Sonnet Technologies Echo Express SE II - 2 PCIe Slot, Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis

Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis with Two PCIe Slots and Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports
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Add PCIe Cards to Your Mac with Lightning-fast Thunderbolt 2

Sonnet Technologies' Echo Express SE II Thunderbolt expansion chassis lets you connect two high-performance, professional PCIe cards to any Mac with a Thunderbolt port. Compatible with both Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 Macs, the Echo Express SE II gives you two PCIe slots that support two half-length+ (up to 7.75" long), full-height, single-width cards, and sports dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy-chaining your other devices. If your audio or video projects require the high bandwidth and low latency that only PCIe can provide, supercharge your Mac with a Sonnet Technologies Echo Express SE II Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis.

Sonnet Technologies Echo Express SE II Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis at a Glance:
  • Lightning-fast connectivity for pro applications
  • Supercharge your laptop's capabilities
  • Daisy-chain other Thunderbolt devices easily
Lightning-fast connectivity for pro applications

Thunderbolt 2 is wicked-fast - perfect for professional audio and video production. The original 10Gbps Thunderbolt interface is more than sufficient to support maximum performance with most PCIe cards. However, some high-bandwidth cards such as 16Gb Fibre channel, multi-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet cards, or multiple-bandwidth cards require more than 10Gbps. Thunderbolt 2 blasts through this barrier, giving you more bandwidth for your most demanding applications.

Supercharge your laptop's capabilities

With your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac and the Echo Express SE II Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis, you'll have access to your PCIe-based peripherals anywhere you go. Now you have have the blazing fast speed and exceptional bandwidth only PCIe offers, perfect for pro recording in a portable design. With a Thunderbolt-equipped laptop or desktop, the Echo Express SE II, and a compatible PCIe audio interface, you've got a low-latency, high-track-count recording system that's ready to go anywhere.

Daisy-chain other Thunderbolt devices easily

The Echo Express SE II has two Thunderbolt 2 ports, so it's easy to daisy-chain your other Thunderbolt devices like your computer monitor or hard drive. And since it supplies power through the Thunderbolt port, the Echo Express SE II is perfect for your powered devices too.

Sonnet Technologies Echo Express SE II Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis Features:
  • Use professional PCIe cards with Thunderbolt-equipped computers
  • Get maximum performance from computers with Thunderbolt 2 technology
  • Backward compatibility with older Thunderbolt technology
  • Two PCIe slots support two half-length+ (up to 7.75" long), full-height, single-width cards
  • Two Thunderbolt ports let you daisy chain up to six devices to a single port on the host computer
  • Temperature-controlled fan automatically optimizes speed for installed cards
  • Energy Saver mode powers on/off automatically with your computer
  • Beefy 80W power supply handles any combination of cards
  • Aluminum housing gives you portable protection for any environment
  • Features Thunderbolt 2 technology, upgradeable to future versions of Thunderbolt
  • Pro Tools HD Native approved, not approved for HDX
Get PCIe power and speed with Sonnet Technologies' Echo Express SE II!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number ECHO-EXP-SE2

Customer Reviews

5/5
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5/5

Works Perfect

Set up was easy. Plugged it in and it worked!
Music background: Amateur Recording Engineer, Musician, Song Writer
5/5

Exactly!

Having purchased the UAD-2 OCTO Ultimate package, this component is a relatively small part of the effort, from a cost perspective - BUT, it is an essential part and thankfully a simple, sensible part that does exactly what it says it will do! Just the twist of a few screws and I was loaded up and authorizing plug-ins within just a few minutes! And so far it is as quiet as they promise as well! Thanks again to Mike Soper for guiding me to this Ultimate solution, made possible by this little magic box!
Music background: ARTist
5/5

Works with UAD2

It couldn't be more simple. Open it up, pop the cards in and plug it in. I'm running it with a UAD2 Quad and UAD2 Duo on a new 27" 3.5ghz i7 iMac. The unit doesn't ship with a Thunderbolt cable. Apparently SW automatically includes one. It was a good price on a 2m Apple cable from SW so I kept it, but if you don't need one be sure to tell your rep not to include it. The box proudly proclaims it's also compatible with the new Mac Pro. It's expensive for 2 slots but it's still 1/2 the price of a Magma.
Music background: Studio Owner
4/5

Very Good but there is still some noise

I have got the Echo Express SE II to use it with the AVID HD native PCI card , it easy to install and it's working fine / stable , but the fan have some noise.
Music background: Hobbyist
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