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Sonnet Echo Express SE I

Desktop, 1-slot Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion System for up to full-height and double-width PCIe card; features temperature-controlled fan, and two Thunderbolt 2 ports.

Use One PCIe Expansion Card With Computers Lacking Slots
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. For pros in the creative fields, processing power alone is not enough. Take the latest 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 latest Pro is loaded with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 ports, but it lacks the PCIe expansion slots necessary for you to install specialty audio, video, networking, and storage controller interface cards. With the Echo Express SE I, 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 desktop Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion system is ideal for connecting one professional video capture, audio interface, SAS or SATA HBA, 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gigabit Ethernet, or RAID controller PCIe card to any Mac® or Windows® PC(1) with a Thunderbolt port.

Full Performance in a Small and Light Package
The Echo Express SE I is small, light, and perfect for use in situations where connecting only a single PCIe card is needed. Measuring a compact 5.6 inches wide by 8.6 inches long by 3.5 inches tall, the SE I was designed to have a small footprint, yet large enough to support the vast majority of Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe cards. The SE I's small size doesn't limit its performance; installed in this system, a card will perform the same as when installed in an Echo Express SE II, Echo Express III-D, or Echo Express III-R.

Supports 4K Video
The SE I features Thunderbolt 2 technology, which provides ample bandwidth for many of the most demanding, highest performance PCIe cards, and incorporates support for the DisplayPort 1.2 protocol, which enables video streaming to a 4K video monitor. While delivering maximum performance when connected to a computer with Thunderbolt 2 ports, the SE I is also fully compatible with computers with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology, supporting most cards at full-performance. And like the other Echo Express models, the SE I includes two Thunderbolt ports to support daisy chaining of up to six devices from a single port on your computer.
Features
  • Compact and Light-Take up little space on the desktop, but large enough to accommodate most Thunderbolt-compatible cards
  • Thunderbolt 2 Interface-Maximum performance with computers with Thunderbolt 2 technology, backward compatible with host computers and other devices equipped with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology
  • Upgradeable-When available, upgrade to 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Technology with a replacement Thunderbolt interface card
  • One PCIe Slot-Supports one half-length+ (up to 7.75" long), full-height, single-width PCIe card (plus one daughter 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
  • Rugged Aluminum Housing-Provides robust and secure protection for any environment
  • New Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok Included-Includes Thunderbolt cable and ThunderLok Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections
  • Specifications
    ECHO-EXP-SE1: Echo Express SE I Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIE Card Expansion System(2)
    Form Factor : Desktop Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion system
    External Connectors : Two Thunderbolt 2 ports, 12V power
    Expansion Slot : One x8 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0
    PCIe Cards Supported(2) : One half-length (up to 7.75 inches long), single-width, full-height x8 PCIe card plus one daughter card
    Compatible PCIe Cards(3) : Up-to-date PCIe cards listed on our supporting PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart
    Power Adapter : Universal 80W, 100-240V, 50-60 Hz
    Operating Temperature : 0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) : 5.63 x 8.63 x 3.5 in. (14.29 x 22.01 x 8.85 cm)
    Weight : 2.6 lbs (1.18 kg)
    RoHS Compliant : Yes

    Mac Compatibility
    Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
    OS X® 10.8.5+
    OS X El Capitan compatible

    PC Compatibility
    PC with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port(1)
    Windows® 10, 8, 7
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    $444.00
    Free shipping in Canada. Conditions
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    For more information about the Echo Express SE I, please visit the website of Sonnet
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