Four eSATA ports. FIS-based Port Multiplier-aware to support up to 20 disk drives. PCI-X host bus interface. Supports Mac OS X and Windows XP RAID. Hot-swap drive support.
MacMall Part #: 7017309
Manufacturer Part #: TSATAII-X4P
When it comes to data storage capabilities, which do you prefer, raw storage capacity or scorching performance? With Sonnet Technologies' Tempo SATA X4P, you get the best of both worlds! This card offers unprecedented scalability through its support of port multipliers—it can handle up to twenty drives! Used with high-performance drive enclosures like Sonnet's Fusion 500P, 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 10 Terabytes (10,000 Gigabytes!) of storage!
Tempo SATA X4P delivers performance previously unattainable with mainstream technologies. The PCI-X interface offers huge bandwidth for data throughput, so the card never slows you down. For the utmost performance, you can create multiple RAID arrays to capture and process uncompressed high definition video, or conquer other high-bandwidth applications. For fantastic flexibility, you can work with 20 drives individually and hot-swap them out as needed. You can even work with a combination of RAID arrays and individual drives—your choices aren't limited. When your storage needs have outgrown standard solutions, get a Tempo SATA X4P—it'll give you room to grow and blazing performance for the most demanding applications.
Sonnet's Simply Fast design philosophy makes this installation a snap; you'll complete the process in a few easy steps. With no software to install, just insert the Tempo SATA X4P into an available PCI-X or PCI slot, connect and format your drives, and get to work!
Four eSATA ports
SATA II compliant, 1.5Gb/s and 3Gb/s auto-negotiation
FIS-based Port Multiplier-aware to support up to 20 disk drives
PCI-X host bus interface for high-performance applications
Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) support for compatibility with all SATA drives
Supports Mac OS® X and Windows® XP RAID
Hot-swap drive support
Mac and Windows
Power Macintosh G3 Blue & White
Power Mac G4 (all models except Cube)
Power Mac G5 (with PCI-X slots)
PC with PCI-X or PCI slot
Support for 20 drives requires the use of drive enclosures employing port multipliers (like Sonnet's Fusion 500P). When using an enclosure without a port multiplier (such as Sonnet's Fusion 400), Tempo SATA X4P will support up to 4 drives.
Mac OS driver is built-in. Windows drivers are available on Sonnet website.
Tempo SATA X4P requires eSATA data cables.
Storage controller - plug-in card
Data Transfer Rate
Max Storage Devices Qty
Expansion / Connectivity
4 x SATA 3Gb/s - 7 pin external Serial ATA ( external )
1 x PCI-X / 133 MHz
Plug and Play
Software / System Requirements
Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later, Microsoft Windows XP SP2
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