[02/09/09] Tempo SATA PCIe/PCI-X Family Firmware Update (Power Mac Only)

 This software updates 4-port and 8-port Tempo SATA host controller cards' flash ROM (firmware) to version 2.1.9. This version improves power-up handling for drive enclosures with Oxford Semiconductor quad interface controllers. This version also adds support for the latest Tempo SATA E4i card.   

The Update Applies To The Following Categories:

  • Tempo SATA E4i
  • Tempo SATA E4P
  • Tempo SATA X4P
  • Tempo SATA X4i
  • Tempo-X SATA 4+4
  • Tempo-X eSATA 8
  • Qio

Supported Hardware:

  • Tempo-X SATA 4+4, Tempo-X eSATA 4+4, Tempo-X eSATA8, Tempo SATA E4i, Tempo SATA E4P, Tempo SATA X4i, and Tempo SATA X4P.


  • Only Power Mac computers use firmware. If you have a Mac Pro, download the driver instead.
  • This software runs only under Mac OS X.
  • Not Supported: Tempo SATA E2P.