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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.

FEATURES
  • 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.

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 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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