Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb ExpressCard/34
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
For maximum performance, you can create a single, large RAID 0 set across multiple drives in up to two enclosures like Sonnet’s Fusion D400QR5.
Wide Support – Optimized for Maximum Performance Over Thunderbolt
Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no ExpressCard slot? This card is ideal for use in Sonnet's Echo ExpressCard Pro Thunderbolt Adapter—the combo enables you to add two fast eSATA ports of 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 the ExpressCard slot—the necessary drivers are installed automatically. When you need to add flexible, external storage to your setup, Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb ExpressCard/34 gets you connected, fast.
TSATA6-PRO2-E34 Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb ExpressCard/34
Bus Interface ExpressCard/34 PCI Express 2.0
External Connectors Two eSATA
Drives Supported Two (or more with hardware RAID enclosures(1))
Data Transfer Rate Up to 375 MB/s
Drive Types Supported SATA 6 Gb/s, SATA 3 Gb/s, and SATA 1.5 Gb/s
System OS X Windows
Boot Support √
Port Multiplier Aware √ √
Hot Plug Card √(2) √ √
Hot Plug Drive √
Supports booting from attached drives under Windows 7
Supports drive hot-swapping under OS X
Supports ATAPI (CD/DVD/Blu-ray) 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 lower EMI emissions
RoHS Compliant Yes
Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb ExpressCard/34 host controller card
MacBook Pro with an ExpressCard slot
Mac OS X Version 10.5+
OS X Mountain Lion compatible
PC (with ExpressCard slots)
Any computer with a Thunderbolt port via Sonnet's Echo ExpressCard Pro Thunderbolt Adapter
Support for up to eight drives requires the use of drive enclosures employing a hardware RAID controller (like Sonnet's Fusion F3 or D400QR5).
Card not hot-pluggable in MacBook Pro (early 2011) ExpressCard slot (i.e. must boot with card installed).
Specifications subject to change without notice.
| Stock code || SCstc62P|
| Brand || Sonnet|
| Series || Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb ExpressCard/34|
| Model || TSATA6-PRO2-E34|
| Type || ExpressCard-34, 2x eSATA-6GB; Supports Port-Multiplier in Windows|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 17/05/2012|
TSATA6-PRO2-E34 Spec Information
| Guarantee || 1yr|
| Total Drives || 2|
| RAID || None|
| OS Support - Windows || Windows 7, Vista|
| OS Support - Mac/OSX || OS® X Version 10.5+|
TSATA6-PRO2-E34 Spec Connections
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