Sonnet Echo II DV Rackmount Thunderbolt Two-Slot Full-Length PCIe Card Expansion System

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Sonnet Echo II DV Rackmount Thunderbolt Two-Slot Full-Length PCIe Card Expansion System


Sonnet Echo II DV Rackmount Thunderbolt Two-Slot Full-Length PCIe Card Expansion System

Connect Two Demanding DV I/O Cards to Computers with Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 Ports

For creative pros in the audio and video broadcasting industries, using the latest high-performance notebook, compact desktop, and all-in-one computers require multiple I/O ports. While these Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® computers include high-performance Thunderbolt™ 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports, they lack PCIe expansion slots to install specialty cards with dedicated bandwidth to each card.

Make Your Broadcast Studio – Echo II DV Rackmount

Computers such as Mac Studio and other M series Mac computers feature powerful Thunderbolt/USB4 ports, each individually driven by their own dedicated Thunderbolt bus. To harness this dedicated power, Sonnet has a creative solution — the Echo™ II DV Desktop — a professional Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion system that enables you to connect two (up to) full-length (12.28 inches long) PCIe cards at the same time, via two cables. The Echo II DV Module exploits your computer’s full potential, connecting two PCIe 3.0 card slots — each with its own Thunderbolt interface — for you to install two bandwidth-hungry DV I/O cards in one enclosure.

Note: For maximum performance with more than one bandwidth-hungry PCIe card, such as the DeckLink 8K, this product requires connection to two Thunderbolt port on computer.

When your computer has only one Thunderbolt port, you can still use Echo II DV Rackmount. Because each PCIe card slot is supported by its own Thunderbolt interface with two Thunderbolt ports, you can take advantage of Thunderbolt’s daisy-chaining feature. Simply connect one Thunderbolt interface to the other using one of the two supplied Thunderbolt cables, and use the other cable to connect to the computer.

Key Features

    Two Versatile PCIe Slots

    • Thunderbolt Rackmount Expansion System for Power-hungry AV I/O Cards
    • Supports Two Full-height, Full-length PCIe Cards, Each at Full Bandwidth
    • Two x16 PCIe 3.0 Slots
    • Up to Double the Bandwidth for Double the Video Channels
    • Supports Every Single-width Thunderbolt-compatible non-GPU Card
    • View PDF of Supported PCIe Cards

    400W of Power

    • Built-in 400W Power Supply with 2x 75W Auxiliary Power Connectors
    • Supports Power-hungry, non-GPU Cards such as AJA Kona 5 and Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G PCIe Cards
    • Powers On and Off Automatically with Connected Computer

    Quiet Fans

    • Dual Noctua Fans Offer Ultra-quiet Operation
    • Temperature-controlled, Variable-speed
    • Rated at 17 dbA

    Thunderbolt 3 Interface

    • Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports (Two Reserved for Connection to Host Computer)
    • Independent Thunderbolt Connection to Each Card Slot
    • 40Gbps Thunderbolt Interface Offers 3000 MB/s of PCIe Bandwidth with Thunderbolt 4 computers; 2570 MB/s with Thunderbolt 3 computers
    • Compatible with Apple® M series and Intel® Thunderbolt 4 and Thunderbolt 3 Computers
    • Two Thunderbolt Cables Included
    • Two ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt Connector Retainer Clips Included

    Mac Compatibility

    • Mac (M series) with PCIe Cards That Have Compatible Drivers
    • Mac (Intel) with Thunderbolt 3 Ports
    • macOS® 10.12.6+
    • macOS Sonoma Compatible

    Windows Compatibility

    • Windows Computer with Thunderbolt 4 Ports(1)
    • Windows Computer with Thunderbolt 3 Ports(2)
    • Windows 11 22H2 built 22621.819 and Newer
    • Windows 10

    Linux Compatibility

    • Linux Computer with Thunderbolt 4 Ports(1)
    • Linux Computer with  Thunderbolt 3 Ports
    • Linux Kernel 5.4+

    Why Sonnet?

    • 2-year Product Warranty
    • Free Lifetime Customer Technical Support
    • Designed and Made In the USA

    Technical Notes

    1. Echo II DV Rackmount features dual Thunderbolt interfaces, and for best performance with PCIe cards with high bandwidth requirements, requires connection to two Thunderbolt ports on your computer. Depending on the PC manufacturer, some computers with Thunderbolt 4 ports support each port with its own bus, or may divide bandwidth of a Thunderbolt 4 bus between two ports.

    2. While Echo II DV Rackmount features dual 40Gbps Thunderbolt interfaces, some Windows computers equipped with Thunderbolt 3 use an x2 PCIe lane implementation of Thunderbolt 3 technology that limits PCIe performance to 20Gbps.

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