Professional SSD Upgrade Solutions
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're more reliable, their prices are dropping and you can get more capacity than ever. If you've got an older Mac Pro or 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. Sonnet engineered a great alternative-Tempo SSD Pro Plus. 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.
Unlike other PCI Express SSD cards that rely on proprietary, premium-priced SSD modules, Tempo SSD Pro Plus uses standard 2.5" SATA drives that you choose. You get to select from the widest variety of competitively priced SSDs, and buy the ones that best suit your capacity and performance needs while working within your budget. Because 2.5" SSDs are readily available, you're not tied to one retailer or SSD manufacturer should you decide to upgrade to higher capacity, faster SSDs.
It's About the Performance
Tempo SSD Pro Plus is a full-length, full-height card to which you can install two SSDs; if you've got the space and need great performance, this is the card for you. This Sonnet solution also supports OS X and Windows RAID features. The card uses a fast 6Gb/s SATA controller chipset and PCIe 2.0 x4 interface to deliver read speeds up to 960 MB/s from a pair of SSDs configured as a RAID 0 set. AHCI compliance ensures installation of the card is simple-attach your SSDs with provided screws, mount the card in an available PCIe slot, and turn on your computer-the necessary drivers are installed automatically.
Thunderbolt Port? Instant SSD Solution
Got a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe slot? Tempo SSD Pro Plus is ideal for use in Sonnet's Echo Express III-D desktop or Echo Express III-R rackmount Thunderbolt 2-to-PCI Express card expansion systems, the xMac Pro Server PCIe 2.0 expansion system/4U rackmount enclosure for new Mac Pro with Thunderbolt 2 ports, or the xMac mini Server PCIe 2.0 expansion system/1U rackmount enclosure for Mac mini with Thunderbolt port. Adding this card to any of these Thunderbolt expansion systems is a great way to add high-speed SSDs plus eSATA connectivity to your Mac with Thunderbolt ports!
Add High-Speed SSD Drives to Your Thunderbolt Equipped Mac-Install SSD drives onto a Tempo SSD Pro Plus and install the card into a Sonnet Echo Express III-D chassis for super fast access to all your data.
The Tempo SATA Pro Plus supports hot-swapping of external drives under OS X, and supports booting from attached drives under OS X, and Windows 8, 7, and Server 2012, 2008. It supports media readers with eSATA interfaces, such as the RED STATION REDMAG 1.8" and 2.5". Drive health monitoring is supported through S.M.A.R.T. data reporting. And, for a secure external connection, this card supports Sonnet's exclusive locking eSATA cables.