updated 12:05 am EDT, Tue August 9, 2005
Tempo-X eSATA updated
Sonnet Technologies today released upgraded Tempo-X eSATA line of high-performance Serial ATA (SATA) host controllers. The company has added support for 3 Gigabit SATA II drives and Windows XP. The ($300) features 8 external ports; both offer flexibility in connecting additional data storage capacity in both Mac and Windows environments. These host controllers' ports are independently capable of transferring data at up to 300MB/s, and can achieve much higher transfer rates when connected drives are grouped in a striped RAID array. Tempo-X eSATA cards also utilize the PCI-X interface to take advantage of its enhanced performance capability, while retaining backward compatibility with standard PCI slots. They are compatible with Mac OS X 10.2 or later.