Sonnet Echo Pro ExpressCard PCIe 2.0 34 Thunderbolt Adapter
Expand your computer’s connectivity and capabilities with the Sonnet Echo Pro ExpressCard PCIe 2.0 34 Thunderbolt Adapter. This adapter allows you to use ExpressCard/34 adapters with Thunderbolt technology-equipped computers, and supports a wide range of interfaces and capabilities. Read SxS memory cards at up to 100 MB/s and enjoy high-performance 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt technology. Compatible with MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Expanding Beyond the Box
Thunderbolt technology is amazing鈥攖he speed (up to 10Gb/s) and versatility (supporting high-resolution displays plus high-performance data devices through a single, compact port) make it clear that this is the next generation I/O technology, available today. But what about connecting existing FireWire庐 and eSATA peripherals, as well as high speed memory cards? Sonnet鈥檚 Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapters expand Thunderbolt connectivity to support more than just storage systems and monitors. This Sonnet adapter adds an ExpressCard/34 slot to any computer to which it鈥檚 connected, enabling you to use a wide variety of ExpressCard/34 cards to add a range of interfaces and capabilities to your system. Plus, it鈥檚 the fastest, least expensive SxS鈩?memory card reader available!Imagine adding more FireWire ports or an eSATA interface through a single Thunderbolt adapter. These card adapters allow you to choose your connections and add more to your setup. Because these adapters support hot-swapping, you can select and change the ExpressCard to use as needed鈥攖hey supports most Sonnet ExpressCard/34 cards (with a PCI Express interface), such as our FireWire interfaces, CompactFlash庐 and SDXC鈩?card readers, select eSATA controllers, and interface cards for our Qio鈩?CF4 and Qio E3 pro media readers. They also support specialty adapters like RME鈥檚 HDSPe ExpressCard, plus interface cards for the AJA庐 io Express and the Matrox庐 MX02 family. Support for Sony庐 SxS memory cards simply requires the installation of Sony鈥檚 latest SxS driver*.
Set up for these Sonnet adapters is simple鈥攋ust connect one directly to your computer or at the end of a Thunderbolt device chain with a Thunderbolt cable (not included, sold at the Apple Store)鈥攖hat鈥檚 it. There鈥檚 no software to install and no power supply to plug in. Plug the ExpressCard/34 card or SxS memory card into the Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter as you would into a notebook computer鈥檚 ExpressCard slot, install software for the adapter if necessary, and you are ready to work.
Pro Model Supports Ultimate Performance with PCIe 2.0 Interface for ExpressCard 2.0 Cards
Available in two versions, the original Echo ExpressCard Thunderbolt Adapter is suitable for most applications; the Pro version supports ExpressCard 2.0 cards at full bandwidth for the ultimate performance (for example, Sonnet鈥檚 newest super-fast Pro eSATA cards yield read/write speeds as high as 375 MB/s.) Both models ingest footage from SxS memory cards at up to 100 MB/s. The Echo Express Pro also includes a 5-year warranty. Sonnet鈥檚 Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapters give you the additional connectivity you need, today.
- Echo Pro or Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter(1)
- Quick Start Guide
- Expands Your Computer’s Connectivity and Capabilities鈥擡nables you to use ExpressCard/34 adapters with Thunderbolt technology-equipped computers
- Reads SxS Memory Cards鈥擨ngests footage from SxS memory cards at up to 100 MB/s
- Fast Interface鈥擧igh-performance 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt technology, 5.0 Gb/s ExpressCard 2.0 (Pro model) or 2.5 Gb/s ExpressCard interface
- Supports Common ExpressCard/34 Adapters鈥擲upports Sonnet Pro CompactFlash and SDXC readers; FireWire, and select eSATA adapters
- Supports Qio Interface Adapters鈥擡nables use of Qio CF4 and Qio E3 pro media readers with Thunderbolt technology-enabled computers
- Compatible with MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is the maximum speed of Thunderbolt technology?
- Can I connect FireWire and eSATA peripherals to this adapter?
- Does this adapter support hot-swapping?
The maximum speed of Thunderbolt technology is 10 Gb/s.
Yes, you can connect existing FireWire and eSATA peripherals to this adapter.
Yes, this adapter supports hot-swapping, allowing you to select and change the ExpressCard as needed.
The Sonnet Echo Pro ExpressCard PCIe 2.0 34 Thunderbolt Adapter is a versatile and high-performance adapter that expands your computer’s connectivity and capabilities. With Thunderbolt technology, you can connect a wide range of ExpressCard/34 adapters and enjoy fast data transfer speeds. Whether you need to connect FireWire, eSATA, or SxS memory cards, this adapter has you covered. Its simple setup and compatibility with MacBook Pro with Retina Display make it a convenient choice for professionals and enthusiasts alike. Upgrade your system today with the Sonnet Echo Pro ExpressCard PCIe 2.0 34 Thunderbolt Adapter.