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Sonnet Echo Express SE - Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe Card
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Sonnet's Echo Express SE enables you to use a high-performance PCI Express adapter card (sold separately) with any computer with a Thunderbolt port. ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Adds a single PCIe expansion slot to any Mac that has a Thunderbolt port.
Sonnet's Echo Express SE enables you to use a high-performance PCI Express adapter card (sold separately) with any computer with a Thunderbolt port. Imagine using a compatible professional video capture, audio interface, SAS & SATA HBA, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, or RAID controller card with your iMac®, Mac® mini, MacBook® Air or MacBook Pro; this Sonnet product makes it possible!
Expanding Outside the Box
Sonnet harnesses the potential of Thunderbolt technology to enable you to connect a high-performance PCIe expansion card 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 (PCIe) 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 (not included, sold separately), Echo Express SE carries the computer's PCIe channel to the slot and passes both PCIe and DisplayPort data through a second Thunderbolt port for daisy chaining other devices.
Strong Link in the Chain
This Sonnet solution supports daisy chaining of additional Thunderbolt technology-enabled peripherals such as an additional Echo Express SE, the Apple® Thunderbolt Display, video capture devices, and data storage devices. For connected devices requiring bus power, 10 watts is provided through the daisy chain Thunderbolt port to peripherals.
- Adds an expansion card slot to any computer with a Thunderbolt port
- High bandwidth ideal for audio interfaces, video capture, digital audio and more
- Two Thunderbolt ports to daisy chain up to six devices
- Temperature-controlled fans operate slowly and quietly, provides better cooling for cards
- Energy saver mode powers on/off automatically with computer
Add maximum flexibilty to your Mac's Thunderbolt port.
Echo Express SE - Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe Card
- 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
- Warranty 1-year
- Dimensions WxDxH: 5.7 x 8.8 x 2.9 in. (14.5 x 22.3 x 7.4 cm)
- 2.4 lbs. (1.1 kg)
- External Connectors
- Two Thunderbolt
- 12V power
- Expansion Slot(1) One x8 PCIe 2.0
- PCIe Cards Supported(1) One half-length (up to 6.6" long), single-width, full-height x8 PCIe 2.0 card
- Power Adapter
- PCIe Card Minimum Guaranteed Power
- Input: 100-240V AC 1.6A, 50-60 Hz
- Output: 12V@5.0A (60W)
- Operating Temperature
- 0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)
- RoHS Compliant Yes
- Package Contents
- Echo Express SE chassis(2)
- Universal power adapter
- Power cord
- User's guide
- Note: PCIe cards and Thunderbolt cable sold separately