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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
  • Aluminum housing - portable protection for any environment

Add maximum flexibilty to your Mac's Thunderbolt port.

  • 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)
  • Weight
  • 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)
  • 25W
  • 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
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