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Sonnet Echo Express SEL   

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Today's ultra-light notebooks, mini, and all-in-one desktop computers now have tremendous processing power-power that many thought would only be possible in full-size workstation or large desktop computers. Smaller in size and more portable, they're very desirable. For pros in the creative fields, processing power alone is not enough. A prime example is the new Mac Pro. Reviewers love its performance, but make a point of mentioning its lack of internal expansion capabilities compared to the old towers the new model replaces. If you want to add more capabilities, think external-the new Pro is loaded with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 ports, but it lacks the PCIe expansion slots necessary for you to install specialty high bandwidth NIC cards, or HBAs and RAID controller cards for high-performance storage. With the Echo Express SEL, Sonnet has created a solution that leverages the paradigm shift enabled by Thunderbolt technology, allowing PCIe expansion slots to be connected outside a computer. This very compact desktop Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion chassis is ideal for connecting one professional 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS/SATA host bus adapter or RAID controller PCIe card to any Mac with a Thunderbolt port.

Featuring 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology that provides sufficient bandwidth to support many of the highest performance and most demanding PCIe cards, the Echo Express SEL delivers maximum performance when connected to a computer with Thunderbolt 2. The SEL is also fully compatible with computers with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology, supporting most cards at full-performance.

  • Use PCIe Expansion Cards with Computers Lacking Slots”Use high-performance PCIe cards with any Mac with a Thunderbolt port
  • Thunderbolt 2 Interface”Maximum performance with computers with Thunderbolt 2 technology, backward compatible with host computers and other devices equipped with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology
  • Small and Light”Most compact Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion system available, designed to fit the most popular Thunderbolt-compatible high-speed networking and storage controller interface cards
  • One PCIe Slot”Supports low-profile card
  • Two Thunderbolt Ports”Daisy chain up to six devices to a single port on the host computer
  • Remarkably Quiet”Temperature-controlled, variable-speed fan automatically and quietly cools the card
  • Energy Saver Mode”Powers on/off automatically with the computer
  • Rugged Aluminum Housing”Provides robust and secure protection for any environment

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Echo Express SEL

  • Mac Compatibility
    Mac with a Thunderbolt2 or Thunderbolt port
    OS X 10.8.5+
    PC Compatibility
    Any PC with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port(4)
    Windows 8, 7

    Dimensions (WxDxH): 4 x 8.42 x 2.82 in. (10.16 x 21.39 x 7.16 cm)
    Weight : 1.75 lbs (.79 kg)
    Form Factor: Desktop
    External Connectors: Two Thunderbolt, Power
    Expansion Slot: One x8 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0
    PCIe Cards Supported(1): One low-profile PCIe card
    Compatible PCIe Cards(2): Up-to-date PCIe cards listed on our supporting PCIe Card
    Power Adapter: Universal 60W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
    Operating Temperature: 0? C to 35? C (32? F to 95? F)
    RoHS Compliant: Yes
    Package Contents:
    Echo Express SEL chassis(1)
    Power adapter
    Power cord
    Thunderbolt cable
    Thunderbolt cable lock(3)
    Note: PCIe cards old separately
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