Daisy-chain support for up to five additional Thunderbolt peripherals
Plug and Play - no drivers needed.**
Tap Into the Power of PCIe and Thunderbolt 2
The OWC Mercury Helios PCIe expansion chassis gives users of Thunderbolt equipped Macs the ability to tap into a huge variety of pro-level performance PCIe cards, previously the sole domain of desktop workstations. Helios utilizes Thunderbolt 2 and PCIe 2.0 to deliver nearly unlimited expansion potential to your Mac. Get empowered with the flexibility to upgrade the capabilities of almost any workflow or workstation.
Expansion Comes Standard
Helios features one half-length (up to 7.75"), full-height, double-width x16 PCIe 2.0 slot to provide a vast array of expansion options. And two Thunderbolt 2 ports means that Helios will support up to an additional five daisy-chained Thunderbolt peripherals.
Helios is fast and flexible with phenomenal throughput up to 20Gb/s. The perfectly simple solution to add high-performance PCIe cards made for video production, transcoding, audio processing, data storage and much more. Finally the functionality and productivity gains of these PCIe cards are easily accessible through your ThunderBolt connection.
Helios supports a huge variety of PCIe cards, including:
10GbE Network Interface Controller.
Solid State Drive.
SAS controllers such as the OWC Jupiter.
FireWire, USB 3.0, or eSATA host adapter cards.
Other Outstanding Features:
Automatically powers on/off with your computer.
Hot-pluggable - no need to power off to connect and disconnect devices.***
Bus-power support for one Thunderbolt device.****
Rugged yet lightweight aluminum housing goes anywhere your work takes you.
* Thunderbolt limits PCIe x8 and x16 cards to x4 data lanes. ** Thunderbolt-aware drivers may be needed for PCIe card. *** If any devices are connected to the PCIe card, make sure to properly remove them before disconnecting Helios. **** Thunderbolt bus-powered device must be the last device on the chain.
The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur, we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.
Windows requires a Thunderbolt 2 interface in the computer and in the expansion chassis to support more than two PCIe controllers. Note that some PCIe cards have a bridge to multiple controllers, so it is possible for a single dual-controller PCIe card to reach the limit if not connected via Thunderbolt 2. Not all Mac-compatible PCIe cards are also compatible with Windows. See the PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart for details.
Thunderbolt 1 (10Gb/s), Thunderbolt 2 (20Gb/s)
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Macfixit Australia is an Australian owned and operated business based in Melbourne, Victoria and we've been operating since 2005.
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We make the following guarantees:
1. We will give you a 30-day, money-back guarantee on all our products.
If your order contains a faulty product or a product incorrectly sent, we will of course take back the product and refund your money or send you a replacement product.
If you’re not satisfied and wish to return a product for any other reason, you can do so in the first 30 days and get your money back. Simply return all items in good working order and in unopened original packaging and we’ll refund the cost of the product. We will treat you with courtesy and respect.
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If you experience a faulty product or an item that has been incorrectly supplied, we promise to rectify the issue as quickly as possible.
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