Sonnet Tempo SATA E2P Controller
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Product Information for Sonnet Tempo SATA E2P Controller

Highlights for Sonnet Tempo SATA E2P Controller

  • Product Type:Serial ATA Controller
  • Host Interface:PCI Express x1
  • Drive Supported:Up to 10 x Serial ATA/300

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Add Two eSATA Ports to Your Computer

Are you planning to incorporate external data storage in your computer setup, but need a SATA host controller card to make the connection? Install a Tempo™ SATA E2P-it's an affordable solution for adding external SATA ports that enable you to hook up single and multi-bay SATA drive enclosures for your mass storage needs.

Supports Up to 10 Drives

SATA drive enclosures offer flexibility not found in fixed drive installations inside a computer. Many offer swappable drive trays, which are perfect for managing daily backups and multiple projects, and most are portable. Some enclosures feature port multipliers, which enable up to five hard drives to communicate with the host adapter through one cable. Not all host adapter cards support port multipliers, but Tempo SATA E2P does-through its two ports, this card can handle up to ten drives!

Tempo SATA E2P is versatile. It supports the RAID features of OS X and Windows. It also supports hot-swapping of drives under OS X. Installation is simple-just plug in the card to any available PCIe slot, start your computer, and install a driver. When you need to add flexible, portable storage to your setup, Tempo SATA E2P gets you connected.


  • Ports: 2 x 7-pin eSATA External SATA
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    General Information

  • Product Type: Serial ATA Controller
  • Manufacturer Part Number: TSATAII-E2P
  • Manufacturer Website Address:
  • Manufacturer: Sonnet Technologies, Inc
  • Product Name: Tempo SATA E2P Host Controller Card
  • Product Line: Tempo
  • Brand Name: Sonnet
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    Additional Information

    Advanced Features:

    • Port Multiplier aware
    • FIS-based switching controller
    • Spread Spectrum Clocking for compatibility with all SATA drivers and lower EMI emissions
    • 48-bit LBA support for drives larger than 137 GB

    Package Contents

    • Tempo SATA E2P host controller card
    • Half-height bracket
    • Documentation & Software CD

    System Requirements

    • Mac Pro (with PCIe slots)
    • Xserve (with PCIe slots)
    • Power Mac G5 (with PCIe slots)
    • OS X® 10.4+
    • OS X Server 10.4+
    • OS X Mavericks compatible

    • PC (with PCIe slots)
    • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003

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    Physical Characteristics

  • Form Factor: Plug-in Card
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    Technical Information

  • Host Interface: PCI Express x1
  • Data Transfer Rate: Up to 1000 Mbit/s
  • Drive Supported: Up to 10 x Serial ATA/300
  • Platform Supported: PC
  • Drive Type: Serial ATA/300
  • LBA Supported: 48 bit
  • Warranty

  • Limited Warranty: 1 Year