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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
  • Sonnet Echo Pro ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter

Sonnet Echo Pro ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter


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Quick Overview

Add ExpressCard/34 and SxS Memory Card Reader Support Through Thunderbolt


Thunderbolt technology is amazing—the speed and versatility (supporting high-resolution displays plus high-performance data devices through a single, compact port) make it clear that this is next generation I/O technology. But what about connecting legacy FireWire® and eSATA peripherals, as well as USB 3.0 devices and high speed memory cards such as SxS™ media? Sonnet's Echo ExpressCard Pro expands Thunderbolt connectivity to any computer with a Thunderbolt port, enabling you to use a wide variety of ExpressCard/34 cards to add a range of interfaces and capabilities to your system. Plus, it's the fastest, least expensive SxS memory card reader available!

Imagine adding more FireWire or USB 3.0 ports or a Gigabit Ethernet or eSATA interface through a single Thunderbolt adapter. Echo ExpressCard Pro allows you to choose your connections and add more to your setup. Because this adapter supports hot-swapping(1), you can select and change the ExpressCard to use as needed—it supports most Sonnet ExpressCard/34 cards, such as our FireWire interfaces and SDXC™ card readers, select Gigabit Ethernet adapters, USB 3.0 interfaces, eSATA controllers, and interface cards for our Qio™ E3 and Qio CF4 pro media readers. Echo ExpressCard Pro also supports specialty adapters like RME's HDSPe ExpressCard, plus interface cards for the AJA® io Express and the Matrox® MX02 family. Support for Sony® SxS memory cards simply requires the installation of Sony's latest SxS driver(2).

Set up for this Thunderbolt adapter is simple—just connect it directly to your computer or at the end of a Thunderbolt device chain with a Thunderbolt cable. There's no software to install and no power supply to plug in. Plug the ExpressCard/34 card or SxS memory card into the adapter as you would into a notebook computer's ExpressCard slot, install software for the adapter if necessary, and you are ready to work.

Expands Your Computer's Connectivity and Capabilities—Enables you to use ExpressCard/34 adapters with Thunderbolt technology-equipped computers

Reads SxS Memory Cards—Ingests footage from SxS memory cards at up to 150 MB/s

Fast Interface—High-performance 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt technology, 5.0 Gb/s ExpressCard 2.0

Supports Common ExpressCard/34 Adapters—Supports a wide range of interfaces from Gigabit Ethernet and eSATA controllers to FireWire and USB 3.0

Supports Qio Interface Adapters—Enables use of Qio, Qio E3, and Qio CF4 pro media readers via ExpressCard interface with Thunderbolt technology-enabled computers

Supports Specialty ExpressCard/34 Adapters— Supports ExpressCard adapters for specialty devices such as AJA® io Express and Prism Sound ADA-8XR and Orpheus

SxS Compatible Yes, with following driver
Bus Interface 1x PCIe 2.0
External Connectors
  • 1x Thunderbolt
  • 1x ExpressCard/34
Data Transfer Speed Up to 5.0 Gbps
Supported ExpressCard/34 Adapter PCIe-based with driver support for Thunderbolt technology
Compatibility Compatible ExpressCard/34 Cards:
  • eSATA:
    Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro 6 Gb ExpressCard/34 1
    Sonnet Tempo edge SATA Pro 6 Gb ExpressCard/34 1
    Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34
  • FireWire:
    Sonnet FireWire 800 Pro ExpressCard/34
    Sonnet FireWire/USB ExpressCard/34 (FireWire ports only)
  • Memory Card Readers:
    Sonnet SDXC UHS-I Pro Reader/Writer ExpressCard/34
    Sonnet Pro Dual CompactFlash Adapter ExpressCard/34
    Sonnet Qio Pro Universal Media Reader 6
    Sonnet Qio Pro E3 Pro SxS Media Reader 1
    Sonnet Qio CF4 Pro CompactFlash Media Reader 1
  • Compatible Devices:
    Sonnet Qio E3 3-card/device expander 1
  • Compatible ExpressCard/34 Cards:
    Matrox ExpressCard/34 adapter
    RME HDSPe ExpressCard
    RME HDSPe MADIface ExpressCard
    Sony SxS-1, Sony SxS Pro
  • Compatible Devices:
    AJA io Express 2
    Magma ExpressBox 1 3
    Matrox MXO2 Mini
    Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX
    Matrox MXO2 LE
    Matrox MXO2 LE MAX
    Matrox MXO2
    Matrox MXO2 MAX
    Matrox MXO2 Rack MAX
    RME Hammerfall DSP Multiface II 4
  • Compatible FireWire Devices: 5
    Metric Halo 2882
    Metric Halo LIO-8
    Metric Halo ULN-2
    Metric Halo ULN-8
    PreSonus FireStudio Mobile 7
    PreSonus FireStudio Project 7
    PreSonus Studio Live 16.0.2 7
    PreSonus Studio Live 16.4.2 7
    PreSonus Studio Live 24.4.2 7
    Prism Sound ADA-8XR
    Prism Sound Orpheus
  • Mac Compatibility:
    Mac with Thunderbolt Technology
    iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt port
    Mac OS 10.6.8+
    Mac OS X Lion compatible
    SxS compatible with following driver
RoHS Compliant Yes