When a stock hard drive inside a Mac or PC seems woefully limited and a RAID array and/or port multiplication is required Sonnet Technologies has designed the Tempo SATA X4p Serial ATA Host Adapter for PCI-X to aid in storage expansion with a simple plug-and-play PCI/PCI-X card for up to 20 individual, hot-swappable hard drives.
- SATA II compliant, 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s auto-negotiation
- FIS-based Port Multiplier-aware to support up to 20 disk drives with drive enclosures employing port multipliers (like Sonnet's Fusion 500P)
- Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) support for compatibility with all SATA drives and lower EMI emissions
- Bus Mastering frees CPU from data I/O handling
- 48-bit LBA support for drives larger than 137 GB
- Supports Mac OS X and Windows XP RAID
- Hot-swap drive support