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Tempo SATA E2P

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Tempo SATA E2P

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Key Benefits
Affordable solution for adding two eSATA connections to your computer
Supports single and multi-bay SATA drive enclosures, including those with port multipliers
Supports up to 10 disk drives(1)(2)
Hot-swap drive support(3)

Pure Performance. Pure Satasfaction!

Tempo SATA E2P ConnectionWhen it comes to data storage capabilities, which do you prefer, raw storage capacity or scorching performance? With Sonnet's Tempo™ SATA E4P, you get the best of both worlds! This card offer unprecedented scalability through its support of port multipliers—it can handle up to twenty drives!(1)(2) Used with high-performance drive enclosures like Sonnet's Fusion™ D500P, port multipliers manage the data flow of up to five drives in one enclosure through a single cable. Using today's highest-capacity drives, you can connect an astounding 40 Terabytes (40,000 Gigabytes!) of storage!


Mac Compatibility
Mac® Pro(5)
Power Mac® G5 (with PCI Express slots)(6)
Mac OS® X(4) Version 10.3+
Snow Leopard compatible

Windows Compatibility
PC (with PCI Express slot)(5)
Windows® Vista(3)
Windows XP SP2(3)

Technical Notes
(1) Support for 20 drives requires the use of drive enclosures employing port multipliers (like Sonnet's Fusion D500P, Fusion D400Q, and Fusion R400Q). Otherwise Tempo SATA E4P will support up to 4 drives.

(2) Western Digital manufactures Desktop edition (WD Caviar, Caviar SE, Caviar SE16, and Raptor X) hard drives and Enterprise (RAID) Edition (WD RE, RE2, and Raptor) hard drives. Each type of hard drive is designed to work specifically in either a desktop computer environment, or connected to a RAID controller (hardware or software-based). If you intend to configure Western Digital drives in a RAID set, Sonnet and WD recommend using only their Enterprise edition hard drives. For more information, see this Western Digital FAQ.

(3) SATA drive hot swapping is not supported in a desktop or server PC running Windows XP, Server 2003 or Vista. A SATA drive appears to the system as a not-removable hard drive and there is no mechanism in Windows to prepare the drive for removal.

(4) While some customers have successfully used external hard drives with USB 2.0/eSATA dual interface, these products (based on the Oxford Semiconductor OXU931DS storage controller chip) exhibit underlying errors that prevent them from being fully compatible with this Sonnet product under Mac OS X. Kernel panics occurring when the drive is connected, and the drive not being recognized by the operating system are known issues. These drives include, but are not limited to:

• Western Digital My Book™ Premium ES Edition™
• Seagate Technology FreeAgent™ Pro

External hard drives with USB 2.0/eSATA dual interface based on the JMicron 20336 are fully compatible. These drives include but are not limited to:

• OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB 2.0/eSATA
2.5" Portable

Sonnet's Fusion D400Q and R400Q quad-interface storage systems are not affected by these issues, and are fully supported.


(5) Not compatible with Mac Pro (Early 2009), nor with slot 2 (PCIe 2.0 slot) in Mac Pro (Early 2008).

(6) Only Tempo SATA E2P with serial numbers starting with A, B, or D compatible; Tempo SATA E2P with serial numbers starting with C are not compatible in Power Mac G5. Revision D shipping Oct. 1, 2009.
TSATAII-E2P