Sonnet Technologies’ Tempo PCIe SSD PCI Express (PCIe) solid state drive (SSD) card with a 512GB SSD module serves as an ultra-fast alternative to traditional storage solutions, mounting a high-performance PCIe SSD on a card that installs into a computer’s PCIe expansion card slot. It’s a low-profile PCIe 2.0 card with an attached M.2 PCIe SSD providing 512GB of storage.
Its small form factor allows this card to be installed into any x4 mechanical or larger PCIe slot in a Mac Pro tower or Windows desktop or server computer, or into any Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion system such as Sonnet’s Echo Express line, xMac Pro Server, or xMac mini Server. This enables users to add high performance storage easily without increasing their computer’s footprint or cluttering a work surface with an additional external storage device.
Available in various form factors and capacities, SSDs have become important components in systems requiring extremely fast data transfer speeds and large numbers of I/O operations. Sonnet designed the Tempo PCIe SSD card around an M.2 PCIe SSD module, the fastest consumer-oriented SSD type now available. Capable of transferring files at up to 1100 MB/s, the Tempo PCIe SSD’s module incorporates a PCIe flash controller, enabling the card to significantly outperform a 6Gbps SATA SSD, and to achieve even greater performance than two 2.5-inch form factor SATA SSDs configured in RAID 0.
The Tempo PCIe SSD is available now at a suggested retail price of US$799. It’s compatible with Mac OS X 10.8.5 and higher; Microsoft Windows 8 and 7; and Windows Server 2012 and 2008. More information on the Tempo PCIe SSD is available at http://tinyurl.com/nevumth .