Dual 2.5" SATA Sonnet Tempo SSD Pro Plus PCIe Adapter Card

Sonnet Tempo SSD Pro Plus 6Gb/s SATA Dual 2.5" SSD PCI Express 2.0 Adapter Card (with eSATA Ports)

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Product Overview Professional SSD Upgrade Solutions
If you’ve been thinking about fast, bootable storage, you’ve 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 you’ve 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 it—but the 3Gb/s SATA interface in your computer won’t support fast 6Gb/s SSDs at full speed. Sonnet engineered a great alternative—Tempo™ 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.

Unlike 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, you’re 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 you’ve 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 simple—attach your SSDs with provided screws, mount the card in an available PCIe slot, and turn on your computer—the 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!

Plus Your Outside Connection
Tempo SSD Pro Plus eSATA PortsFeaturing 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 Sonnet’s 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.

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, and Windows 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. Features • Adds Fast SSDs to Your System — Mounts two high-performance 6 Gb/s SSDs (Not included, sold separately) in your Mac Pro's, desktop PC's, or Thunderbolt expansion chassis' PCIe slot
• Adds eSATA Connectivity to Your System — Cost-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 Interface — PCI Express 2.0 x4 host bus interface for high-performance applications
• Superior Performance — Data transfers speeds up to 960 MB/sec
• Optimized for Maximum Performance Over Thunderbolt — Perfect for use in Sonnet's Echo™ Express III-D, Echo Express III-R, xMac Pro Server, and xMac™ mini Server Thunderbolt expansion systems
• RAID Support — Supports OS X and Windows RAID features
• Boot Support — Supports booting from attached drives under OS X or Windows 7 and 8
• AHCI Compliant — No drivers required
• S.M.A.R.T. Support — Supports 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)


Compatibility

Mac Compatibility
• Mac Pro (with PCIe slots)
• Any Thunderbolt Mac with Thunderbolt PCIe expansion system (such as Sonnet's Echo Express III-D, Echo Express III-R, xMac mini Server, or xMac Pro Server)
• OS X 10.6.8+
• OS X Server Version 10.6.8+

Windows Compatibility
• PC with PCIe slots
• Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®
• Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2008

Thunderbolt Compatibility
• Any computer with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port via Sonnet’s Echo Express III-D or III-R Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion Chassis or other qualified Thunderbolt expansion chassis


Additional Detailed Specifications can be found HERE.
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Duration:
12 months
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Return to base
DOA Period:
7 days
RTB Period:
12 months
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Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Getting the max out of a Tower Mac Pro! My 2008 Mac Pro (3,1) was beginning to show its age although the addition of 2 1TB SSDs in Bay 1 (OS X) and Bay 2 (Bootcamp) helped boot times enormously. However I've recently been exploring an upgrade to a 5,1 Mac Pro with the guys at MacBank.co.uk and their advice for the ideal video encoding Mac involved the Sonnet Tempo dual SSD PCIe card together with 4 mechanical 2TB drives in RAID 10 format in Bays 1 to 4. It took a bit of time to sort out my data and resolve the fact that Bootcamp won't work from the PCIe striped SSD drives (I've reverted to VMWare for W7 & W10). The upshot is a remarkable performance boost to my old Mac but still thinking about a dual 6 core Mac Pro 5,1 as the 3,1 predates hyper thread Xeon Processors! A word or two of caution? You'll need a copy of OS X 10.10 DiskUtil to sort out the striped RAID SSDs and the mirrored / stripe for Bays 1 to 4. OS X 10.11 seems to dumbed down DiskUtil! Beware drives > 2TB for the Bay's as you can't partition the RAID 10 ie my system ends up with a single colossal 4TB partition! Anything bigger seems just too big! SSD read write now > 600MB/s and RAID 10 > 350MB/s. 25 February 2016
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Dual 2.5" SATA Sonnet Tempo SSD Pro Plus PCIe Adapter Card
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