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Sonnet Echo Express Pro - Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards

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Add support for up to two PCIe cards for any Mac that has a Thunderbolt port.

Sonnet harnessed the potential of Thunderbolt technology to enable you to connect high performance expansion cards to computers without expansion slots. Developed by Intel® and brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple®, Thunderbolt technology supports high-performance data services and high-resolution displays through a single, compact port. Based on PCI Express and DisplayPort technologies, Thunderbolt provides support for two channels on the same connector with 10 Gb/s of throughput per channel in both directions. Connected via a Thunderbolt cable, an Echo Expansion Chassis carries the computer's PCIe channel to the PCIe slot(s) and passes both PCIe and DisplayPort data through a second Thunderbolt port for daisy chaining other devices.


Smart Design Inside and Out
Constructed of rugged extruded aluminum, the outer shell of the Echo Express Pro helps transfer heat away from installed PCIe cards and securely protects them inside. To keeps things as compact as possible, universal power supplies are integrated inside the chassis so there're no dangling power bricks. Echo Express Pro includes an integrated 150W universal power supply with a 75W auxiliary power connectorand power harness cable. The top cover slides off for quick access to the PCIe slots and installation of cards. Ventilated front and back panels plus quiet, temperature-controlled fans (with no switches or jumpers to configure) automatically help keep even the very hottest cards cool; when not needed, the fans slow down so you can work without as much noise in the background. Echo Express products are enviro-friendly, automatically powering on and off with your computer.


Echo Express Pro — Now with More Power for Cards That Need It
Most PCIe cards get all the power they need through the slot they're installed in, but some cards need even more. These power-hungry cards get extra power by connecting to the computer's power supply. The Echo Express Pro now features an auxiliary power connector that provides up to 75W of power, and includes a cable (6-pin Micro-Fit Jr. to 6-pin Mini-Fit Jr.) to connect between the chassis and the power connector found on many cards with extra power requirements. If you have an Avid® Pro Tools"HDX PCIe card, Sonnet also has a specifically designed power cable to accommodate up to two HDX cards.


Strong Link in the Chain
These Sonnet solutions support daisy chaining of additional Thunderbolt technology-enabled peripherals such as an additional Echo Express, the Apple® Thunderbolt Display, video capture devices, and data storage devices. For connected devices requiring extra power, 10 watts is provided through the daisy chain port to peripherals.

FEATURES
  • Use high-performance PCIe cards with Thunderbolt-equipped computers
  • Supports two standard width, full-length x16 PCIe 2.0 cards, or one double-width, full-length card
  • High bandwidth ideal for audio interfaces, video capture, digital audio and more
  • Daisy chain up to six devices to a single Thunderbolt port on the host computer
  • Temperature-controlled fans operate slowly and quietly, provides better cooling for cards
  • Energy saver mode powers on/off automatically with computer
  • Aluminum housing - portable protection for any environment

Expand your computer's connectivity and capabilities.

SPECIFICATIONS
Compatibility
  • iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt port
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8+
  • Mac OS X Server 10.6.8+
  • Mac OS X Server and OS X Mountain Lion compatible
Hardware
  • Warranty 5-year
  • Echo Express Pro
  • Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.8 x 15.3 x 9.1 in. (7.1 x 37.9 x 23.1 cm)
  • Weight 7.3 lbs (3.31 kg)
  • Expansion Slots(1) Two x16 PCIe 2.0
  • Internal Connector
  • 6-pin Micro-Fit Jr. (provides up to 75W of power for PCIe cards that require supplemental power)
  • PCIe Cards Supported(2)
  • Two full-length, single-width, full-height x16 PCIe 2.0 cards
  • One full-length, double-width, x16 PCIe 2.0 card
  • Power Supply Universal 150W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
  • Echo Express II
  • Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.8 x 9.9 x 9.1 in. (7.1 x 23.7 x 23.1 cm)
  • Weight 5.2 lbs (2.45 kg)
  • Expansion Slots(1) Two x16 PCIe 2.0
  • PCIe Cards Supported(2)
  • Two half-length, single-width, full-height x16 PCIe 2.0 cards
  • One half-length, double-width, x16 PCIe 2.0 card
  • Power Supply Universal 100W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
  • Echo Express
  • Dimensions (WxDxH)
  • 2.8 x 9.9 x 9.1 in. (7.1 x 23.7 x 23.1 cm)
  • Weight
  • 5.0 lbs (2.27 kg)
  • Expansion Slots(1)
  • One x16 PCIe 2.0
  • One additional opening for connector plate or double-width card
  • PCIe Cards Supported(2) One half-length (up to 7.75" long), double-width, full-height x16 PCIe 2.0 card
  • Power Supply Universal 100W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
  • Universal Features
  • External Connectors Two Thunderbolt
  • Compatible PCIe Cards(2) Up-to-date PCIe cards listed on our supporting PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart
  • Operating Temperature
  • 0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)
  • RoHS Compliant Yes
  • Package Contents(3)
  • Echo Express Pro, Echo Express II, or Echo Express Chassis
  • Power cord
  • Documentation
  • 6-pin Micro-Fit Jr. to 6-pin Mini-Fit Jr. power harness cable (included with Echo Express Pro only)
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