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Sonnet Tempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card

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Product Highlights
  • 2 x SATA Internal Connectors
  • Ultra-Fast SATA 6Gbps Interface
  • Up to 960 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Thunderbolt Compatible
  • 2.5" Form Factor

The Tempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card from Sonnet is a full length, full-height card to which you can install two SSDs. The Tempo SSD Connector supports OS X or Windows RAID, and it features a 6Gb/s SATA controller chipset and PCIe 2.0 x4 interface to deliver read speeds up to 960 MB/s from a pair of SSDs configured as a RAID 0 set. AHCI compliance means installation is simple; just attach your SSDs with the provided screws, mount the card in an available PCIe slot, and turn on your computer - the necessary drivers are installed automatically. Drive health monitoring is supported through S.M.A.R.T. data reporting.

PCI Express 2.0 x4 host bus interface and 6 Gb/s SATA controller for high-performance applications
Great performance with data transfer speeds up to 960MB/sec
Optimized for maximum performance over Thunderbolt
Supports OS X and Windows RAID features
Included optional PCIe bracket supports installation of BNC connectors like those used with the RED Rocket
Supports booting from attached drives under Microsoft Windows 7, and Mac OS X over Thunderbolt
AHCI compliant - no drivers required
Supports S.M.A.R.T. data reporting
Internal Connectors 2 x SATA Connectors
Drives Supported SATA 6 Gb/s
SATA 3 Gb/s
Sata 1.5 Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate Up to 960MB/s
Firmware Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
Advanced Features Supports booting from attached drives under Windows 7
Supports S.M.A.R.T. status data reporting
RoHS Compliant Yes
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Sonnet Tempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card
  • Drive Mounting Screws
  • Optional PCIe Bracket
  • Documentation
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    SonnetTempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (6)
    • Fast (3)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (5)
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        • Heavy duty user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3), Personal (3)

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      5.0

      This is Super Great Card!!!

      By iGeniuspr

      from Puerto Rico

      Comments about Sonnet Tempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card:

      This card really speed up my Mac Pro 5,1 in combination with 2 samsung SSD 840. I really recommend this product is the best one I found on the market. It gave me a performance of over 480mb per second, for each SSD. I did the test from the black magic speed test app and the meter reached it's higher point!

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      5.0

      Tempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" So

      By TomL

      from Minden Louisiana

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Highly Compatible
      • High Quality
      • Much Faster
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Gaming
      • High-End Multimedia
      • Replacement
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Sonnet Tempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card:

      I mounted this card in a 2012 Mac Pro 5.1.
      At first, I mounted a Samsung Pro 256 GB SSD on the card.
      Measuring with Black Magic Disk Speed, I got Write speeds of about 480 Mb/Sec, and Read speed of about 500 Mb/sec. Tis is about 2X the speed of the original SATA drive.
      Then i set them both in a RAID 0 configuration, and got some strange readings!!
      The Raid 0 Write speed was again about 480 Mb/sec but the Read speed was strange indeed. It started at about 480 Mb /sec,but each cycle of the Black Magic, the reading increased by about 60-70 Mb.sec. This continued until the Read measurement stabilized at right at 900 Mb/sec. Both SSDs should have read in the 800 -900 range. I did not trust this configuration, so I broke it down and am now using the SSD drives as separate units: One as a boot drive and the second as whatever.
      Overall, I really do like the Tempo card and highly recommend it . I suspect that my results with the RAID 0 were likely due to my own lack of experience in that area.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Full Speed 6G SSDs Speeds

      By Jake

      from Michigan

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High-End Multimedia

        Comments about Sonnet Tempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card:

        Great! Speed tested a Samsung 840 Pro 500GB using Black Magic Speed Test set to 1GB file size read and writes. 510 Read 460 Write sequential average... impressive speeds. I can't wait to RAID 0 another 840 Pro on the card.

        Not So Great - This card does not support BootCamp on the Mac. I was hoping for a dual boot 6G SSD solution on a single card. Certainly not a deal breaker though.

        A word of caution - This card completely fills the the PCIE slot left to right and front to back. It may not be an issue but I'd prefer to keep it away from the hotter running cards such as video if possible.

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        • Business

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        5.0

        Works as advertised!!

        By dabro

        from Lawton, OK

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • High-End Multimedia

        Comments about Sonnet Tempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card:

        Just installed this card into my new 2012 Mac Pro to utilize SSD's to the fullest. Installed with no issues, currently have only one SSD on the card. Boots from the card fine, computer sleeps without issue. SSD performance is as advertised, fast!!! B&H service is excellent as usual.

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        • Business

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        5.0

        A great boost for my Mac Pro!

        By SF Giants Fan

        from Dover, NH

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible
        • Quiet
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • High-End Multimedia

          Comments about Sonnet Tempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card:

          My 12-core Mac Pro (Mid-2012) is limited to 3GB/sec data transfers for it's internal drives. Installing the Temp Pro and adding two 120GB SSD drives (set up for RAID-1) will keep my Mac Pro 'feeling young' for the next few years.

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          • Business

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          5.0

          Excellent magasin......A++++++++

          By ***ALLEN***

          from Laval, Quebec, Canada

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Multimedia

            Comments about Sonnet Tempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card:

            Bonjour.
            Un petit mot pour les francophones. Cet établissement est très professionnel, très courtois, rapide, il se charge même des frais de douanes.
            Sans aucune retenu, je le recommande à 100%, même à mon meilleur ami......
            Bravo et merci pour l'excellent service.
            Alain

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Excellent addition for Mac Pro

            By Shaun

            from Spokane, WA

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sonnet Tempo Pro 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card:

                Since the Mac Pro currently only has SATA II speeds of 3Gb/s, great, fast SSDs go to waste. I have an OWC SATA III SSD that is capable of 400-500MB/s, but I'd only get about half that in the standard drive bays on the Mac Pro.

                In comes this card...while I currently am only using it with one SSD, it is hitting the full potential of the drive. Writes are 400MB/s and reads are 495MB/s. Advantage is that in the future, I could add another SSD and raid them for even more speed.

                Glad I made this choice. Be aware that the non-pro version of this card will negotiate to x1 speeds in the x4 slots of the Mac Pro, at least with the 3,1 Mac Pro. This pro card, however, will negotiate to x4 speeds in those slots. I had originally purchased the non-pro card and it was dog slow.

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