PCI and Network Adapters

Sonata SD

Sonata SD photo

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Key Features
Adds dual monitor support to your Mac®
Compatible with System 7.5.3 through Mac OS® 9.2.2, Mac OS X Version 10.1.5 and higher
Supports most Mac and PC analog displays–no adapters necessary
Special Screen Doubler feature* expands usable desktop space two or four times on monitor attached to the Sonata SD
Automatically selects the correct resolution for the connected display, and supports multiple resolutions and refresh rates

*Supported under Mac OS 7.5.3–9.2.2

Give Your Workspace a Makeover!
Are you running out of room to work onscreen? Expand your horizons and desktop real estate–install Sonnet's Sonata SD into your Mac! Together with a second monitor, the Sonata SD works in concert with your existing graphics card/monitor setup to create a dual monitor-spanning desktop. Move tool palettes or application windows to the second monitor and free up space on the main display– you'll wish you had this much workspace around your computer!

Simple Installation
Installing the Sonata SD is simple–you'll finish the task in a few easy steps. It plugs into any available PCI slot, has Mac and standard VGA connectors, and supports most analog displays (even the spare one in the closet). The Sonata SD makes computing a desktop-expanding experience!

Mac Compatible Models
Performa® Series 54xx, 6360, 64xx, 6420
Power Macintosh Series 4400, 5400, 5500, 6500, 7200, 7215, 7220, 7300, 7500, 7600, 8200, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9515, 9600
Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one, Blue & White, Desktop, Minitower, Server
Power Mac G4 (all models except Cube)
Power Mac G5
Xserve G5
Workgroup Server 7250, 7350, 8550, 9650
Daystar Genesis & Millennium Series
Mactell XB-Pro
Power Computing PowerBase Desktop, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro, PowerCurve, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave
StarMax 3000, 4000, 5000, 5500
Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh
UMAX C500, C600, C600X, J700, S900

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Tech Specs
Part No.

Warranty/Mac Logo

PDFSonata SD PDF Data Sheet

Operating System Requirements
System 7.5.3 through Mac OS 9.2.2, Mac OS X Version 10.1.5 and higher

Built for OS X

The Sonata SD supports Mac OS X Version 10.1.5 or later, including Panther.


The Sonata SD easily installs into an available PCI slot of your computer. (Your computer's logic board may vary from this illustration.)


Make more room for creativity and productivity with a second (or third) display. Put an old, unused monitor to good use. Ideal for imaging applications that use massive real estate because of many menus, tool bars, and windows.

Memory and Graphic Processor
16MB of video memory
Memory clock of 133 MHz
64-bit data path to the graphic processor
Maximum pixel clock of 230 MHz
Bus Interface
PCI Slot Requirements
33 or 66 MHz
Compatible with Power Mac G5 and Xserve G5 PCI-X slots
Apple-RGB (DB-15)
Monitor Compatibility
Compatible with the following monitor types without adapters:
Modern VGA monitors with DDC EDID information (Custom resolutions are read back from monitor DDC EDID data block and implemented on the fly)
Apple Studio Displays with VGA connector
Apple 17XX AV
Apple RGB, legacy sensing
Old VGA monitors using any VGA cable
Fixed frequency Apple monitors
Apple 13" B&W and Apple portrait monitors (c-sync is supported)
Graphics Support
Displays up to millions of colors, resolutions up to 1856x1392, and refresh rates up to 100 Hz
3-year limited warranty

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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