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Sonnet Tech Echo Express SEL Thunderbolt 2-To-PCIe Expansion Chassis (One LP Slot)

Brand: Sonnet
SKU: ECHO-EXP-SEL
  • This system allows you to attach a low-profile PCIe card to computers with Thunderbolt Two ports
  • Supports many low-profile PCIe cards (including 16Gb and 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS and SATA host bus adapters and RAID controllers)
  • Attaches to your computer over a solitary Thunderbolt Two cable
  • The card is protected through the utilisation of a variable-speed, temperature-controlled fan which warrants the card and chassis’ workings stay cool
  • Echo Express SEL is intended to be ultra-quiet so that it can be utilised in noise-sensitive situations

Thunderbolt Two – Adaptability. Performance. Bandwidth.

The innovative 10Gbps Thunderbolt interface provided revolutionary bandwidth for peripheral expansion, more than adequate to support the all-out performance of most PCIe cards. However, some high bandwidth adaptors such as the BlueFish 444 Epoch 4K Neutron video I/O card or other bandwidth-hungry cards require more than 10Gbps. Thunderbolt 2 eliminates this wall by offering more bandwidth for challenging applications.

20Gbps Thunderbolt Two Interface

Echo Express SEL features 20Gbps Thunderbolt Two which delivers abundant bandwidth for some of the most challenging, highest performance PCIe cards. It also includes support for the DisplayPort 1.2 protocol which permits video streaming to a 4K video monitor. While the SEL brings maximum performance when linked to a computer with Thunderbolt 2 ports, it is also completely compatible with computers with 10Gbps Thunderbolt, supporting most cards at full-performance.

ThunderLok + Thunderbolt Two Cable – Included At No Additional Charge

Sonnet Tech includes a 1-metre Thunderbolt Two cable and a Sonnet Tech ThunderLok Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to sidestep unintentional cable withdrawals —simply slide it over one end of the cable and then plug in the connector and secure it to the chassis by rotating a thumbscrew. Because of its innovative design, ThunderLok stays on the cable so it won’t get misplaced when not utilised.

Silent Operation

Echo Express SEL has been created to be ultra-quiet so that it can work easily in noise-sensitive situations. The airflow path within the chassis has been specifically planned to allow the temperature-controlled, adjustable speed fan to silently and proficiently cool the fitted card at all times, even throughout peak operation.

Intended For Low-Profile PCIe Cards

Echo Express SEL supports one half-length (up to 16.8 cms long), low-profile, single-width PCIe card; PCIe 1.1, PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 3.0 cards are also supported.

Smart Design and Auto Power

Made of tough and lightweight aluminum, Echo Express SEL firmly houses the installed PCIe card. Inside, the card is protected through the utilisation of a variable-speed, temperature-controlled fan which makes sure that the card and chassis’ workings stay dependably cool. The inside fan robotically speeds up as needed to cool the fitted card when it’s hot and slows down when it’s cool. Subsequently, Echo Express products robotically power on and off with your computer, so there is no power switch on the chassis, guaranteeing that you won’t waste energy by leaving it running.

Almost Every Thunderbolt-Compatible, Low-Profile PCIe Card Maintained

The Echo Express SEL houses an extensive assortment of PCIe cards. Do you have a card in mind but aren’t sure it’s companionable? Sonnet Tech has organised a list of supporting PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart (PDF). There you’ll find cards acknowledged as compliant to Thunderbolt technology requirements and ordered by fit and power compatibility with specific expansion systems.

Complimentary Lifetime Tech Support

‍Sonnet Tech was established in Irvine, California in 1986. Since then, they’ve established and brought to market many ground-breaking and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac, Windows and other industry-standard computers. Many of their employees (including engineers) have been with the company for more than 20 years (some have been there since the commencement). They have a wealth of knowledge about their current and past products. Should you ever require technical support on one of their products, contact them; they’ll be able to assist you.

Thunderbolt Two Connectivity

Over its x8 PCIe 2.0 slot, this little expansion system supports many low-profile PCIe cards (including 16Gb and 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS and SATA host bus adapters and RAID controllers) and attaches to your computer over a solitary Thunderbolt Two cable.

1-Slot Thunderbolt Two Desktop Expansion System For Low-Profile PCIe Cards

This system allows you to attach a low-profile PCIe card to computers with Thunderbolt 2 ports. Unfortunately although ultra-light notebooks, small form factor and all-in-one Mac, Windows and Linux computers are slender marvels of engineering, they also come with a cost—there’s nowhere to connect PCIe cards that offer extra connectivity and processing proficiencies. Sonnet Tech’s Echo™ Express SEL is a compacted, desktop Thunderbolt™ Two to PCIe card expansion system that fixes that problem, allowing you to attach a low-profile PCIe card to any computer with Thunderbolt Two ports.

Key Features

  • Power For Peripherals: Daisy chain port offers up to 10W of power to linked peripherals.
  • Rugged Aluminum Housing: Delivers strong and safe protection.
  • Energy Saver Mode: Powers on/off robotically with the computer.
  • Remarkably Quiet: Temperature-controlled, variable-speed fan robotically and silently cools the card.
  • Two Thunderbolt Two Ports: One port links to your computer; the second port supports daisy-chaining of up to five extra Thunderbolt peripheral devices.
  • Small Package – Complete Performance: Smallest Thunderbolt 2 to PCIe card expansion system obtainable; supports the most prevalent low-profile, Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe cards at complete performance.
  • 20Gbps Thunderbolt Two Interface: Complete Thunderbolt Two performance; backward companionable with 10Gbps Thunderbolt.
  • One PCIe 2.0 Slot: Supports one low-profile PCIe card.
  • Attach A Low-Profile PCIe Card: Utilise a high-performance PCIe card with any computer with a Thunderbolt 2 port.

Thunderbolt Three Upgrade

‍If you have already purchased an Echo Express SEL, Sonnet Tech offers a Thunderbolt Three upgrade card – the upgrade is as easy as swapping a PCIe card in the chassis. If you’re in the looking for a Thunderbolt Three to PCIe card expansion system, the Echo Express SEL (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) is also available.

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