Sonnet Tempo SSD PCIe Card [Thunderbolt compatible]
If you’ve been thinking about fast, bootable storage, you’ve read the stories and seen the reviews; SSDs are hot right now. Not only do they offer tremendous performance and easily outperform hard disk drives, they are more reliable, their prices are dropping and you can get more capacity than ever. If you’ve got a Mac Pro® or older Windows® desktop computer, you could just get a couple of 2.5” SSDs (plus necessary adapters) and install them in some empty drive bays (if there are any) and be done with it—but the 3Gb/s SATA interface in your computer won’t support fast 6Gb/s SSDs at full speed. You could also get a 6Gb/s eSATA adapter plus external mount SSD storage, but they come with the excess baggage of power adapters and cable clutter. Sonnet engineered a great alternative—Tempo™ SSD. It’s a fast 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express adapter card that enables you to attach readily available 2.5″ SSDs and install the assembly neatly into a single PCIe slot, no cables or drivers necessary.
Tempo SSD Key Features
Adds Fast SSDs to Your System—Mounts one or two high-performance 6 Gb/s SSDs (sold separately) in your Mac Pro’s, desktop PC’s, or Thunderbolt expansion chassis’ PCIe slot
High-Performance PCIe Interface—PCI Express 2.0 x2 host bus interface for high-performance applications
Great Performance—Data transfers speeds up to 660 MB/sec(1)
Unique Modular Design—Enables installation of a single SSD in half length card spaces, two SSDs in full length card space when extension plate is attached to the card
RAID Support—Supports OS X and Windows RAID features
Boot Support—Supports booting from attached drives under OS X or Windows 7 and 8 (see Tech Specs for details).
AHCI Compliant—No drivers required
Supports S.M.A.R.T. data reporting