Echo Express SEL (Thunderbolt 2 Compact Desktop Edition with 1 PCIe Slot)
Part No. ECHO-EXP-SEL - IN STOCK.
Use a Low-Profile PCIe Card with Thunderbolt Computers
Lacking Expansion Slots
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 latest Mac Pro®. Proven to be a processing powerhouse and packed with Thunderbolt™ 2 and USB 3.0 ports, it lacks the PCIe expansion slots necessary to install specialty cards to connect various video and audio inputs, for transcoding data, and to connect to high-speed storage and networks. 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 system 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 any Mac® or Windows® computer with a Thunderbolt 2 port. Additionally, the Echo Express is backward compatible with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology and upgradeable to Thunderbolt 3.
Echo Express SEL: Low-Profile Desktop Expansion
Echo Express SEL provides single PCIe card expansion in a a light and portable enclosure. It supports one half-length (up to 6.6 inches long), low-profile, single-width PCIe card. PCIe 1.1, PCIe 2.0, and PCIe 3.0 cards are supported. Additionally, the Echo Express SEL features:
- Upgradeable to Thunderbolt 3
- Thunderbolt 2 Interface (with Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports)
- Backward Compatible with 10Gbps Thunderbolt Technology
- Quiet, Temperature-Controlled Fan
- Rugged Aluminum Enclosure
- Most Compact Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Expansion System Available
- Thunderbolt Cable and ThunderLok Retainer Clip
- 1-Year Warranty