Sonnet Echo Express SE I Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Expansion Chassis (One slot). Compatible with Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 port with an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
Connect a Full-Height, Half-Length+ PCIe Card to Computers Without Expansion Slots.
Today’s ultra-light notebooks, mini, and all-in-one desktop computers have tremendous processing power—power once found in only full-size workstation or large desktop computers. Smaller in size and more portable, they’re very desirable, but lack internal expansion capabilities. The Mac Pro is loaded with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 ports, but it lacks the PCIe expansion slots necessary for you to install specialty audio, video, networking, and storage controller interface cards.
With the Echo Express SE I, 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 desktop Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe card expansion system is ideal for connecting one professional video capture, audio interface, SAS or SATA HBA, 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gigabit Ethernet, or RAID controller PCIe card to any Mac® or Windows® PC(1) with a Thunderbolt port.
Use PCIe Expansion Cards with Computers Lacking Slots—Use high-performance PCIe cards with any Mac or Windows PC 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
Thunderbolt 3 Upgrade —Upgrade to 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 with a replacement Thunderbolt 3 interface card
Compact and Light—Take up little space on the desktop, but large enough to accommodate most Thunderbolt-compatible cards
One PCIe Slot—Supports one half-length+ (up to 7.75 inches long), full-height, single-width PCIe card (plus one daughter card)
Two Thunderbolt 2 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
Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok Included—Includes Thunderbolt cable and ThunderLok Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections