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Sonnet

Tempo SATA Edge
1 Port 3Gb/s eSATA ExpressCard/34
Host Adapter

Among FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0 and eSATA, there's no doubt about which is the interface of choice when it comes to performance-eSATA delivers the fastest data transfers from storage devices with multiple interfaces1.
Why the Sonnet Tempo SATA Edge?
Sonnet's Tempo™ SATA Edge ExpressCard/34 provides fast eSATA connectivity through an adapter that practically disappears inside your computer.

Sonnet's smallest SATA host controller features a single external 3Gb/s SATA II port, and supports drive enclosures with port multipliers or hardware RAID controllers. Its small size doesn't mean compromised performance or features-Tempo SATA edge ExpressCard/34 can sustain data transfer speeds to a single SATA drive of up to 110 MB/sec write, 125 MB read, about four times as fast as USB 2.0. You can use most single or dual drive systems, and even popular 4-drive or 5-drive storage systems2 like Sonnet's Fusion™ D400QR5 or Fusion D500P, to access up to 10TB of storage! Tempo SATA Edge ExpressCard/34 even supports Mac OS® X, Windows® 7 (Professional or Ultimate), Windows Vista® (Enterprise or Ultimate), and Windows XP Pro RAID features, so you can configure your storage the way you want it.

Wonderfully small, the Tempo SATA Edge ExpressCard/34 inserts flush inside your MacBook Pro or Windows notebook's ExpressCard slot so you can store it there when it's not in use. Whether you carry a small drive to store your files, or simply need access to terabytes of data, Tempo SATA Edge ExpressCard/34 delivers great performance from a really small package.

Features

  • Fast eSATA interface delivers better performance than FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and USB 2.0-transfer files to and from your drives in less time
  • Fits flush inside your computer's ExpressCard slot-may be left in the slot all the time
  • FIS-based port multiplier-aware, and works with enclosures with hardware RAID controllers-supports up to 5 disk drives1 Supports Mac OS X, Windows 7 (Professional or Ultimate), Windows Vista (Enterprise or Ultimate), and Windows XP Pro RAID features Compatible with Sonnet's Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter

Product Specifications

Manufacturer Part Number

  • TSATAII-E1P-E34

Ports

  • One External eSATA 3Gb/s Port

Connections

  • External - Up to 5 Devices2

Bus Specifications

  • PCI Express

Form Factor

  • ExpressCard/34

Data Transfer Rate

  • Up to 125MB/s

RAID Functionality

  • OS dependent

ATAPI (DVD-ROM) Support

  • Yes

Bootability

  • Not Supported

Operating System Support

  • Mac OS X Version 10.3+ 1
  • Mac OS X Lion compatible 4
  • Windows® 7 3
  • Windows Vista® 3
  • Windows XP

Agency Approvals & Compliance

  • RoHS
  • CE
  • FCC

External Connectivity

  • 1x eSATA connecor

Internal Connectivity

  • None

Hot Plug Support

  • Yes

Hot Swap Support

  • Yes

Dimensions

  • 113mm(L) x 34mm(W) x 4mm(H)

Weight

  • 0.45 lbs

Warranty

Notes

  1. 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
  2. Support for 5 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.
  3. Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34 not supported under Windows 7 or Windows Vista when running on unibody MacBook Pro computers. The problem is caused by the MacBook Pro's BIOS emulation, which doesn't allocate enough resources to support certain kinds of Expresscard/34 devices in these operating systems, such as a SATA controller.
  4. Lion Compatibility Note: A Lion install removes the driver for this device. Just reinstall the driver and the card will work again.
  5. May also be used in external Thunderbolt to ExpressCard/34 adapters.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Sonnet Technologies p/n TSATAII-E1P-E34 UPC#: 732311007743

Includes

  • Tempo SATA Edge ExpressCard/34 host controller
  • Software CD
  • Documentation

Gallery

This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,3
2.2GHz, 2.3GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010)
(April, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookPro6,1
2.53GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2009)
(January, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,2
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,1
2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
(April, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,2
2.16GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.53GHz, 2.66GHz 2.8GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,2
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
PC Laptop
PC/intel Laptops
Running Windows XP or Windows 7 with available ExpressCard/34 slot

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Reviewer: random Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Just works June 30, 2011 Works great and has very fast transfer speeds.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Sonnet Tempo
SATA Edge
1 Port 3Gb/s eSATA ExpressCard/34 Host Adapter Mfr P/N: TSATAII-E1P-E34 OWC SKU: STISATAIIE1PE34 ExpressCard/34 eSATA controller MacBook Pro and PC Laptop models with ExpressCard/34 Expansion Slot - Fits flush with port within, not protruding. Port Multiplier Aware - supports up to 5 disk drives. Sonnet Technologies 1 Year Limited Warranty
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