Sonnet Tempo edge SATA Pro 6Gb ExpressCard
Professional 2-Port 6 Gb/s SATA Solution for Mac & PC Notebooks with ExpressCard Slot
Why choose an eSATA Card? If you're planning to connect external storage to your computer, there's a good chance the enclosure will have two or more interfaces from which to choose, including USB, FireWire®, and eSATA. Your computer has USB ports, may have FireWire ports, and maybe even a Thunderbolt™ port, too. So if you can just plug into your computer's existing ports, why consider an eSATA card? Consider the facts that the 6 Gb/s eSATA interface offers superior performance to that of FireWire 800 and all USB interfaces, and Thunderbolt storage systems carry a price premium over eSATA storage systems. Sonnet's Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb ExpressCard/34 card is cost-effective solution for adding two high-performance eSATA ports to your computer so you can take advantage of this speedy interface.
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™ D400QR5 and 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.
Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb ExpressCard/34 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! More onboard cache enables this Sonnet controller to perform even better in the latest computers, and Sonnet's Echo™ ExpressCard Pro Thunderbolt Adapter.
- Cost-effective solution for adding two high-performance 6 Gb/s eSATA ports to your MacBook® Pro or PC notebook with an ExpressCard slot
- Supports single SATA drive enclosures and multi-bay SATA drive enclosures (see Technical Specifications)
- Superior performance with data transfers up to 375 MB/s
- Perfect for use in Sonnet's Echo™ ExpressCard Pro Thunderbolt Adapter
- Supports drive hot-swapping under OS® X
- Supports booting from attached drives under Microsoft Windows® 7
- AHCI compliant—no drivers required