Sonnet Extends Echo Family of Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis with Echo Express II
Sonnet has expanded its Echo family of Thunderbolt expansion chassis for PCIe cards with the new Echo Express II.
Supporting most Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe cards, the new Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion chassis features two PCIe slots and is based on the original Echo Express expansion chassis, with a second slot to support two half-length, full-height, single-width PCIe 2.0 x16 cards. With dual Thunderbolt ports to support daisy chaining of devices, the new Echo chassis includes a universal 100W internal power supply, and three temperature-controlled, variable-speed fans for cooling the cards and the chassis components.
The Echo Express II conserves energy by powering on/off with the computer it is attached to, and enables iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro computers equipped with a Thunderbolt port to use Thunderbolt-compatible professional video capture, audio interface, SAS and SATA HBA, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb Ethernet, and RAID controller cards.
Backed by Sonnet’s Pro 5-year warranty, the Echo Express II (part number ECHO-EXP2H) is available for US$699. For more information on compatible PCIe expansion cards, click here.