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Sonnet Echo Express SE II

Desktop, 2-slot Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion System with temperature-controlled fan and two Thunderbolt 2 ports to support daisy chaining of up to six devices.

Use Up to Two PCIe Cards With Computers Lacking Expansion Slots
Sonnet's Echo Express SE II enables you to connect two high-performance, professional pro video capture and processing, digital audio interface, DSP accelerator, FireWire, RAID controller, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA, and other PCIe cards to any Mac® with a Thunderbolt port. Accommodating cards up to 7.75 inches long, this compact Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion chassis supports nearly every Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card on the market, including double-width (PCIe card + daughter card) cards. Measuring just 6.5 inches wide by 4.6 inches tall by 11 inches long, the Echo Express SE II takes up little space wherever you work, be it in the studio, on location, at your desk, or in the edit suite. Like all Echo Express chassis, the SE II has two Thunderbolt 2 ports that support daisy chaining of up to six devices to a single port on your computer.

Built for Speed
Thunderbolt 20Gbps Icon20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology-equipped computers are here. The original 10Gbps Thunderbolt interface provided breakthrough bandwidth for external expansion, more than sufficient to support the maximum performance of most PCIe cards. However, some high bandwidth cards such as 16Gb Fibre channel, multi-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet cards, or multiple bandwidth-hungry cards require more than 10Gbps. Thunderbolt 2 removes this barrier by providing more bandwidth for demanding applications. The Echo Express SE II's Thunderbolt 2 interface takes full advantage of this increased bandwidth to ensure optimum performance from installed cards when the chassis is connected to a Thunderbolt 2-equipped computer. Need to connect to a computer equipped with 10Gbps Thunderbolt No problem, the SE II is fully compatible with earlier generation Thunderbolt computers as well.

Two PCIe 2.0 Slots Plus Space for a Daughter Card
The Echo Express SE II's PCIe 2.0 slots support two half-length+, full-height, single-width PCIe cards, or one single-width card plus one double-width card. Double-width Some specialty cards, such as RME's HDSPe MADI FX card, Blackmagic Design's DeckLink 4K Extreme, and the Lynx AES16e 50, include a daughter card that mates with and provides additional external connections to the main card. The daughter card occupies the adjacent PCIe card space without filling a slot. The Echo Express SE II accommodates a daughter card's installation without wasting a slot.

Cool Design Outside and In
The Echo Express SE II's aluminum outer shell securely protects the cards inside and helps transfer heat away from them. The large and quiet, temperature-controlled fan automatically speeds up and slows down smoothly as needed, so there's no guesswork in deciding which switch position to select. The enclosure is ventilated front and back to facilitate airflow over the cards.
  • Thunderbolt 2 Interface-Maximum performance with computers with 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology, backward compatible with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology
  • Upgradeable-When available, upgrade to 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Technology with a replacement Thunderbolt interface card
  • Two PCIe Slots-Support two half-length+ (up to 7.75" long), full-height, single-width cards (plus one daughter card)
  • Two Thunderbolt Ports-Daisy chain up to six devices to a single port on the host computer
  • Temperature-Controlled, Fan-Automatically operates slowly and quietly with cooler cards, provides better cooling for hot cards
  • Energy Saver Mode-Powers on/off automatically with the computer
  • Sufficient Power-80W power supply handles any combination of cards
  • Aluminum Housing-Portable protection for any environment
  • AVID Qualified for Media Composer/Symphony
  • New Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok Included-Includes Thunderbolt cable and ThunderLok Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections
  • Specifications
    ECHO-EXP-SE2 : Echo Express SE II Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion System(1)
    Form Factor : Desktop Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion system
    External Connectors : Two Thunderbolt 2 ports, 12V power
    Expansion Slot : One x16 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0(5), One x8 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0
    PCIe Cards Supported(1) : Two half-length (up to 7.75 inches long), single-width, full-height x8 PCIe cards plus one daughter card
    Compatible PCIe Cards(2) : Up-to-date PCIe cards listed on our supporting PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart
    Power Adapter : Universal 80W, 100-240V, 50-60 Hz
    PCIe Card Minimum Guaranteed Power : 25W
    Operating Temperature : 0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) : 6.5 x 11 x 4.6 in. (16.5 x 27.9 x 11.7 cm)
    Weight : 3.7 lbs. (1.7 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(4)
    Windows® 10, 8, 7
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    For more information about the Echo Express SE II, please visit the website of Sonnet
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