Sonnet Announces Tempo Low-Profile PCIe SSD
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
Sonnet Technologies has announced their a PCIe card with a 512GB SSD module included as part of their Tempo series of storage products. It is built around a M.2 PCIe SSD module, which is the fastest consumer type of SSD available.
The low-profile PCIe 2.0 card allows for use in compact enclosures and it will work with any x4 PCI Express slot in Mac Pro tower or Windows desktop or server computer, or into any Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion system such as those Sonnet also offer.
It can deliver transfer speeds up to 1100MB/s at both writing and reading which is better than what most SATA3 RAID setups can do. It’s AHCI compatible and supports SMART, but there aren’t any other features listed.
The new Tempo PCIe SSD (PCIE-SSD1-512-E) is available now at a suggested retail price of $799 and is listed as compatible with OS X 10.8.5+ (including Yosemite), Windows 8 and 7, and Windows Server 2012 and 2008. Warranty is only 1-year, which is kinda sad, but something Apple customers are used to and this is a card is geared for use with Mac systems.
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