Sonnet Echo Express SEL Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Expansion Chassis (One low profile slot). Compatible with Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 port with an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter


Use a Low-Profile PCIe Card with Computers Lacking 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. For pros in the creative fields, processing power alone is not enough; PCIe expansion slots are necessary to install specialty high bandwidth NIC cards, or HBAs and RAID controller cards for high-performance storage.

Leveraging the power of Thunderbolt technology, Sonnet’s compact and easily transportable Echo Express SEL Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion System enables the connection of one low-profile professional 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS/SATA host bus adapter or RAID controller PCIe card to any Mac® or Windows® PC(1) with a Thunderbolt port.

Product Description

Key Features

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

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 2 Ports—Supports daisy-chaining up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices

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