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Sonnet Echo 15+ Thunderbolt Dock with BluRay Player

15 Port Docking Station including Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA and FireWire 800 with Internal Drive Bay and BluRay Player
Part No: SON-ECHODK-BD-0TB

Connect to Your Peripherals with One Cable.  Sonnet's Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock enables you to connect any Mac® with a Thunderbolt port to your peripherals through a single Thunderbolt cable (sold separately), an especially handy ability for notebook users. Simply plug in your printer, keyboard, mouse, cable modem, external hard drive, headphones, speakers, microphone, and iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod®, and other devices to the Echo dock with their supplied cables, and connect your computer to the dock with a Thunderbolt cable. When it's time to disconnect your computer, just unplug the Thunderbolt cable! The Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock gives you plenty of interfaces to choose from, including USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire® 800, Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 mm audio input, 3.5 mm audio output, and Thunderbolt.

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Rugged Aluminum Design, Multiple Ports

Sonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock for maximum flexibility in use. The rugged aluminum case may be set horizontally, or vertically to save space on the desktop. For your convenience, USB 3.0, audio input, and audio output ports are placed on both the front and back of the enclosure, so you can leave frequently used devices connected to the back, and connect devices you disconnect more often to the front. The headphone jack on the front supports a mini TOSLINK optical digital audio cable, enabling you to pass stereo audio out to your A/V system. Dual Thunderbolt ports enable the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock to support daisy chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals, and to be placed anywhere in a Thunderbolt device chain. You can even connect a Thunderbolt display, or other monitor type with an appropriate adapter, so you're not limited to a single type of display interface. Depending on the display, you could even place it on top of the Echo dock.

Your Choice of DVD±RW or Blu-Ray Drive

If you've purchased a new iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Retina Display, you may have noticed something's missing—an optical drive. Not to worry, the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock has you covered—it includes your choice of DVD±RW drive, or Blu-ray Disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW). For those who purchase the Blu-ray drive model, you'll find the included Blu-ray player software for OS X is very handy, enabling you to watch Blu-ray movies on your computer or attached monitor.

iDevice Charging Hub

With its four USB 3.0 ports, the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock will be the hub for your handheld iDevices, too. Each port can charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod, even when your computer is disconnected, off, or sleeping.

Advanced USB 3.0 Feature Support

The Echo dock's USB 3.0 ports support UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) and Wake On Demand (Wake On USB 3.0). UASP support ensures that UASP-enabled external drives connected to the dock achieve their maximum data transfer rate potential, with performance improved by up to 20% above the drive connected to a USB host without UASP support. Wake on demand support allows devices such as a keyboard connected to the Echo dock's USB 3.0 ports to wake your computer.

Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock Time Machine Backup

Add an Internal Drive for the Perfect Time Machine Backup Companion.

The Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock supports the installation of a 3.5" hard drive or 2.5" 6 Gb/s SSD, providing you an ideal solution for adding storage capacity to use as your Mac computer's Time Machine drive, or to back up your Mac's drive, without having to connect another external drive and its power brick.

Connect a Display

The Thunderbolt port on your computer is essentially a Mini DisplayPort video connection that adds high speed PCIe for data. This means that there is a broad range of inexpensive adapters (sold separately) that can bridge between Mini DisplayPort and common display interface types.

Display interface types that can be connected to your Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock via Thunderbolt include:

• Thunderbolt Display – Direct Connect

• Mini DisplayPort – Direct Connect

• HDMI – Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter

• Dual-Link DVI – Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter

• DVI – Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

• VGA – Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Storage Space for a Time Machine (Drive) or High-Performance SSD

Sonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock with extra space, mounting hardware, and connectors for you to install a single 2.5" or 3.5" SATA HDD (hard disk drive) or SSD (solid state drive). The fast 6 Gb/s SATA interface supports an HDD at its maximum speeds, and an SSD at up to 380 MB/s. Add a high-capacity drive to use as your Mac's Time Machine drive, to back up your computer's data, or to store your ever growing media library. Optionally, you can install one high-performance SSD for blazing-fast access to applications and files. Whichever choice you make, the drive mounts inside the Echo dock, so you can expand your storage without the fuss of adding another external drive, power brick, and cable clutter.

Features

  • Connects Your Peripherals with One Cable—Connect your peripherals to the Echo dock; connect your computer to and disconnect it from the dock using one Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
  • Provides Multiple Interfaces and Thunderbolt 2 Compatibility—Thunderbolt 2 (backward compatible with Thunderbolt 10Gbs), USB 3.0, SATA and eSATA, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio
  • Adds an Optical Drive to Your Computer—Choose between an 8x DVD±RW drive or, optionally, a Blu-ray disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive)
  • Adds Blu-ray Movie Play Support for OS X—When purchased with the Blu-ray drive option, Mac Blu-ray player software is included
  • Supports Internal Hard Drive or SSD Installation—Install one 3.5" hard drive or one 2.5" 6 Gb/s SSD inside the dock
  • Flexible Design—Front and rear USB 3.0 and audio ports, plus the ability to be placed horizontally or vertically, provide the dock great flexibility in use
  • iDevice Charger—USB 3.0 ports can charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod, even while the computer is disconnected, off, or sleeping; one port supports optimized quick charging
  • Wide Range of Display Connection Options—Select from a variety of inexpensive Mini DisplayPort to popular display interfaces such as HDMI, DVI, VGA and Dual-Link DVI
  • Compatible with Every Thunderbolt Mac—Supports any Mac with a Thunderbolt port running OS X 10.8.5+

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Hardware

  • Warranty: 1-year
  • Form Factor: Thunderbolt dock

 

External Connectors:

  • Two eSATA
  • One FireWire 800
  • One RJ-45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Two Thunderbolt 2
  • Four USB 3.0
  • Two audio input
  • Two audio output
  • Power

 

Internal Connectors:  

  • One SATA power
  • One 6 Gb/s SATA data
  • One 3 Gb/s SATA power/data (reserved for optical drive)

 

  • Power Adapter Universal: 80W, 100-240V, 50-60 Hz
  • Operating Temperature: 0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 7.87 x 8.86 x 3.3 in. (20 x 22.5 x 8.38 cm)
  • RoHS Compliant: Yes

 

Internal SATA:

  • Drives Supported: One 3.5" hard drive or one 2.5" 6Gb/s SSD
  • SATA Speed: Up to 6 Gb/s
  • Data Transfer Speed: Up to 380MB/s
  • Boot Support: OS X booting supported

 

External SATA (eSATA):

  • Devices Supported Any storage device with a SATA interface
  • SATA Speed: 6 Gb/s
  • Data Transfer Rate: Up to 380 MB/s
  • Boot Support: OS X booting supported
  • Port Multiplier Support: Yes

 

FireWire 800:

  • Standard: IEEE 1394b Compliant
  • Cables Supported: 9-pin male FireWire 800 cables
  • Peripherals Supported: Supports all industry standard FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 devices
  • Data Transfer Rate: 800/400/200/100 Mb/s
  • Boot Support: OS X booting supported
  • Number of Devices Supported: Up to 63 (data only)
  • Hot Plug: Supports hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connections
  • Chipset: LSI 643ESpacer

 

Gigabit Ethernet

  • Network Connector: One RJ-45 connector supports supports 1000Mb/s, 100Mb/s, and 100Mb/s network speed and Auto-MDI/MDI-X
  • Standard: Compliant with 10/100/1000 IEEE 802.2 Specification
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT, 100BaseTX, 10BaseT)
  • Packets: Maximum packet size: 9000 bytes (Jumbo packets)
  • Wake-on-LAN: Supported
  • Netboot: Supported

 

Thunderbolt 2

  • Connectivity: Thunderbolt 2 (backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 10Gbs)

 

Cables Supported:

  • Standard Thunderbolt (20-pin) male cable
  • Standard Mini DisplayPort (20-pin) male cable (for conecting display only)

 

Peripherals Supported:

  • Supports all industry standard Thunderbolt devices
  • Daisy Chain Up to six devices

 

Hot Plug:

  • Supports hot-pluggable device connection

 

USB 3.0

  • Ports: Two in front plus two in rear
  • Cables Supported: With standard male USB 3.0 A or USB 2.0 A connector
  • Peripherals Supported: Supports all industry standard USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 devices
  • Data Transfer Rate: USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
  • Number of Devices Supported: Up to 30
  • Hot Plug: Supports hot-pluggable device connection

 

Charging:

  • Four ports, each with 7.5W capacity to charge iPad, iPhone, iPod, or other USB battery charging 1.2–compliant device
  • Supports charging while sleeping or disconnected from computer
  • Supports simultaneous charging and synching

 

  • Drive Bootability: Under test

 

Video Support

  • Thunderbolt Display: Native support
  • Mini DisplayPort: Native support
  • HDMI: With Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter (sold separately)
  • DVI: With Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter (sold separately)
  • Dual-Link DVI: With Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter (sold separately)
  • VGA: With Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter (sold separately)
  • Resolution: Dependent on computer video controller specification

 

Audio Connectors

  • Microphone: One 3.5 mm monaural analog microphone jack in front
  • Headphones: One 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack in front; supports stereo optical digital audio out (mini TOSLINK cable required)
  • Line In: One 3.5 mm stereo line level line in jack in rear
  • Speakers: One 3.5 mm stereo speaker jack in rear for powered speakers
  • Priority: Front I/O jacks have priority over rear I/O jacks

 

Front Panel Indicators

  • Power: Power LED indicator
  • SATA Activity: Activity LED indicator for internal and/or external SATA hard drive or SSD

 

Compatibility

  • Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
  • OS X 10.9.3+
  • OS X Server 10.9.3+

What's in the box

  • Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock
  • One power cord
  • User's guide

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