Connect Three Full-Length PCIe Cards to Any Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 Port
For pros working in the creative fields, a computer’s processing power alone is not enough to get the job done. A prime example is the latest MacBook Pro®, which, while offering great performance, lacks the PCIe expansion slots necessary to support specialty cards that connect pro video and audio inputs, transcode data, and connect to high-speed storage and networks. Instead of slots, these computers include ultra high-performance Thunderbolt™ 3 ports to support peripherals. Sonnet’s Echo™ Express III-R (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) leverages the Thunderbolt 3 ports’ PCIe data to connect PCIe expansion slots outside of a computer. This desktop Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion chassis enables you to connect three professional PCIe cards—including video capture, audio interface, SAS or SATA HBA, 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and RAID controllers—at the same time to any Mac® or Windows®(1) computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port.
The Echo Express III-R (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) 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(2)(3). With the ability to handle multiple demanding, highest performance PCIe cards, support for connecting two 4K displays @ 60Hz or one 5K display @ 60Hz(4), and support for a vast array of Thunderbolt(5) and USB(6) devices, Thunderbolt 3 is a leap forward in every way.
Connects Three Full-Length PCIe Cards to any Mac® and Windows Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 Ports—Use multiple high-performance PCIe cards at the same time
Three PCIe 3.0 Slots—Supports three full-height, 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 of Thunderbolt 2
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Ports—One port used to connect to the computer; second port supports daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt(5) peripheral devices to your computer, attaching a single USB(6) peripheral device, or connecting up to two 4K displays or one 5K display(4)
Remarkably Quiet—Large, temperature-controlled, variable-speed fans that automatically cool the cards, plus computer-modeled design that reduces airflow turbulence and velocity, combine to provide quieter cooling for all cards
Built-in Universal Power Supply—Integrated 300W power supply with 75W auxiliary power connector
Rugged Aluminum Housing—Provides robust and secure protection
Power for Peripherals—Provides up to 15W of power to connected peripherals
Every Thunderbolt 3- and macOS®-compatible Card Supported—Works with every Thunderbolt 3- and macOS compatible PCIe card, regardless of length or height
Thunderbolt Cable Included—Includes 1-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
5-Year Warranty Included at No Extra Cost—No extra charge for a 5-year warranty
Three PCIe 3.0 Slots, No Compromise
Sonnet’s Echo Express III-R supports three full-size PCIe cards, up to 12.28 inches (full-length) long. The III-R integrates a universal 300W power supply and includes a 75W PCIe power connector for cards that require supplementary power, such as the Avid® Pro Tools|HDX or the RED® ROCKET-X.
Even with all that power, the III-R is enviro-friendly; it automatically powers on or off whenever the connected computer powers on or wakes, or powers off or sleeps, respectively.
Compact, desktop 1-slot Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System for a low-profile PCIe card; features temperature-controlled fan and two Thunderbolt 3 ports to support daisy chaining of up to six devices.
Compact, desktop, 3-slot Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System for up to three full-height, half-length+ PCIe cards. Features temperature-controlled fan, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Portable eGPU for computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Features AMD Radeon RX 560 or RX 570 GPU, temperature-controlled fan, three DisplayPort ports, one HDMI port, and one Thunderbolt 3 port.
Desktop, 1-slot Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System for up to full-height, half-length+, double-width PCIe card. Features temperature-controlled fan, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Second Thunderbolt 3 port supports daisy chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices, a single USB 3 Gen 1 (5Gb) or Gen 2 (10Gb) peripheral device, or one 5K or two 4K displays.
Desktop, 1-slot Thunderbolt 3 to eGPU Expansion System for eGPU-compatible GPU cards; also supports every other Thunderbolt-compatible card available up to full-length, full-height, and double-width. Features temperature-controlled fan, and one Thunderbolt 3 port. Thunderbolt Certified for Mac and Windows.