updated 06:15 pm EST, Mon January 8, 2007
Sonnet SATA PCIe adapter
Sonnet today debuted its Tempo SATA E2P (site not updated), the latest addition to the company's Serial ATA host adapters designed for Apple's Mac Pro, Dual Core Power Mac G5, and Microsoft Windows systems. The card provides two external 300MB/sec Serial ATA ports as well as support for SATA drive enclosures with port multipliers, enabling users to connect up to 10 disk drives. The Tempo SATA E2P support swapping of drives to maximize storage capacity, as well as hot-swap functionality, and boasts an easy installation process, according to Sonnet. The card supports Mac OS X and Windows XP Pro RAID functionality, and offers Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) support for compatibility with all SATA hard drives. Sonnet's Tempo SATA E2P card requires a native PCI Express x1 slot, and is slated for shipment in early February at $80.