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OWC Mercury Helios 3 Thunderbolt 3 Single Slot Expansion Chassis For PCIe Cards

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Single slot expansion chassis for PCIe cards. Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and mini DisplayPort.

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Mercury Helios 3 
Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis

Mac / PC / Thunderbolt 3 / PCIe
 
Features an x16 PCIe 3.0 double width card slot
 
The Little Black Box to do it All. Fast
The OWC Mercury Helios PCIe expansion chassis gives Thunderbolt equipped Macs the ability to tap into a huge variety of pro-level performance PCIe cards, previously the sole domain of desktop workstations. 

Leveraging extreme performance Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe 3.0 technologies, Mercury Helios 3 delivers nearly unlimited expansion potential to your Mac. At up to 40Gb/s transfer speed, the sky is the limit with the flexibility to completely customize the capabilities of almost any workflow or workstation.
 
Highlights
  • Daisy-chain support for up to five additional Thunderbolt peripherals
  • Near-silent operation
  • Plug and Play – no drivers needed
Support for most PCIe Cards, including:
  • Fibre Channel
  • 10GbE Network Interface Controller
  • Video capture
  • Digital audio
  • Solid-state Drives
  • SAS controllers such as the OWC Jupiter
  • FireWire, USB 3.0, or eSATA host adapter cards

 

Expansion Comes Standard
Mercury Helios 3 features one half-length (up to 7.75"), full-height, double-width x16 PCIe 3.0 slot to provide a vast array of expansion options. 

Two Thunderbolt 3 ports means Mercury Helios supports up to five additional daisy-chained Thunderbolt peripherals including power delivery. 

Mercury Helios 3 also features an additional mini DisplayPort to add additional UHD or HD displays and an included Thunderbolt 3 cable. 

Mercury Helios is fast and flexible with phenomenal throughput up to 40Gb/s. The perfectly simple solution to add high-performance PCIe cards made for video production, transcoding, audio processing, data storage and much more.
 
 
 
This product is compatible with...Click here to find your Mac's model ID
Mac mini 2018
Mac mini (Late 2018)
(November, 2018)
Model ID: Macmini8,1
3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,3
2.6GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz
 
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,2
2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz
 
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
 
 
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,1
2.3GHz i5, 2.5GHz i7
 
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
 
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,3
2.8GHz i7, 2.9GHz i7, 3.1GHz i7
 
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.3GHz i5, 2.7GHz i7
Detailed specs coming soon
Install Videos coming soon
 
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,1
2.2GHz i7, 2.6GHz i7, 2.9GHz i9
Detailed specs coming soon
Install Videos coming soon
iMac Intel
iMac Pro
(27-inch Late 2017)
(December 2017)
Model ID: iMacPro1,1
3.2GHz 8-core, 3.0GHz 10-core, 2.3GHz 14-core, 2.5GHz 18-core
 
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,1
2.3GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4K display
(21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,2
3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
 
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,3
3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 3.8GHz i5, 4.2GHz i7
 
 
 
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2018)
(November 2018)
Model ID: MacBookAir8.1
1.6GHz i5
 
PC Desktop
PC Compatible
Compatible with Intel / AMD based desktop/laptop PCs with built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Product Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • OS
    • macOS 10.12.1 or later
    • Windows 10 or later
  • Driver
    • Driver not required for macOS
    • Driver not required for Windows
  • Note(s)
    • Boot Camp is supported running Windows 10

Hardware Requirements

  • Mac or PC featuring built-in Thunderbolt 3 interface

Bootability

  • macOS (requires installed PCIe card be bootable)

Interface (Chipsets)

  • (2) Thunderbolt 3 (Intel Alpine Ridge)
  • (1) mini DisplayPort

Maximum data transfer rate

  • 40Gb/s

Expansion slot

  • (1) PCIe 3.0 x16 card (x4 mode)
  • Backward compatible with PCIe 2.0 or 1.0 cards that meet the size requirements listed.

PCIe cards support

  • (1) Half-length, full-height, double-width cards
    • Maximum card length: half-length (up to 7.75")
    • Maximum card height: full-height
    • Maximum card width: double-width
  • Graphics cards (i.e. GPUs) are not supported

Display Host Capabilities

  • Supports dual display configurations via Thunderbolt 3 and mini DisplayPort
  • One display up to 4K @ 60Hz and a second display up to 1080p @ 60Hz

Power

  • Power Supply
    • External UL-listed, Universal auto-switching
    • AC input: 100~240V, 1.2A, 50–60Hz
    • DC output: 12V, 7.5A
    • Minimum guaranteed power: 25W

Enviornmental

  • Operating Temperature
    • (°F) 32° — 95°
    • (°C) 0° — 35°
  • Non-operating Temperature
    • (°F) −40° — 149°
    • (°C) −40° — 65°

Height

  • Height: 82 mm (3.2 in)
  • Width: 134 mm (5.3 in)
  • Length: 245 mm (9.7 in)

Weight

  • 1.4 kg (3.1 lbs)
 
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n HELIOS1TB3 UPC#: 812437024500
 

Additional Information

Colour Black
Type No
Connection MiniDisplayport, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb/s)
Interface Thunderbolt
Form Factor No
Suitable for No
Model Identifier No
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCHELIOS1TB3
UPC 812437024500

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