Sonnet Tempo ATA133 Ultra ATA Adapter - TAT133

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So much easier than I imagined!

by jere@jshortdesign.com on 3/20/2007

I have an older Mac G4 (dual 450) and bought a 500GB internal HD (Seagate from Buy.com as well) because I started working with video and my original HD only has 20GB. I heard the only way to get this model Mac to recognize anything over 128GB's was to add an ATA Controller card. I bought one from CompUSA because they said "a PCI card is a PCI card". That was my first mistake, listening to them. It didn't work so I got this card because upgrading Mac's is what Sonnet does. I installed this card, hooked up the cables for this new HD to be a slave, restarted, it came up in my OS 9.2, I formatted it into 3 partitian (they say 200GB max per partitian) and that was it. I restarted with OS 10.4 and there they were. It took about 10 minutes and works awesome. I don't see any lag time saving to it or retrieving from it even with the large video files I'm dumping on to it. Any other upgrades I do will be from Sonnet.

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Product Overview

Why SCSI your Macintosh when you can IDE it? With the Tempo ATA133 PCI Host Adapter from Sonnet Technologies you can now take advantage of the latest low-cost, high-capacity* ATA/IDE fixed-media hard drives, instead of being limited to the slower, more expensive, SCSI alternatives. Users of PCI Power Macintosh computers and Mac clones will be amazed by the performance improvements that this legacy Mac enhancement provides.

The Tempo card is perfect for users whose Macs lack IDE capability or are equipped with a slower ATA interface, but who want to economically increase their storage capacity and disk speed. Simply install the Tempo ATA133 card into any available PCI slot and connect up to four internal drives (cable for two drives included).

With the wide range of low cost, high capacity ATA hard drives available today, there is no better time to take advantage of our superior quality ATA/133 PCI card to enhance the capabilities of your Macintosh. Sonnet's Tempo card enables you to do it economically and Simply Fast.

Sonnet Technologies is the leader in Macintosh upgrade products. Our engineering experience enables us to provide Macintosh users with the most reliable products in the industry. Keep us in mind whenever you are planning to upgrade your Mac, Sonnet offers an ever-expanding array of upgrade solutions that will increase the performance and extend the life of your Macintosh system.

* High capacity (larger than 137GB) hard drives are supported in OS 9.x and OS 10.2.x using firmware version 3.5.0, 4.5 or later.

Specifications

Manufacturer Sonnet Technologies
Mfg Part# TAT133
SKU 10328938
UPC 732311002328
UPC 14 00732311002328
Features
Ports 2 x 40-pin IDE Ultra ATA
Product Type Ultra ATA Controller
Manufacturer Part Number TAT-133
Manufacturer Sonnet Technologies, Inc
Product Name Tempo ATA133 Ultra ATA Adapter
Brand Name Sonnet
Package Contents One cable included (supports two drives)* * Be sure to check the configuration of your computer as an additional cable may be required. Custom cable kits support up to four drives.
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Host Interface PCI
Data Transfer Rate Up to 1.04 Gbit/s - In burst master cycle
Drive Supported Up to 4 x Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Drive Type Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) / Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) / Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) / Ultra ATA/33 (ATA-4)
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Ports 2 x 40-pin IDE Ultra ATA
Product Type Ultra ATA Controller
Manufacturer Part Number TAT-133
Manufacturer Website Address www.sonnettech.com
Manufacturer Sonnet Technologies, Inc
Product Name Tempo ATA133 Ultra ATA Adapter
Brand Name Sonnet
Additional Information Easy installation Conveniently co-exists with SCSI and other pre-existing devices Supports all types of DMA drive protocols: ATA1, ATA2, ATA3, ATA4, ATA5, and ATA6 Mac OS Bootability: Supported from any attached drive Drive Formatting: Supports Apple® Drive Setup Utility (version 1.5 or later) or other third party software Internal Drives Supported: Removable media/ATAPI devices supported under OS X Data Transfer Rate: Sustained rate dependent on drive specifications Cables Supported: 40-pin/80-wire IDE cables (80-wire required for full ATA support) 40-pin/40-wire IDE cables (ATA/33 only) Auto Detection: Automatically recognizes and configures drive type Automatically recognizes 80-wire cable with ATA drives Upgradeability: Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware Note: The Tempo ATA133 supports deep sleep under OS X, with firmware version 3.2.5 or higher.
Package Contents One cable included (supports two drives)* * Be sure to check the configuration of your computer as an additional cable may be required. Custom cable kits support up to four drives.
Compatibility Mac Compatible Macintosh Models: Power Macintosh Series 4400, 6400, 6500, 7200, 7215, 7220, 7300, 7500, 7600, 8200, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9500/180MP, 9515, 9600, 9600/200MP Macintosh Server G3, G4 Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one, Blue & White, Desktop, Minitower Power Mac G4* Performa® Series 6400, 6410, 6420 Workgroup Server 7250, 7350, 8550, 9650 Daystar Genesis and Millennium Series Mactell XB-Pro Power Computing PowerBase Desktop and Tower, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro Desktop and Minitower, PowerCurve, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave StarMax 3000, 3000 Minitower, 4000, 4000 Minitower, 5000, 5500 UMAX C500, C600, C600X, J700, S900 * All models except Cube.
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Host Interface PCI
Data Transfer Rate Up to 1.04 Gbps - In burst master cycle
Drive Support Up to 4 x Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Drive Type Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) / Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) / Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) / Ultra ATA/33 (ATA-4)
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited
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