Sonnet Echo Express SE II Thunderbolt 2 to PCIE Expansion Chassis
Small and Lightweight Double-slot PCIe Chassis over Thunderbolt 2
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.
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.
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
Automatically operates slowly and quietly with cooler cards, provides better cooling for hot cards
Energy Saver Mode
Powers on/off automatically with the computer
80W power supply handles any combination of cards
Portable protection for any environment
Thunderbolt Cable & Lock Included
Includes Thunderbolt cable and Thunderbolt cable lock to secure cable from accidental disconnections
Form Factor: Desktop
External Connectors: Two Thunderbolt, 12V power
Expansion Slots :-
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 :-
PCIe Card Minimum Guaranteed Power: 25W
Operating Temperature: 0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)
RoHS Compliant: Yes
Package Contents :-
Dimensions and Weight