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Sonnet's Tempo SATA Express 34 ushers in a new level of higher disk performance capability for the mobile professional. Whether you capture and edit video content in the field, the studio, or home,Tempo SATA Express 34 sets the bar high for mobile storage products. The Tempo SATA Express 34 controller has two external, 3Gb/s, SATA II ports, and plugs directly into a MacBook Pro (15" or 17") or Windows notebooks with an ExpressCard (54) or ExpressCard 34 slot.

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Internal Expansion Cards


Technical Notes:
(1) Support for 10 drives requires the use of drive enclosures employing port multipliers (like Sonnet's Fusion D500P, Fusion D400Q, or Fusion R400Q). When using an enclosure without a port multiplier, Tempo SATA ExpressCard/34 will support 2 drives.

(2) Western Digital manufactures Desktop edition (WD Caviar, Caviar SE, Caviar SE16, and Raptor X) hard drives and Enterprise (RAID) Edition (WD RE, RE2, and Raptor) hard drives. Each type of hard drive is designed to work specifically in either a desktop computer environment, or connected to a RAID controller (hardware or software-based). If you intend to configure Western Digital drives in a RAID set, Sonnet and WD recommend using only their Enterprise edition hard drives.

(3) While some customers have successfully used external hard drives with USB 2.0/eSATA dual interface, these products (based on the Oxford Semiconductor OXU931DS storage controller chip) exhibit underlying errors that prevent them from being fully compatible with this Sonnet product under Mac OS X. Kernel panics occurring when the drive is connected, and the drive not being recognized by the operating system are known issues. These drives include, but are not limited to: Western Digital My Book Premium ES Edition, Seagate Technology FreeAgent Pro

External hard drives with USB 2.0/eSATA dual interface based on the JMicron 20336 are fully compatible. These drives include but are not limited to: OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB 2.0/eSATA, 2.5" Portable


Two eSATA ports

3 Gb/s per SATA II controller port

FIS-based Port Multiplier-aware to support up to 10 disk drives(1)

Supports Mac OS X, Windows Vista, Windows XP Pro, and RAID features

Drive activity LEDs


Mac Compatibility
MacBook Pro (with ExpressCard slot)
Mac OS X Version 10.3+
Mac OS X Lion compatible

Windows Compatibility
Notebook computer with ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slot
Windows Vista
Windows XP SP2
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  • Kevin D.
  • 5/15/2009 7:31:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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3 out of 5 eggsPricey, but it works

Pros: It works on my Macbook Pro with relative ease. I plug it in and it mounts the drive with no problems. I have noticed that if I unplug it and plug it back in immediately, it isn't able to mount the drive or even recognize that one is plugged in.

Cons: I have noticed that if I unplug it and plug it back in immediately, it isn't able to mount the drive or even recognize that one is plugged in.

Other Thoughts: Other than the cost being more than I should have paid, it wasn't bad.

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