet 4 Port Tempo SATA Pro 6 Gb PCI Express 2.0 Card:

            Card functioned great. Unfortunately for us, we needed something low profile for a 1U server - so we had to leave the server open due to a deadline. But certainly wouldn't hesitate to purchase it again if needed for a larger format machine or a find the 2 port version for the server.
            Driver was easy to install from disk and their website.

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            5.0

            great card...great price...

            By The Jayhawk

            from Brooklyn, NY

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • High Quality
            • Powerful

            Cons

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              • High-End Multimedia

              Comments about Sonnet 4 Port Tempo SATA Pro 6 Gb PCI Express 2.0 Card:

              The card works great in the Sonnet Echo Express 3D chassis that it lives in.
              Everything connects and I can now use all the older eSATA drives I have as well as the new SATA version.

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              4.0

              seems stable and fast

              By chan

              from New York, NY

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              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Highly Compatible

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                  Comments about Sonnet 4 Port Tempo SATA Pro 6 Gb PCI Express 2.0 Card:

                  Intalled these cards in 2 Mac Pro towers. So far they have been mounting 4 12TB esata raids without issue and allowing playback of HD video without sluggishness. I've only had them about 2 weeks, but so far so good.

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                  5.0

                  Simple to use

                  By Saul

                  from Astoria, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast
                  • Powerful

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                    Comments about Sonnet 4 Port Tempo SATA Pro 6 Gb PCI Express 2.0 Card:

                    Nuff said---works as advertized with my G Raid

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