Sonnet Tempo SATA E4P SATA Host Adapter for PCI Express

Sonnet Tempo SATA E4P SATA Host Adapter for PCI Express

Sonnet Tempo SATA E4P SATA Host Adapter for PCI Express


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Product Highlights

  • PCI Express x4
  • 4x eSATA Ports
  • Mac & Windows Compatibility

Sonnet SATA E4P overview

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The Tempo SATA E4P SATA Host Adapter for PCI Express from Sonnet allows you to easily add Serial ATA capability to your Macintosh or Windows computer. The card gives you 4 eSATA connections and supports SATA II speeds of up to 3Gbps. It installs in an available PCI Express x4 slot.

Affordable solution for adding four high performance eSATA ports to your computer
SATA II compliant, 3Gbs and 1.5Gbs auto-negotiation
FIS-based port multiplier-aware to support up to 20 disk drives
Native PCI Express (PCIe) x4 host bus interface for high-performance applications
Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) support for compatibility with all SATA drives
Supports Mac OS X, Windows Vista (Enterprise or Ultimate), Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP Pro RAID features
Hot-swap drive support
Bus Mastering frees CPU from data I/O handling
48-bit LBA support for drives larger than 137GB
In the Box
Sonnet Tempo SATA E4P SATA Host Adapter for PCI Express
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Sonnet SATA E4P specs

    Interface Protocol SATA II
    Host Connection Type PCI Express x4
    Data Transfer Rate Up to 250MB/s per port
    Cache Memory None
    Channels 4
    Device Support eSATA bzytzcxbtbtcwsq

    Parallel disk drives are supported when using Sonnet Tempo Bridge or similar parallel-to-Serial ATA drive adapter.

    Hot Swap Support Yes
    Connectors 4x eSATA
    Maximum Cable Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Hardware RAID Not Supported
    System Requirements Computer: Xserve (Late 2006), Power Mac G5, or Mac Pro with PCI Express x4 Slot; Windows PC with PCI Express x4 slot
    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3 or later; Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista
    Hardware: PCI Express x4 slot
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 6.7 x 1.6"

    Sonnet SATA E4P reviews

    Tempo SATA E4P SATA Host Adapter for PCI Express is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Improved speed and reliability We formerly were using the Sonnet Tempo SATA E2P 2-Port eSATA PCI Express Host Adapter installed in our Mac Pro workstation - connected to a Glyph 12 TB RAID. With the old card, we maxed out at speeds around 115 mb/sec and footage would periodically hiccup in Final Cut Pro. With the new E4P card, speeds are roughly double the E2P card and it's much smoother sailing when working with 1080p HD footage. Transfer speeds for copying files is also substantially faster. Installation was a breeze and the software was a cinch with Mac OS X Lion.
    Date published: 2011-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised If you do a lot of photo or video editing, you owe it to yourself to get an e-Sata drive, rather than using a USB or Firewire drive. The speed difference is noticeable. But you'll need to add ports to your computer to use that drive. That's where this card comes in, it adds four e-Sata ports via a PCI card. It installed easily and works as described. Do check the manufacturer's website to make sure the card is compatible with your computer and OS.
    Date published: 2010-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Card, no software driver required Sonnet cards are the best in the industry, Never the need for a software driver and never any issues. Sonnet US based tech support is spot on if needed. In the 10+ years I have owned various Sonnet products, I have never had a problem, or a failure, or needed to call them for tech support. They work especially well in tandem, so make sure ALL your PCI cards come from Sonnet and you will never have any issues or conflicts.
    Date published: 2010-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SATA--That's Italian For Smoking Fast! You can never have enough speed so I added the Tempo SATA card to my new Mac Pro 8 Core desktop to help unleash my four external hard drives while editing HD video. Super fast and super easy installation. Best of all I get four SATA ports while only giving up one of my PCI slots.
    Date published: 2011-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised Have it set up on a Mac Pro with 4 external Hard Drives. 2 of them are in a Mirrored RAID configuration. I have a total of 7 TB hooked to this card. No complaints! Decent price here as well, paying $50 less than our normal local supplier.
    Date published: 2010-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a champ! Running in an intel Mac Pro with 10.6. Had to replace a different card that would no longer work under 10.6. The Tempo E4P I also had installed just worked so I bought a second one to replace the card that had no drivers.
    Date published: 2011-01-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works (Windows 7 64 bit) Had a bit of trouble installing this in a 64-bit Windows 7 system, but Sonnet's tech support replied to my email within a few minutes. The solution was easy, and everything works as advertised.
    Date published: 2010-01-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from solid performance been using it to run an array for 4k VFX workflow. works strikingly well on my 5 year old mac tower, though it has caused the system to heat up a bit more than normal
    Date published: 2012-06-14
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