Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0
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Part number: TSATA6-PRO-E2 Manufacturer: Sonnet
Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0 - 2 Serial ATA/600 External SATA External - PCI Express 2.0 x1
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    Professional 2-Port 6 Gb/s SATA Solution for Mac & PC Desktops with PCIe Slots

    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 PCIe 2.0 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.

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    Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb PCIe 2.0
    Product Type
    Serial ATA Controller
    Technical Information
    Host Interface
    PCI Express 2.0 x1
    Data Transfer Rate
    Up to 4.69 Gbps
    Drive Support
    Up to 8 x Serial ATA/600
    Drive Type
    Serial ATA/600
    2 x Serial ATA/600 External SATA External
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    Form Factor
    Plug-in Card
    Package Contents
    • Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb 2-Port Host Controller Card
    • Half-height Bracket
    • Documentation
    Green Compliance
    Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
    Standard Warranty
    5 Year