Sonnet Tempo SSD Pro Plus 6Gb/s SATA Dual 2.5" SSD PCIe 2.0 Card with eSATA Ports


  • Product Description

      Professional 6Gb/s SATA dual 2.5" SSD PCIe card with eSATA ports. Supports two 2.5" SATA SSDs or HDDs which are mounted directly to the card; drives sold separately. Recommended for maximum performance with 6 Gb/s SSDs and optimized for best performance over Thunderbolt.

      Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.

  • Product Details

    • Variant: Default Title
    • Product Type: PCIe Card
    • Brand: Sonnet

In Depth

Key Features

  • Adds Fast SSDs to Your System—Mounts two high-performance 6 Gb/s SSDs (sold separately) in your Mac Pro's, desktop PC's, or Thunderbolt expansion chassis' PCIe slot
  • Adds eSATA Connectivity to Your System—Cost-effective solution for adding high-performance 6 Gb/s eSATA ports to your Mac Pro or desktop PC with PCIe slots, or Thunderbolt expansion chassis with PCI Express slots
  • High-Performance PCIe Interface—PCI Express 2.0 x4 host bus interface for high-performance applications
  • Superior Performance—Data transfers speeds up to 960 MB/sec(1)
  • Optimized for Maximum Performance Over Thunderbolt—Perfect for use in Sonnet's Echo™ Express III-D, Echo Express III-R, xMac Pro Server, and xMac™ mini Server Thunderbolt expansion systems
  • 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
  • S.M.A.R.T. Support—Supports S.M.A.R.T. data reporting
  • eSATA Locking Cables Support —Supports Sonnet-exclusive locking eSATA data cables (as used on Sonnet's Fusion QR and Fusion F3)


    Part No.  
    TSATA6-SSDPS-E2 Tempo SSD Pro Plus 6Gb/s SATA Dual 2.5" SSD PCIe 2.0 Card with eSATA Ports(4)
    Warranty 5-year
    Internal Connectors Two SATA for 2.5" SSD or HD
    Drives Supported  
    • SATA 6 Gb/s
    • SATA 3 Gb/s
    • SATA 1.5 Gb/s
    Drives Supported (External) Up to 10 (5 per port)
    Data Transfer Rate Up to 960 MB/s(1) (1700 MB/s with two cards)
    Firmware Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
    Boot Support

    Mac OS Single SSD or up to six SSDs in a
    RAID 0:

    • Mac Pro [early 2008 (3,1) through mid 2012 (5,1)]
    • Any Thunderbolt Mac(2)

    Single SSD only:

    • Windows 10, 8, 7, or Server 2012 PCs(3)
    AHCI Support
    System OS X Windows 10, 8, 7 Windows Server 2012
    Boot Support
    Port Multiplier Aware (5)
    Hot Plug Drive    
    Advanced Features
    • Supports S.M.A.R.T. status data reporting
    • Supports Spread Spectrum Clocking for compatibility with all SATA drives and for lower EMI emissions
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    Package Contents (Tempo SSD Pro)
    • Tempo SSD Pro 6Gb/s SATA Dual 2.5" SSD PCIe 2.0 Card with eSATA Ports
    • SSD mounting screws
    • Documentation

      Note: SSDs sold separately


     Mac Compatibility

    • Mac Pro® (with PCIe slots)
    • OS X® 10.6.8+
    • macOS Sierra compatible


    Windows Compatibility 

    • PC (with PCIe slots)(6)
    • Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®
    • Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008


        Thunderbolt Compatibility


        Technical Notes

        1. Pair of SSDs configured as a RAID 0 set. See performance tab for details.
        2. Does not currently boot a Mac with Thunderbolt 2. Sonnet is working to identify the issue.
        3. Windows BIOS does not support booting from a RAID 0 of multiple SSDs. Will not boot Windows on a Mac under Boot Camp.
        4. SSDs sold separately.
        5. OS X port multiplier support requires Version 10.8.5+.
        6. Marvell driver required for HPZ820.