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Our PN: SNTN5250042
Manufacturer: Sonnet
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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List Price:$299.00

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Quick Overview

Professional, internal 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" SSD Card with eSATA ports. Supports two 2.5" SATA SSDs or HDDs which are mounted directly to the card. Recommended for maximum performance with 6 Gb/s SSDs and optimized for best performance over Thunderbolt.



Manufacturer Part Number: TSATA6-SSDPS-E2

Professional SSD Upgrade Solutions
If youve been thinking about fast, bootable storage, youve read the stories and seen the reviews; SSDs are hot right now. Not only do they offer tremendous performance and easily outperform hard disk drives, they're more reliable, their prices are dropping and you can get more capacity than ever. If youve got an older Mac Pro or Windows desktop computer, you could just get a couple of 2.5' SSDs (plus necessary adapters) and install them in some empty drive bays (if there are any) and be done with itbut the 3Gb/s SATA interface in your computer wont support fast 6Gb/s SSDs at full speed. Sonnet engineered a great alternativeTempo SSD Pro Plus. It's a fast 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express adapter card that enables you to attach readily available 2.5' SSDs and install the assembly neatly into a single PCIe slot, no cables or drivers necessary.

Mount 1 or 2 2.5' SATA SSDsUnlike other PCI Express SSD cards that rely on proprietary, premium-priced SSD modules, Tempo SSD Pro Plus uses standard 2.5' SATA drives that you choose. You get to select from the widest variety of competitively priced SSDs, and buy the ones that best suit your capacity and performance needs while working within your budget. Because 2.5' SSDs are readily available, youre not tied to one retailer or SSD manufacturer should you decide to upgrade to higher capacity, faster SSDs.

It's About the Performance
Tempo SSD Pro Plus is a full-length, full-height card to which you can install two SSDs; if youve got the space and need great performance, this is the card for you. This Sonnet solution also supports OS X and Windows RAID features. The card uses a fast 6Gb/s SATA controller chipset and PCIe 2.0 x4 interface to deliver read speeds up to 960 MB/s from a pair of SSDs configured as a RAID 0 set. AHCI compliance ensures installation of the card is simpleattach your SSDs with provided screws, mount the card in an available PCIe slot, and turn on your computerthe necessary drivers are installed automatically.

Thunderbolt Port Instant SSD Solution
Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe slot? Tempo SSD Pro Plus is ideal for use in Sonnet's Echo Express III-D desktop or Echo Express III-R rackmount Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express card expansion systems, the xMac Pro Server PCIe 2.0 expansion system/4U rackmount enclosure for new Mac Pro with Thunderbolt 2 ports, or the xMac mini Server PCIe 2.0 expansion system/1U rackmount enclosure for Mac mini with Thunderbolt port. Adding this card to any of these Thunderbolt expansion systems is a great way to add high-speed SSDs plus eSATA connectivity to your Mac with Thunderbolt ports!

MacBook Pro with Echo Express III-D Chassis
Add High-Speed SSD Drives to Your Thunderbolt Equipped MacInstall SSD drives onto a Tempo SSD Pro Plus and install the card into a Sonnet Echo Express III-D chassis for super fast access to all your data.

Extra Features
The Tempo SATA Pro Plus supports hot-swapping of external drives under OS X, and supports booting from attached drives under OS X(1), and Windows(2) 8, 7, and Server 2012, 2008. It supports media readers with eSATA interfaces, such as the RED STATION REDMAG 1.8' and 2.5'. Drive health monitoring is supported through S.M.A.R.T. data reporting. And, for a secure external connection, this card supports Sonnet's exclusive locking eSATA cables.

Plus Your Outside Connection
Tempo SSD Pro Plus eSATA Ports Featuring two 6Gb/s eSATA ports, the Tempo SSD Pro Plus enables you to connect two external storage systems with eSATA interfaces for fast transfers between them or to improve performance by creating a RAID set. Single-drive enclosures let you easily back up data, move files from one computer to another, or take advantage of a fast SSD. Many multi-drive storage systems include swappable drive trays, which are perfect for managing daily backups and multiple projects. Some systems, such as Sonnets Fusion QR, feature integrated hardware RAID controllers that manage up to four drives and enable you to create large, protected RAID volumes. Whether you connect single- or multi-drive systems, or a combination of both, Tempo SSD Pro Plus supports them at maximum performance levels.

Tempo SSD Pro Plus Key Features

  • Adds Fast SSDs to Your SystemMounts two high-performance 6 Gb/s SSDs (sold separately) in your Mac Pro's, desktop PC's, or Thunderbolt expansion chassis' PCIe slot
  • Adds eSATA Connectivity to Your SystemCost-effective solution for adding high-performance 6 Gb/s eSATA ports to your Mac Pro or desktop PC with PCIe slots, or Thunderbolt expansion chassis with PCI Express slots
  • High-Performance PCIe InterfacePCI Express 2.0 x4 host bus interface for high-performance applications
  • Superior PerformanceData transfers speeds up to 960 MB/sec(1)
  • Optimized for Maximum Performance Over ThunderboltPerfect for use in Sonnet's Echo Express III-D, Echo Express III-R, xMac Pro Server, and xMac mini
  • Server Thunderbolt expansion systems
  • RAID SupportSupports OS X and Windows RAID features
  • Boot SupportSupports booting from attached drives under OS X or Windows 7 and 8 (see Tech Specs for details).
  • AHCI CompliantNo drivers required
  • S.M.A.R.T. SupportSupports S.M.A.R.T. data reporting
  • eSATA Locking Cables Support Supports Sonnet-exclusive locking eSATA data cables (as used on Sonnet's Fusion QR and Fusion F3)


  • Warranty 5-year
  • Internal Connectors Two SATA for 2.5in SSD or HD(5)
  • Drives Supported
    • SATA 6 Gb/s
    • SATA 3 Gb/s
    • SATA 1.5 Gb/s
  • Drives Supported (External) Up to 8(6)
  • Data Transfer Rate Up to 960 MB/s(1) (1700 MB/s with two cards)
  • Firmware Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
  • Boot Support
    • Single SSD or up to six SSDs in a RAID 0:
      • Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008 and newer)
      • Any Thunderbolt Mac(2)
    • Single SSD only:
      • Windows 7, 8, or Server 2012 PCs(3)
  • Advanced Features
    • Supports S.M.A.R.T. status data reporting
    • Supports Spread Spectrum Clocking for compatibility with all SATA drives and for lower EMI emissions
  • RoHS Compliant Yes
  • Note: SSDs sold separately

Included Items

  • Tempo SSD Pro Plus
  • SSD mounting screws
  • Documentation


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