Add ExpressCard/34 and SxS Memory Card Reader Support Through Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt technology is amazing—the speed and versatility (supporting high-resolution displays plus high-performance data devices through a single, compact port) make it clear that this is next generation I/O technology. But what about connecting legacy FireWire® and eSATA peripherals, as well as USB 3.0 devices and high speed memory cards such as SxS™ media? Sonnet’s Echo ExpressCard Pro expands Thunderbolt connectivity to any computer with a Thunderbolt port, enabling you to use a wide variety of ExpressCard/34 cards to add a range of interfaces and capabilities to your system. Plus, it’s the fastest, least expensive SxS memory card reader available!
Imagine adding more FireWire or USB 3.0 ports or a Gigabit Ethernet or eSATA interface through a single Thunderbolt adapter. Echo ExpressCard Pro allows you to choose your connections and add more to your setup. Because this adapter supports hot-swapping(1), you can select and change the ExpressCard to use as needed—it supports most Sonnet ExpressCard/34 cards, such as our FireWire interfaces and SDXC™ card readers, select Gigabit Ethernet adapters, USB 3.0 interfaces, eSATA controllers, and interface cards for our Qio™ E3 and Qio CF4 pro media readers. Echo ExpressCard Pro also supports specialty adapters like RME’s HDSPe ExpressCard, plus interface cards for the AJA® io Express and the Matrox® MX02 family. Support for Sony® SxS memory cards simply requires the installation of Sony’s latest SxS driver(2).
Set up for this Thunderbolt adapter is simple—just connect it directly to your computer or at the end of a Thunderbolt device chain with a Thunderbolt cable (not included, sold at the Sonnet Online Store). There’s no software to install and no power supply to plug in. Plug the ExpressCard/34 card or SxS memory card into the adapter as you would into a notebook computer’s ExpressCard slot, install software for the adapter if necessary, and you are ready to work.
Expands Your Computer’s Connectivity and Capabilities—Enables you to use ExpressCard/34 adapters with Thunderbolt technology-equipped computers
Reads SxS Memory Cards—Ingests footage from SxS memory cards at up to 400 MB/s
Fast Interface—High-performance 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt technology, 5.0 Gb/s ExpressCard 2.0
Supports Common ExpressCard/34 Adapters—Supports a wide range of interfaces from Gigabit Ethernet and eSATA controllers to FireWire and USB 3.0
Supports Qio Interface Adapters—Enables use of Qio, Qio E3, and Qio CF4 pro media readers via ExpressCard interface with Thunderbolt technology-enabled computers
Supports Specialty ExpressCard/34 Adapters— Supports ExpressCard adapters for specialty devices such as AJA® io Express and Prism Sound ADA-8XR and Orpheus
Fastest and Least Expensive SxS Memory Card Reader with Thunderbolt Technology. High-performance SxS memory cards are used in Sony’s popular XDCAM® EX™ line of professional HD camcorders and the ARRI® ALEXA line of digital cameras. With the added capability to read SxS, SxS-1™, SxS Pro™ and SxS Pro+ cards, the Echo ExpressCard Pro instantly becomes the least expensive high-speed SxS memory card reader available with the ingest of SxS cards at up to 150 MB/s.
Supports Ultimate Performance with PCIe 2.0 Interface for ExpressCard 2.0 Cards
Echo ExpressCard Pro supports ExpressCard 2.0 cards at full bandwidth for the ultimate performance (for example, Sonnet’s newest super-fast pro eSATA cards yield read/write speeds as high as 375 MB/s). In addition, the adapter ingests footage from SxS memory cards at up to 400 MB/s. Echo ExpressCard Pro includes a 5-year warranty and gives you the additional connectivity you need, today.
Versatile Connectivity via Thunderbolt. Sonnet’s Echo ExpressCard Pro opens a world of connectivity options to any Thunderbolt technology-enabled computer. ExpressCard/34 adapters, originally intended for use with notebook computers, offer users additional connectivity and functionality beyond what’s available through their computers’ stock configuration. With Echo ExpressCard Pro, you can have an eSATA Thunderbolt adapter, a Gigabit Ethernet adapter, a USB 3.0 adapter, a FireWire 800 Thunderbolt adapter, or an SDXC or CF Thunderbolt adapter.
ExpressCard adapter for use with compatible Sonnet and third-party ExpressCards and computers with Thunderbolt ports. In addition, Echo ExpressCard Pro is the fastest and least expensive SxS memory card reader with Thunderbolt technology.
Docks & Adaptors
16-port docking station for Mac computers with a Thunderbolt port. Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, 6Gb/s SATA and eSATA, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio interfaces. Includes choice of 8x DVD±RW drive, Blu-ray BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive, or 4x BD-R/8x DVD±RW drive; also available without optical drive. Supports installation of one 3.5" hard drive or two 2.5" SSDs or hard drives; model without optical drive supports additional 2.5" drive. Two Thunderbolt 2 ports support daisy chaining of up to six peripheral devices to a single port on the host computer.
Docks & Adaptors
Professional dual-slot CFast 2.0 card reader for computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Supports ingest from any CFast card at maximum speeds, and simultaneous ingest of two cards at up to 1000 MB/s. Features a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface with user-replaceable, captive 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable with USB-C connector.