Sonnet Echo Express SE IIIe Thunderbolt 3 Expansion System for PCIe Cards

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ECHO-EX-SE3E-T3

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Connect Three Full-height, Half-length+ PCIe Cards to Computers with Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Although thin Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® computers with Thunderbolt™ 3 ports offer processing power to spare, for many users (such as pros in the creative fields) onboard processing power alone is not enough. Sonnet's Echo™ Express SE IIIe is a compact, desktop Thunderbolt™ 3 to PCIe card expansion system that enables you to connect three professional PCIe cards at the same time to any computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The Echo Express SE IIIe 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.

The Thunderbolt 3 Connection
This compact desktop expansion system supports three professional PCIe cards (video capture; audio DSP; 6Gb or 12Gb SAS or SATA host bus adapter; 10Gb, 25Gb, or 40Gb Ethernet; or RAID controller; etc.) and connects them to your computer through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Nearly Every Thunderbolt-Compatible, Non-GPU PCIe Card Supported
Smaller than the 3-slot Echo Express III-D (Thunderbolt 3 Edition), the Echo Express SE IIIe is still large enough to support nearly every Thunderbolt 3 compatible card available. With its three x8 slots, the SE IIIe supports PCIe 3.0, PCIe 2.0, and PCIe 1.1 cards up to 7.75 inches long.

The Echo Express SE IIIe is designed to be ultra-quiet so that it can be comfortably used in noise-sensitive environments. Its enclosure is ventilated front and back to facilitate airflow over the cards bya large, quiet, temperature-controlled fan to efficiently cool the system. The fan automatically speeds up and slows down smoothly as needed - there's no guesswork in deciding which fan speed to select.

Sonnet includes a 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable that, unlike some other cables, transfers data at Thunderbolt 3's full 2750 MB/s bandwidth, and supports up to 100W of Power Delivery (PD). Sonnet also provides a ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip(1) that prevents accidental cable disconnections - just slide it over one end of the cable, and then plug in the connector and secure it to the chassis by turning a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok remains on the cable so it won't get lost when not in use.

Key Features
• Connect PCIe Cards - Use multiple high-performance PCIe cards with any computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port.
• Three PCIe 3.0 x8 Slots - Supports three full-height, half-length+ (up to 7.75 inches long), 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 capabilities of Thunderbolt 2.
• Pro Performance. Compact Design. - Takes up little space on the desktop, but large enough to support nearly every Thunderbolt-compatible non-GPU PCIe card at full performance.
• Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports - One port connects to computer; second port supports daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices.
• Remarkably Quiet - Temperature-controlled, variable-speed fan automatically and quietly cools the cards.
• Energy Saver Mode - Powers on/off automatically with the computer.
• Rugged Aluminum Housing - Provides robust and secure protection.
• Pro Power - Auxiliary PCIe power connector for a power-hungry card; daisy chain port provides up to 15W of power to connected peripherals.

Package Contents
- Echo Express SE IIIe
- Universal power adapter
- Power cord
- 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
- ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt Connector Retainer Clip(1)
- Documentation

Specifications
Form Factor: Desktop expansion system

External Connectors:
• Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
• 12V power port

Internal Connector:
• 6-pin Mini-Fit Jr (same type as on legacy Mac Pro motherboard; provides power for PCIe card that requires supplemental power)

Expansion Slots:
• One x8 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 3.0
• Two x8 mechanical (x8 electrical) PCIe 3.0

PCIe Cards Supported:
• One half-length+ (up to 7.75 inches long), double-width, full-height x8 PCIe card, plus one
single-width card or
• Three half-length+, single-width, full-height x8 PCIe cards

Power Adapter: Universal 120W, 100-240V, 50-60 Hz, NRTL Certified

Fan: Noctua NF-R8 redux-1800 at 17.1dB(A)

Operating Temperature: 0C to 35C (32F to 95F)

RoHS Compliant: Yes

Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.5 x 11 x 4.6 in. (16.5 x 27.9 x 11.7 cm)
Weight: 2.6 lbs. (1.18 kg)

Notes
1) ThunderLok 3 compatible specifically with Sonnet 0.5- and 0.7 meter Thunderbolt 3 cables; Sonnet 1- and 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables require ThunderLok 3L.
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