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

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

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


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  • 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
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Sonnet Tempo SATA overview

  • 1Description

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
UPC: 732311009174
In the Box
Sonnet 4 Port Tempo SATA Pro 6 Gb PCI Express 2.0 Card
  • Documentation
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Sonnet Tempo SATA specs

    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
    Drives Supported No. of Drives: Up to 16* Drive Types: SATA 6 Gbps, SATA 3 Gbps and SATA 1.5 Gbps

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

    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
    Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
    Compatibility Mac:
    Mac Pro
    Power Mac G5 with PCIe slots
    Mac OS X 10.5+
    OS X Mountain Lion compatible

    PC with PCIe slots
    Windows 7
    Windows Vista

    Any computer with a Thunderbolt port via Sonnet's Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe cards
    Sonnet's xMac mini Server
    Packaging Infocxsyqedqfccsyecvsaafyb
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 5.3 x 1.4"

    Sonnet Tempo SATA reviews

    4 Port Tempo SATA Pro 6 Gb PCI Express 2.0 Card is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from shortcoming with MacPro 5,1 booting Sonnet promises external eSATA booting of the MacPro with this card. It did not let me boot my MacPro 5,1 with the option key pressed to reach the Mac Startup Manager. Sonnet blamed Apple for this and suggested I install rEFIt or rEFInd in place of the Mac's boot manager. However, there's another eSATA card on the market which does support option key external booting of the MacPro 5,1, so Sonnet can only blame itself. Note that the Sonnet card does support external booting of the MacPro 5,1 via OSX System Preferences > Startup Disk. So the card's shortcoming is only serious if you are attached to option key boot choice, as I am.
    Date published: 2015-10-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from seems stable and fast 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.
    Date published: 2013-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great card...great price... 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This card just works This card just works - right out of the box! No problems.
    Date published: 2014-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to use Nuff said---works as advertized with my G Raid
    Date published: 2013-04-29
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