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Are you planning to connect external storage to your computer? There's a good chance the storage enclosure will have two or more interfaces from which to choose, including FireWire, USB, and eSATA. Your computer has USB ports, and may have FireWire ports, too. So if you can just plug into your computer's existing ports, why use an eSATA card? Consider the fact that the eSATA interface offers significantly superior performance to that of FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 interfaces. Sonnet's Tempo edge SATA 6 Gb/s ExpressCard/34 is an affordable solution for adding fast eSATA connectivity through an adapter that practically disappears inside your computer.
Sonnet's smallest 6 Gb/s SATA host controller features a single eSATA port. Through its single port, Tempo edge SATA 6Gb/s ExpressCard/34 can connect single drive enclosures, or multi-drive storage systems with integrated hardware RAID controllers, like Sonnet's Fusion F3 2-drive system or Fusion D400QR5 4-drive system.
Tempo edge SATA 6 Gb/s ExpressCard/34 is versatile. Its fast 6 Gb/s eSATA interface is well suited to deal with the increased bandwidth requirements of fast SSDs. It also supports hot-swapping of drives. You can connect optical drives, too. Installation is simple - just plug in the card to your computer's ExpressCard/34 slot and then start your computer - the necessary drivers are installed automatically. When you need to add flexible, external storage to your setup, Tempo edge SATA 6 Gb/s ExpressCard/34 gets you connected, fast.