If you’re a creative pro with a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac, these are exciting times! The blazing-fast connectivity protocol has opened up a brave new world of possibilities, and forward-looking companies have responded with a bevy of cutting-edge products aimed at making pro audio and video production easier and more streamlined than ever – by giving your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, or iMac the expansion slots necessary to install specialty PCIe cards.
The Magma ExpressBox 3T expansion chassis lets you add up to three full-length PCIe cards to your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac, giving you access to pro-level audio interfaces in a portable and expandable solution. The Avid-approved ExpressBox 3T sports dual Thunderbolt ports that allow you to daisy-chain additional Thunderbolt devices to your computer.
Sonnet Technologies offers a full line of Thunderbolt expansion chassis to juice your creativity. Sonnet’s Echo Express SE lets you leverage the impressive processing power of your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac. With support for Avid, Lynx, RME, SSL, Universal Audio, and more, Sonnet makes its plug-and-play easy to use full-sized professional audio interfaces, video capture, SAS and SATA HBA, 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10GB Ethernet, and RAID controller PCIe cards.
Sonnet’s RackMac mini accommodates up to two aluminum-style Mac minis in a single-rackspace chassis that includes everything you need to put these compact CPUs to work in your rack. With your minis safely housed in the enclosure, you get full access to the disc slots, plus the convenience of front-panel power buttons and USB connectors.
Creative professionals have relied on LaCie peripherals for years. The LaCie d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series hard drive is the external storage you need when time is money and your career is on the line. Rock stable and ultra-reliable, this drive features transfer speeds that only Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 can deliver, so you can say goodbye to track limits, sample-streaming errors, and dropped frames. These are smoking-fast drives!
Today’s Thunderbolt technology fulfills what was, until recently, just a dream: fitting a professional-caliber recording system into your backpack. With Thunderbolt, the dream has become reality!