Sonnet Echo Express SEL Thunderbolt 2 to PCIE Expansion Chassis

Small and Lightweight Single-slot PCIe Chassis over Thunderbolt 2

Featuring 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology that provides sufficient bandwidth to support many of the highest performance and most demanding PCIe cards, the Echo Express SEL delivers maximum performance when connected to a computer with Thunderbolt 2. The SEL is also fully compatible with computers with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology, supporting most cards at full-performance.

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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. Smaller in size and more portable, they're very desirable. For pros in the creative fields, processing power alone is not enough. A prime example is the new 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 new Pro is loaded with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 ports, but it lacks the PCIe expansion slots necessary for you to install specialty high bandwidth NIC cards, or HBAs and RAID controller cards for high-performance storage. With the Echo Express SEL, 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 very compact desktop Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion chassis is ideal for connecting one professional 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS/SATA host bus adapter or RAID controller PCIe card to any Mac® with a Thunderbolt port.

Use PCIe Expansion Cards with Computers Lacking Slots

Use high-performance PCIe cards with any Mac with a Thunderbolt port

Thunderbolt 2 Interface

Maximum performance with computers with Thunderbolt 2 technology, backward compatible with host computers and other devices equipped with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology

Small and Light

Most compact Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe expansion system available, designed to fit the most popular Thunderbolt-compatible high-speed networking and storage controller interface cards

One PCIe Slot

Supports low-profile 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  

Energy Saver Mode

Powers on/off automatically with the computer

Rugged Aluminum Housing

Provides robust and secure protection for any environment

New Thunderbolt Cable Included

Includes Thunderbolt cable

More Information

Form Factor: Desktop

External Connectors: Two Thunderbolt, Power

Expansion Slot: One x8 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 2.0

PCIe Cards Supported: One low-profile PCIe card

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

Power Supply: Universal 80W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz

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

RoHS Compliant: Yes

Package Contents :-

  • Echo Express SEL chassis
  • Power adapter
  • Power cord
  • Thunderbolt cable
  • Documentation


Dimensions and Weight

(WxDxH) 4 x 8.42 x 2.82 in. (10.16 x 21.39 x 7.16 cm)

Weight: 1.75 lbs (3.4 kg)

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