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Sonnet Tempo AHCI PCIe AIC SSD Review (Page 2)

By Jon Coulter on Sep 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm CDT - 0 mins, 51 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Sonnet

Sonnet Tempo PCIe SSD

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Sonnet ships the Tempo in a white cardboard flip top box. There is an outdated picture of the drive on the front along with outdated sequential read/write specifications.

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The drive is contained within an anti-static envelope, which we removed for our photos. You can see that Sonnet has outfitted the Tempo with a larger heat sink than depicted on the box. A half-height bracket and quick start guide are also included.

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The SM951 at the heart of the Tempo is fully covered by the large finned aluminum heat sink. The heat sink looks removable, but it is not removable, it is glued to the SSD with thermal adhesive and adhesive strips.

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Sonnet uses a custom Gen3 x4 purple adapter card which some may find attractive.

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A side view of the drive's large aluminum heat sink.

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From this angle, we get a glimpse of a large blob of white thermal adhesive.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jon Coulter

Jon Coulter became a computer enthusiast about the time Windows XP launched. Originally Jon was into water cooling and competitively benching ATI video cards with modified drivers. Jon has been building computer systems for himself and others by request for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted his system with an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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