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The Tempo SSD Pro Plus SATA PCI Express Card from Sonnet is installed inside your computer to hold up to two 2.5" SSDs or hard drives and offers two eSATA ports. The controller chip on the card provides SATA III 6Gb/s data transfer rates for the storage drives and ports. You can install two SSDs onto the card and configure them for RAID 0 via software to deliver read speeds up to 960MB/s. This card also allows you to connect two external storage systems via eSATA for creating more space to store your files or improve performance by creating a RAID set with up to eight drives.
Tempo SSD Pro Plus is a full-length, full-height card that occupies a PCIe 2.0 x4 slot inside a Windows or Mac computer. Since the card is AHCI compliant, the drivers are installed automatically making installation of the card simple. This card is ideal for anyone who wants to maximize the full potential of SATA III 6Gb/s SSDs, when your system uses a controller that only provides SATA II 3Gb/s transfer rates.
Adds Fast SSDs to Your System
Mounts two 6Gb/s SSDs (sold separately) in your Mac Pro's, desktop PC's, or Thunderbolt expansion chassis' PCIe slot
Adds eSATA Connectivity to Your System
Adds two 6Gb/s eSATA ports to your Mac Pro or desktop PC with PCIe slots, or Thunderbolt expansion chassis with PCI Express slots
PCI Express 2.0 x4 host bus interface provides fast data transfer rates to your system
Performance Over Thunderbolt
For systems that have a Thunderbolt connection but no available PCI Express Slot, you can install the card inside an optional Sonnet Expansion chassis such as Echo Express III-D, Echo Express III-R, xMac Pro Server, and xMac mini Server Thunderbolt expansion systems that connects via Thunderbolt.
Supports OS X and Windows RAID features
Boot and Hot Swap Support
Supports hot-swapping of external drives running OS X, and supports booting from attached drives under OS X, Windows 8 and 7, and Windows Server 2012 and 2008
Monitors the drives to detect errors and reports them
eSATA Locking Cables Support
Supports Sonnet's optional locking eSATA data cable that screws onto the card to prevent accidental disconnects
In the Box
Sonnet Tempo SSD Pro Plus SATA III PCI Express Card
SSD Mounting Screws
Limited 5-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Two SATA for 2.5" SSD or hard drive
SATA III 6 Gb/s SATA II 3 Gb/s SATA I 1.5 Gb/s Supports up to 8 total drives using a hardware RAID controller
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 960 MB/s using two SSDs (RAID 0)
Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
Single SSD or up to six SSDs in a RAID 0 Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008 and newer) Any Thunderbolt Mac
Single SSD only Windows 7, 8, or Server 2012 PCs
Boot Support: OS X, Windows 7, 8, Windows Server 2012 Port Multiplier: OS X 10.8+, Windows 7, 8, Windows Server 2012 Hot Plug Drive: OS X
Mac Pro (with PCIe slots) OS X 10.6.8+ OS X Server Version 10.6.8+
PC with PCIe slots Windows Vista, 7, and 8 Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2008