Sonnet Technologies has announced the Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34,
a two-port SATA host controller designed for video capture and
editing in the field, studio, or office. It supports sustained data
throughput of up to 200 MB/second, 140 percent as fast as Sonnet’s
standard-performance Tempo SATA card (and other popular two-port
eSATA adapters) for notebook computers.
With this exceptional throughput, the Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34
supports more simultaneous video streams during playback, and enables
faster file transfers for content of any kind, says Sonnet CEO Robert
Farnswort. Based on Sonnet’s Tempo SATA E4P SATA host controller for
desktop computers, the Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34 enables users to
connect up to 10 SATA hard drives to any compatible notebook computer
with an ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slot.
When used in combination with storage systems featuring two or more
drives, the Sonnet card delivers significant gains in read and write
data transfer speeds, with remarkably higher throughput than
FireWire, USB, and even earlier-generation eSATA ExpressCard
adapters, says Farnsworth.
The Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34 is compatible with MacBook Pro
systems running Mac OS 10.5 and 10.4, as well as with notebooks
running Windows Vista and Windows XP SP2. The Sonnet card will be
available in October at a suggested retail price of US$299.95.
More information about the Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34 host
controller, Sonnet Technologies, and the company’s other products are
available at http://www.sonnettech.com.