- Technical Specifications
Add SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 Connections to Your Mac Pro Tower or Desktop Windows PC
Can your computer harness all the performance offered by today's fast multimedia peripherals? Does it have enough ports to connect your peripheral collection? Install Sonnet's Tango™ 3.0 PCIe into your computer to instantly add (or add more of) the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and high-speed FireWire 800 (1394b) connections you need!
Your computer's USB ports 2.0 are perfectly adequate for connecting mice and keyboards, but performance-wise, they're merely passable—they limit data transfer speeds to around 25–30 MB/s. But, when you connect an external drive and expect great performance, that bottleneck is a problem—video editing, backing up, and other data-intensive activities suffer as a result. The Tango 3.0 PCIe card's USB 3.0 ports provide up to 10x the performance of your computer's USB 2.0 ports and exploit the full performance potential of fast external drives. Each USB port supports USB 3.0 hubs, and provides 1A of power to connected devices, enabling you to forgo connecting power adapters for many bus-powered drives.
The Tango 3.0 PCIe card's three external FireWire 800 ports extract every ounce of performance from fast external drives, DV camcorders, and digital audio interfaces to deliver maximum data transfer speeds and satisfy the demands of video and pro audio application work, where high-speed and high-bandwidth data throughput are essential. Each FireWire provides 1A of power to connected devices, too.
Tango 3.0 PCIe installs easily into one of your computer's PCI Express® (PCIe) slots, features hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection support with automatic device configuration, and works with all industry-standard USB 3.0, USB 2.0(1), FireWire 800, and FireWire 400 (with adapter) peripherals. Get a Tango 800 3.0 to make the fastest connections to your digital device collection.
USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 Ports—Add SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 ports to your Mac Pro with PCIe slots, Windows PC, or Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion chassis
Wide USB 3.0 Support & Compatibility—USB 3.0 ports support storage, hubs, and other USB 3.0 devices; compatible with USB 2.0 devices
Supports Hot-Swappable Device Connection—Plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer
Powered Ports—Support bus-powered drives (1A per USB 3.0 port, 1A per FireWire port)
Optimized for Thunderbolt—Provides maximum performance over Thunderbolt
Easy Installation—Quick and easy user installation into any available PCIe slot of your computer
Install Sonnet’s Tango 3.0 PCIe into your computer to exploit the full performance potential of the latest hard drives and SSDs with a USB 3.0 interface or hard drives, DV camcorders, and digital audio interfaces with a FireWire 800 interface.
Mac Pro (with PCIe slots)
OS® X Version 10.8.4+
OS X Mavericks compatible
PC (with PCIe slots; PCIe 2.0 slots recommended)
Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®
Any computer with a Thunderbolt port via Sonnet's Echo Express Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion chassis or other qualified Thunderbolt expansion chassis
Specifications subject to change without notice.