Why an eSATA Card?
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 FireWire®, USB, 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 4-port card is cost-effective solution for adding two high-performance eSATA ports to your computer so you can take advantage of this speedy interface.
Tempo SATA Pro 6Gb 4-port 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 new, second generation chipset, it offers greatly improved performance over older 6 Gb/s eSATA cards. More onboard cache enables this Sonnet controller to perform even better in the latest computers and Sonnet's Echo Express Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards.