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Sonnet Echo Express SE II Thunderbolt 2 to PCIE Expansion Chassis

Small and Lightweight Double-slot PCIe Chassis over Thunderbolt 2
Part No: SON-ECHOEXPSE2

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" 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.

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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" 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" wide by 4.6" tall by 11" 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 ports that support daisy chaining of up to six devices to a single port on your computer.

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.

Features

Provides PCIe Card Expansion

Use high-performance PCIe card with Thunderbolt-equipped computers


Thunderbolt 2 Interface

Maximum performance with computers with 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology, backward compatible with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology


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


Thunderbolt Cable & Lock Included

Includes Thunderbolt cable and Thunderbolt cable lock to secure cable from accidental disconnections

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Form Factor: Desktop

External Connectors: Two Thunderbolt, 12V power

Expansion Slots :-

  • One x16 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0
  • One x8 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0

PCIe Cards Supported: Two half-length (up to 7.75" long), single-width, full-height x8 PCIe 2.0 cards plus one daughter card

Compatible PCIe Cards: Up-to-date PCIe cards listed on our supporting PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart

Power Adapter :-

  • Input: 100-240V AC 1.6A, 50-60 Hz
  • Output: 12V@7.0A (80W)

PCIe Card Minimum Guaranteed Power: 25W

Operating Temperature: 0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)

RoHS Compliant: Yes


Package Contents :-

  • Echo Express SE II chassis
  • Universal power adapter
  • Power cord
  • Thunderbolt cable
  • Thunderbolt cable lock


Dimensions and Weight

  • (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)

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