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Sonnet Technologies Tempo SATA Pro 2 Port 6Gb/s eSATA PCIe Host Adapter. Add two high-performance 6 Gb/s eSATA ports to your Mac Pro or desktop PC with PCI Express 2.0 slots. Sonnet Technology 2 Year Limited Warranty (TSATA6-PRO-E2) Same Day $149.95
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Sonnet Technologies

Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb
2 Port 6Gb/s eSATA PCIe Host Adapter

Mac | PC | PCIe | eSATA
Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb 2-port is versatile. Its fast, 6 Gb/s eSATA interface is well suited to deal with the increased bandwidth requirements of 6 Gb/s SSDs. Built around a new, second generation chipset, it offers greatly improved performance over older 6 Gb/s eSATA cards. More onboard cache enables this Sonnet controller to perform even better in the latest computers and Sonnet's Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards.

External storage systems with an eSATA interface offer great flexibility. Single drive enclosures are very handy if you need to back up data or move files from one computer to another. Many storage systems include swappable drive trays, which are perfect for managing daily backups and multiple projects. Some systems, like Sonnet's Fusion™ F3, feature hardware RAID controllers that manage up to four drives and enable you to create large, protected RAID volumes, yet the systems only require a single cable to connect to this pro eSATA card.
Improved Performance
Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0 is versatile. Its fast, 6 Gb/s eSATA interface is well suited to deal with the increased bandwidth requirements of 6 Gb/s SSDs. Built around a second generation 6Gb chipset, it offers greatly improved performance over older 6 Gb/s eSATA cards and is capable of transferring files at up to 375 MB/s! This Sonnet controller also performs better in the latest computers, Sonnet's Echo™ Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards, and Sonnet's xMac™ mini Server 1U Rackmount PCIe Expansion System with Thunderbolt Ports.
Wide Support - Optimized for Maximum Performance Over Thunderbolt
Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe slot? This card is ideal for use in one of Sonnet's Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards-the combo enables you to add eSATA connectivity to iMac®, Mac® mini, MacBook® Air, and MacBook Pro computers! This card supports the RAID features of OS X, Windows 7, and Windows Vista. It supports hot-swapping of drives under OS X, and supports booting from attached drives under Windows 7. You can connect optical drives, too. AHCI compliance ensures installation of the card is simple-just plug it in to any available PCI Express (PCIe) slot and then start your computer-the necessary drivers are installed automatically. And, for a secure connection, this card supports Sonnet's exclusive locking eSATA cables. When you need to add flexible, external storage to your setup, Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0 gets you connected, fast.

Includes

  • Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe SATA host controller
  • Documentation

Product Specifications:

Manufacturer Part Number

  • TSATA6-PRO-E2

Ports

  • Two External eSATA 6Gb/s Ports

Connections

  • External - Up to 10 Devices1

Bus Specifications

  • PCI Express

Form Factor

  • PCIe

Data Transfer Rate

  • Up to 385 MB/s

RAID Functionality

  • OS dependent2

ATAPI (DVD-ROM) Support

  • Yes

Bootability

  • Supports Booting under Windows 7

Operating System Support

  • Mac OS X Version 10.5+
  • Mac OS X Lion compatible4
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows XP

External Connectivity

  • 2x eSATA connector

Internal Connectivity

  • None

Hot Plug Support

  • Yes

Hot Swap Support

  • Yes

Agency Approvals & Compliance

  • RoHS
  • CE
  • FCC

Dimensions

  • 4.4" x 1.3" x 0.2" (113 x 34 x 4 mm)

Weight

  • 0.45 lbs (204 g)

Warranty

Notes

  1. Support for 10 drives requires the use of drive enclosures employing port multipliers (like Sonnet's Fusion D500P, Fusion D400QR5 or R400QR5). When using an enclosure without a port multiplier, Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34 will support 2 drives.
  2. Western Digital manufactures Desktop edition (WD Caviar, Caviar SE, Caviar SE16, and Raptor X) hard drives and Enterprise (RAID) Edition (WD RE, RE2, and Raptor) hard drives. Each type of hard drive is designed to work specifically in either a desktop computer environment, or connected to a RAID controller (hardware or software-based). If you intend to configure Western Digital drives in a RAID set, Sonnet and WD recommend using only their Enterprise edition hard drives.
  3. Sonnet Tempo cards are compatible with most external SATA storage. However, external hard drives with USB 2.0/eSATA dual interface based on the Oxford Semiconductor OXU931DS storage controller chip may not be compatible with Mac OS X when connected via SATA. Known issues are kernel panics occurring when the drive is connected, or the drive not being recognized by the operating system.
    • Summary of external SATA storage
      • Storage with eSATA alone: Compatible
      • Storage with triple interfaces: Compatible
      • Storage with quad interfaces: Compatible
      • Storage with eSATA plus Firewire 400 and/or 800: Compatible
      • Storage with RAID 0, 1, or 5 (multiple drives:) Compatible
      • Storage with eSATA plus USB (based on JMicron 20366): Compatible
        These compatible drives include, but are not limited to:
        - OWC Mercury On-the-Go USB 2.0/eSATA 2.5" portable
      • Storage with eSATA plus USB
        (based on Oxford OXU931DS): Not compatible
        These incompatible drives include, but are not limited to:
        - Western Digital My Book™ Premium ES Edition™
        - Seagate Technology FreeAgent™ Pro
      • Thermaltake Black X Duet: Not compatible
  4. Lion Compatibility Note: A Lion install removes the driver for this device. Just reinstall the driver and the card will work again.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Sonnet Technologies p/n TSATA6-PRO-E2 UPC#: 732311009006
This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 8-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro Quad-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.40GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5 (Late 2005)
(October, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac11,2
2.0GHz, 2.3GHz, dual 2.5GHz
PC Desktop
PC Desktops
Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with the specifications listed above. Memory complies with JEDEC Specifications, document JESD79-3B.
Sonnet Technologies Tempo
SATA Pro
2 Port 6Gb/s eSATA PCIe Host Adapter Mfr P/N: TSATA6-PRO-E2 OWC SKU: STITSATA6PROE2 Cost-effective solution for adding two high-performance 6 Gb/s eSATA ports to your Mac Pro or desktop PC with PCI Express 2.0 slots Sonnet Technology 5 Year Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $133.99 Sonnet Technologies TSATA6-PRO-E2 In Stock, Click to Buy Now
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