Sonnet Echo Express III-R Thunderbolt 3 (Demo Deal)

Thunderbolt 3-to-PCIe card expansion system
MFR# ECHO-EXP3FR-TB3
Sonnet Echo Express III-R Thunderbolt 3 (Demo Deal)

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Description

Connect Three Full-Length PCIe Cards to Any Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 Port

For pros working in the creative fields, a computer’s processing power alone is not enough to get the job done. A prime example is the latest MacBook Pro, which, while offering great performance, lacks the PCIe expansion slots necessary to support specialty cards that connect pro video and audio inputs, transcode data, and connect to high-speed storage and networks. Instead of slots, these computers include ultra high-performance Thunderbolt 3 ports to support peripherals. The Sonnet Echo Express III-R Thunderbolt 3 leverages the Thunderbolt 3 ports’ PCIe data to connect PCIe expansion slots outside of a computer. This desktop Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion chassis enables you to connect three professional PCIe cards—including video capture, audio interface, SAS or SATA HBA, 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and RAID controllers—at the same time to any Mac or Windows computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port.

The Echo Express III-R (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) features a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface, which offers double the PCIe bandwidth and connectivity of Thunderbolt 2, and yields up to 2750 MB/s of bandwidth, enabling it to support 4K video capture and processing cards at high frame rates, and 16Gb FC cards and dual-port 10GbE cards at full performance. With the ability to handle multiple demanding, highest performance PCIe cards, support for connecting two 4K displays @ 60 Hz or one 5K display @ 60 Hz, and support for a vast array of Thunderbolt and USB devices, Thunderbolt 3 is a leap forward in every way.

Three PCIe 3.0 Slots, No Compromise

Sonnet’s Echo Express III-R supports three full-size PCIe cards, up to 12.28 inches (full-length) long. The III-R integrates a universal 300 W power supply and includes a 75 W PCIe power connector for cards that require supplementary power, such as the RED ROCKET-X.

Even with all that power, the III-R is enviro-friendly; it automatically powers on or off whenever the connected computer powers on or wakes, or powers off or sleeps, respectively.

40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 — USB C That Does It All

The Echo Express III-R (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) includes two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports; the first is used for connection to your computer, while the second supports daisy chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices to a single port on your computer. The III-R includes 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, meaning you can connect a USB device to the second port using the proper cable or adapter. The III-R also provides full support for connecting two 4K displays @ 60 Hz or one 5K display @ 60 Hz. For connected devices requiring extra power, 15 watts is provided to connected bus-powered devices.

Features:

  • Connects Three Full-Length PCIe Cards to any Mac and Windows Computer with Thunderbolt 3 Ports—Use multiple high-performance PCIe cards at the same time
  • Three PCIe 3.0 Slots—Supports three full-height, single-width cards, or one double-width card plus one single-width card
  • 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface—Offers 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth, doubling the performance of Thunderbolt 2
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Ports—One port used to connect to the computer; second port supports daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices to your computer, attaching a single USB(6) peripheral device, or connecting up to two 4K displays or one 5K display
  • Remarkably Quiet—Large, temperature-controlled, variable-speed fans that automatically cool the cards, plus computer-modeled design that reduces airflow turbulence and velocity, combine to provide quieter cooling for all cards
  • Built-in Universal Power Supply—Integrated 300 W power supply with 75W auxiliary power connector
  • Rugged Steel Housing—Provides robust and secure protection
  • Power for Peripherals—Provides up to 15W of power to connected peripherals
  • Every Thunderbolt 3 and macOS-compatible Card Supported—Works with every Thunderbolt 3 and macOS-compatible PCIe card, regardless of length or height
  • Thunderbolt Cable Included—Includes 1-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
  • 5-Year Warranty Included at No Extra Cost—No extra charge for a 5-year warranty
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