Sonnet - Echo Express III-D Thunderbolt 3 Edition

Connect Three Full-Length PCIe Cards to any Computer with a Thunderbolt 3 Port with the Echo Express III-D Thunderbolt 3 Edition.

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Overview

Sonnet’s Echo™ Express III-D (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) leverages the Thunderbolt 3 ports’ PCIe data to connect PCIe expansion slots outside of a computer. This powerful desktop Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion system 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 computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The Echo Express III-D (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. With the ability to handle multiple demanding, high performance PCIe cards, support for connecting two 4K displays @ 60Hz or one 5K display @ 60Hz, and support for a vast array of Thunderbolt and USB devices, Thunderbolt 3 is a leap forward in every way.

 

All-Around Smart Design

The Echo Express III-D is wrapped in a rugged, yet lightweight aluminium outer shell, resulting in a system light enough to carry without weighing you down, yet sturdy enough to securely protect the installed PCIe cards.

Its two large, slow-spinning fans, enhanced with computer-modeled airflow management, ensure that even hot-running cards remain reliably cool without the need to install an extra PCIe blower card that would prevent the use of one of the three slots. Because the fans automatically speed up and slow down as needed, you don’t have to guess which speed setting to select, and there’s no need for tools to change settings. There is no power switch on the chassis, nor is one needed, because the III-D automatically powers on and off with your computer.

 

Quiet Operator

In operation, the Echo Express III-D is remarkably quiet—it may be comfortably used in noise-sensitive environments, and it is one of the quietest Echo systems. The natural convection of warm air through the PCIe cards is assisted by ultra-quiet, temperature-controlled, variable-speed fans, and vented out the top of the chassis with reduced air velocity and turbulence, resulting in little fan noise.

 

RED ROCKET Supporter

Sonnet designed the Echo Express III-D to accommodate the RED ROCKET or RED ROCKET-X and its BNC connector bracket (for HD-SDI output) card/bracket pair in a single slot. This Echo chassis includes two BNC connector mounting holes, enabling the installation of the card in one slot and its BNC connectors in the chassis’ mounting holes, leaving the two remaining slots open.

 

Designed for BNC Connector Cables

Echo Express III-D’s back panel has two BNC connector mounting holes, enabling the use of a RED ROCKET card without the need to install the BNC connector bracket that would normally occupy a valuable PCIe slot.

 

Key Features

  • Connects Three Full-Length PCIe Cards to any 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 Ports—One port used to connect to the computer; second port supports daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt(4) peripheral devices to your computer, attaching a single USB(5)peripheral device, or connecting up to two 4K displays or one 5K display


  • 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 Aluminium Housing—Provides robust and secure protection


  • Power for Peripherals—Provides up to 15W of power to connected peripherals


  • Every Thunderbolt 3 Compatible Card Supported—Works with every Thunderbolt 3 compatible PCIe card, regardless of length or height


  • Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok 3L Included—Includes 1-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable and ThunderLok 3L Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections


  • 5-Year Warranty Included at No Extra Cost—No extra charge for a 5-year warranty

Product Information

Item Code: SON00447
Manufacturer Product Code: ECHO-EXP3FD-TB3
Weight (kg): 4.5359
Warranty: 5 Years

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Overview

Sonnet’s Echo™ Express III-D (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) leverages the Thunderbolt 3 ports’ PCIe data to connect PCIe expansion slots outside of a computer. This powerful desktop Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion system 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 computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The Echo Express III-D (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. With the ability to handle multiple demanding, high performance PCIe cards, support for connecting two 4K displays @ 60Hz or one 5K display @ 60Hz, and support for a vast array of Thunderbolt and USB devices, Thunderbolt 3 is a leap forward in every way.

 

All-Around Smart Design

The Echo Express III-D is wrapped in a rugged, yet lightweight aluminium outer shell, resulting in a system light enough to carry without weighing you down, yet sturdy enough to securely protect the installed PCIe cards.

Its two large, slow-spinning fans, enhanced with computer-modeled airflow management, ensure that even hot-running cards remain reliably cool without the need to install an extra PCIe blower card that would prevent the use of one of the three slots. Because the fans automatically speed up and slow down as needed, you don’t have to guess which speed setting to select, and there’s no need for tools to change settings. There is no power switch on the chassis, nor is one needed, because the III-D automatically powers on and off with your computer.

 

Quiet Operator

In operation, the Echo Express III-D is remarkably quiet—it may be comfortably used in noise-sensitive environments, and it is one of the quietest Echo systems. The natural convection of warm air through the PCIe cards is assisted by ultra-quiet, temperature-controlled, variable-speed fans, and vented out the top of the chassis with reduced air velocity and turbulence, resulting in little fan noise.

 

RED ROCKET Supporter

Sonnet designed the Echo Express III-D to accommodate the RED ROCKET or RED ROCKET-X and its BNC connector bracket (for HD-SDI output) card/bracket pair in a single slot. This Echo chassis includes two BNC connector mounting holes, enabling the installation of the card in one slot and its BNC connectors in the chassis’ mounting holes, leaving the two remaining slots open.

 

Designed for BNC Connector Cables

Echo Express III-D’s back panel has two BNC connector mounting holes, enabling the use of a RED ROCKET card without the need to install the BNC connector bracket that would normally occupy a valuable PCIe slot.

 

Key Features

  • Connects Three Full-Length PCIe Cards to any 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 Ports—One port used to connect to the computer; second port supports daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt(4) peripheral devices to your computer, attaching a single USB(5)peripheral device, or connecting up to two 4K displays or one 5K display


  • 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 Aluminium Housing—Provides robust and secure protection


  • Power for Peripherals—Provides up to 15W of power to connected peripherals


  • Every Thunderbolt 3 Compatible Card Supported—Works with every Thunderbolt 3 compatible PCIe card, regardless of length or height


  • Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok 3L Included—Includes 1-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable and ThunderLok 3L Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections


  • 5-Year Warranty Included at No Extra Cost—No extra charge for a 5-year warranty

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