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Sonnet Tempo Serial ATA PCI Adapter Card with 2 Internal Ports for Macintosh Only

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Sonnet's Tempo Serial ATA PCI adapter card enables you to connect the latest Serial ATA (SATA) and parallel ATA hard drives to your older Macintosh computer. Take advantage of the higher data transfer rates and improved cabling performance that SATA offers. Watch your data fly at up to 1.5 Gbps without sacrificing integrity! Just install this card into your PCI slot and make the switch to Serial ATA.

Key Features

  • 48-bit LBA support for drives larger than 137GB
  • Supports Mac OS X mirroring and striping
  • Boots from any attached hard drive
  • Fully compliant with Serial ATA 1.0a specification
  • Bus Mastering off-loads data I/O handling from CPU
  • Complete 32-bit CRC error checking, for all bits transmitted (command, data and status), offers enhanced data protection for high-speed Serial ATA drives
  • Dual independent data channels allows for separate device timings
  • Automatically identifies and configures drive types
  • Automatically detects and supports devices utilizing many transfer modes including UltraDMA 6/5/4/3/2/1/0, PIO 4/3/2/1/0

Technical Specs

RoHS Compliant Yes
Bus Interface 32-bit, 33/66 MHz PCI
Internal Connectors 2 SATA
Drives Supported Up to 2
Data Transfer Rate Up to 150 Mbytes/second or 1.5 Gbits/second burst data transfer rate
ATAPI Support Yes
Drive Type Supported Serial ATA; Ultra DMA modes 6/5/4/3/2/1/0, PIO modes 4/3/2/1/0 (1)
Firmware Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
Bootability Supported
Mac Compatibility Power Mac G3 (Blue & White) and Power Mac G4
Power Mac G5 (with PCI or PCI-X slots)
Mac OS X Version 10.5, 10.4, or 10.3
Mac OS 9
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