Sonnet Technologies on Tuesday introduced the
Tempo-X eSATA 8, a PCI-X host controller card for Power Macs that provides eight external Serial ATA (eSATA) ports. Each port is independently capable of working with a compatible external storage system at up to 150MB/sec. Sonnet expects the card to appeal to users looking for High Definition (HD) video editing and other solutions where maximum data transfer is necessary. It works in any PCI-X or PCI slot on a Power Mac G3 blue & white, Power Mac G4 (excluding Cube) and Power Mac G5 system and requires Mac OS X v10.2 or higher. The Tempo-X eSATA 8 costs US$299.95.