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Sonnet Tempo Duo PCIe eSATA 6 Gb/s + USB 3.0 PCI Express Card

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Equip your Windows or Mac system with 2 x eSATA 6 Gb/s ports and 2 x USB 3.0 ports using the Tempo Duo PCIe eSATA 6 Gb/s + USB 3.0 PCI Express Card from Sonnet.

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Equip your Windows or Mac system with 2 x eSATA 6 Gb/s ports and 2 x USB 3.0 ports using the Tempo Duo PCIe eSATA 6 Gb/s + USB 3.0 PCI Express Card from Sonnet. This card installs into one of your system's PCIe slots and supports the PCI Express 2.0 x4 bus interface. Its 2 x eSATA 6 Gb/s ports support data transfers up to 500 MB/s, while remaining backwards compatible with SATA II 3 Gb/s and SATA 1.5 Gb/s. The eSATA ports also support more than two drives when a hardware RAID enclosure is connected, as well as booting from attached drives under Windows 8, 7, and Mac OS X. Additionally, the eSATA ports are compatible with ATAPI drives, port multipliers, and S.M.A.R.T. status data reporting.

The 2 x USB 3.0 ports support data transfers up to 350 MB/s per port, while remaining backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 standards. The USB 3.0 ports also support more than two drives when a hardware RAID enclosure is used and is also able to provide bus power to peripherals such as hard drives, SSDs, and Blu-ray/DVD/CD optical drives up to 2A per port. Additionally, it supports USB battery charging up to 7.5W per port and supports a total of 31 devices, as well as hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connections. Aside from the two external USB 3.0 ports, there is also an internal USB 3.0 Dual Port connector.

For users who have no PCI Express slots within their system, such as those using a 2013 Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, among others, this card may still be used with those systems, so long as it is used in conjunction with a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion system. When used in this fashion with Windows systems, a Thunderbolt 2 port is required, while Mac systems can use a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port to connect to a card expansion system.

The Tempo Duo PCIe eSATA 6 Gb/s + USB 3.0 PCI Express Card is compatible with systems running Windows 8, 7, Vista, Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, and Mac OS X 10.8.5+. It is also OS X Yosemite compatible.

Adds eSATA and USB 3.0 Connectivity to Your System 
This card is a cost-effective solution for adding two eSATA 6 Gb/s ports plus two USB 3.0 ports to your setup with one adapter card
Powered USB 3.0 Ports 
Support bus-powered hard drives, SSDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray drives with 2.0A of power per port (no need to connect an additional AC power adapter)
Supports Device Charging 
Enables simultaneously charging/syncing of iPad, iPhone, and other devices that support USB 3.0 charging
Fast Data Transfers 
The eSATA ports support data transfers at up to 500 MB/s, while the USB ports support data transfers at up to 350 MB/s
Supports Media Readers 
The eSATA ports are also well suited for connecting media readers with eSATA interfaces, such as the 1.8 and 2.5" RED STATION REDMAG and even support booting from attached drives under OS X, Windows 8, and 7
Supports Secure Connections with Sonnet's eSATA Data Cables with Locking Connectors 
Sonnet's eSATA data cables with locking connectors help to ensure that the cables do not come unplugged, especially while they are in use
USB 3.0 Support & Compatibility 
USB 3.0 ports support storage, hubs, and other USB 3.0 devices; also compatible with USB 2.0 devices
Optimized for Thunderbolt 
Provides compatibility over Thunderbolt through Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion systems such as Sonnet's Echo Express or xMac family of PCI Express card expansion systems. The combo enables you to add two fast eSATA ports and two more USB 3.0 ports with one adapter card to iMac, Mac mini, 2013 Mac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Windows computers with Thunderbolt ports


Form Factor PCIe computer card
Bus Interface PCI Express 2.0 x4
Number of Ports 2 x eSATA 6 Gb/s (external)
2 x USB 3.0 (external) 1 x USB 3.0 Dual Port Connector (internal)
RoHS Compliant Yes
eSATA Support
Drive Types Supported SATA III 6 Gb/s, SATA II 3 Gb/s, SATA 1.5 Gb/s
Advanced Features - Supports booting from attached drives under Mac OS X and Windows 8 and 7
- Supports drive hot-swapping under OS X
- Supports ATAPI (CD/DVD/Blu-ray) drives
- Supports port multipliers
- Supports S.M.A.R.T. status data reporting
- Supports Spread Spectrum Clocking for compatibility with all SATA drives and lower EMI emissions
Data Transfer Rate Up to 500 MB/s
USB 3.0 Support
Standard Complies with OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface), EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller Interface), and xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface) standards
Peripherals Supported Supports industry standard USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 peripherals
Bus-Powered Peripherals Supported HDDs, SSDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray devices up to 2 A per port
Cables Supported USB 3.0 & 2.0 with a Standard-A male connector
USB Charging USB Battery Charging 1.2 Compliant (up to 7.5 W per port)
Data Transfer Rate Up to 350 MB/s per port
Chip Set Fresco Logic
Number of Devices Supported Up to 31
Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection
Windows Compatibility PC Desktop (with PCIe slots; PCIe 2.0 slots recommended)
Windows 8, 7, or Vista
Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2008
Mac Compatibility Mac Pro (with card slots)
OS X 10.8.5+
OS X Yosemite compatible
Thunderbolt Compatibility - A PC with a Thunderbolt 2 port via a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Card Expansion System
- A Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port via a Thunderbolt to PCIe Card Expansion System

Additional Information

Colour No
Type No
Connection No
Interface Express Card
Form Factor PCI Express
Suitable for No
Model Identifier No
Manufacturer Sonnet
Manufacturer P/N TSATA6USB3-E
UPC 732311009426
Shipping Restriction N/A

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