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Sonnet Echo Express III-R Thunderbolt 3 Rackmount
Sonnet Echo Express III-R Thunderbolt 3 Rackmount Front
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Sonnet Echo Express III-R Thunderbolt 3 Rackmount Edition

  • Vendor: Sonnet
  • Product Type: Capture & Playback

Special Order Item - Lead time of 3 weeks from order

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 PC computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port.

Echo Express III-R Thunderbolt 3 Rackmount Expansion

Echo Express III-R (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) provides PCIe card expansion in a rackmount enclosure. With three PCIe slots, you can use every Thunderbolt-compatible card supported, regardless of length or height. Additionally, this Echo Express system features:

  • Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) Interface (with Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • Provides Space for Installing Additional Mobile Rack Device Mounting Kits
  • Quiet, Temperature-Controlled Fans
  • Integrated 300W Universal Power Supply (with 75W Auxiliary Power Connector for Power-Hungry PCIe Cards)
  • Rugged Aluminum Enclosure
  • 1-meter Thunderbolt 3 Cable
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Made and Designed in the USA

For more information head over to the Sonnet website.

Warranty 2-year
Form Factor Rackmount expansion system
External Connectors Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
Internal Connector 6-pin Mini-Fit Jr (same type as on legacy Mac Pro motherboard; provides up to 75W of power for PCIe cards that require supplemental power)
Expansion Slots Top to Bottom:
One x8 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 3.0
One x16 mechanical (x8 electrical) PCIe 3.0
One x8 mechanical (x8 electrical) PCIe 3.0
PCIe Cards Supported One full length, full-height, double-width PCIe card, plus one single-width card or
Three full length, full-height, single-width PCIe cards
Compatible PCIe Cards PCIe cards listed on our supporting PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart and as specified by card manufacturers
Power Supply Universal 300W, 115-230V AC, 50-60 Hz
Operating Temperature 0˚C to 35˚C
Dimensions (WxDxH) 48.26 x 40.6 x 8.85 cm
Weight 8.6 kg
RoHS Compliant Yes
Package Contents Echo Express III-R (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe Card Expansion System
Power cord
0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt Connector Retainer Clip
Mac Compatibility Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports
Mac with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port with an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
macOS 10.12.6+
macOS Mojave Compatible
PC Compatibility See FAQ (for SE III/III-D & III-R Thunderbolt 3 Editions)
PCIe Card Compatibility For up-to-date PCIe card compatibility see our PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart
Specifications correct at time of publication