Sonnet Tempo SATA Firmware
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For 4-and 8-port PCIe/PCI-X host controller cards.   Updater ($69.99)
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Sonnet Tempo SATA Firmware updates 4-port and 8-port Tempo SATA host controller cards' flash ROM (firmware) to the latest version.
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Version 2.2.9: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Intel, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later

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ver. 2.x:
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Tankknight commented on 09 Jul 2011
This is for Intel Macs and not PPC Macs. Go to Dev site and actually lists v2.2.6b1 for Intel 20110630, v2.2.5 for Intel 20110204 and v2.2.4 for PPC 20100527.
Sometimes it really bites to have a PPC G5.
[Version 2.2.5]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 09 Jul 2011
I've updated our listing to reflect the fact that 2.2.5 is in fact for Intel Macs. Sorry to hear that the developer isn't offer a version for your configurations.

Mike666 replied on 04 Aug 2011
Since all the fixes in this version are specifically for compatibility with Intel systems, don't feel bad that it's not PPC compatible.

Pacman commented on 06 Jul 2010
I understand 'Fix 2TB support in PPC' (Intel always worked) to mean that this runs on a PowerPC based Macintosh.
When I downloaded and double-clicked the installer, it says it runs on intel only.
Do I need to ask a silly question ?
[Version 2.2.4]


Mike666 commented on 24 Jun 2010
Interesting: this has been out for almost a month and they're only posting it now...
[Version 2.2.4]



Ean reviewed on 24 Jun 2010
I've got the E4P card running in an XServe and it is great. The driver is very solid. Once--after a system upgrade--the card was not working, but one call to tech support and I had a beta driver emailed to me in seconds which worked perfectly until the next stable release was published. Used for a multi-terabyte, mission critical versioning backup system with no complaints.
[Version 2.2.4]


Anonymous reviewed on 18 May 2003
I installed this as per the instruction, in OS9. Now i can't boot back into OSX. Even when I select my OSX drive in System Preferences, the computer boots OS9.
This has set me back hours....beware!
[Version 4.0]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Apr 2005
Thanks sonnet for screwing up my computer. i downloaded this firmware, and now i can't even install osx. FU sonnet

Mike666 replied on 24 Jun 2010
Be aware that only the 2-port PCI card supports booting on the Mac.
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Version Downloads:424
Type:Drivers : Other
Date:17 May 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $69.99
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Sonnet Tempo SATA Firmware updates 4-port and 8-port Tempo SATA host controller cards' flash ROM (firmware) to the latest version.

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