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Sonnet Echo Express SE IIIe 3-Slot Thunderbolt 3 Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards

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Product code: ECHO-EX-SE3E-T3

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Connect Three PCIe Cards to Any Mac with Thunderbolt 3 Ports.

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 Connect Three PCIe Cards to Any Mac with Thunderbolt 3 Ports

 

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3-slot Thunderbolt 3 desktop expansion system for PCIe cards

Connect Three Full-height, Half-length+ PCIe Cards to Computers with Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Although thin Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® computers with Thunderbolt™ 3 ports offer processing power to spare, for many users (such as pros in the creative fields) onboard processing power alone is not enough. Sonnet’s Echo™ Express SE IIIe is a compact, desktop Thunderbolt™ 3 to PCIe card expansion system that enables you to connect three professional PCIe cards at the same time to any computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The Thunderbolt 3 Connection

This compact desktop expansion system supports three professional PCIe cards (video capture; audio DSP; 6Gb or 12Gb SAS or SATA host bus adapter; 10Gb, 25Gb, or40Gb Ethernet; or RAID controller; etc.) and connects them to your computer through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Key Features

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Connect PCIe Cards

Use multiple high-performance PCIe cards with any computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port.

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Three PCIe 3.0 x8 Slots

Supports three full-height, half-length+ (up to 7.75 inches long), single-width cards, or one double-width card plus one single-width card.

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40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface

Offers 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth, doubling the performance capabilities of Thunderbolt 2.

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Pro Performance. Compact Design.

Takes up little space on the desktop, but large enough to support nearly every Thunderbolt-compatible non-GPU PCIe card at full performance.

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Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports

One port connects to computer; second port supports daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices.

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Remarkably Quiet

Temperature-controlled,variable-speed fan automatically and quietly cools the cards.

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Energy Saver Mode

Powers on/off automatically with the computer.

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Rugged Aluminum Housing

Provides robust and secure protection.

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Pro Power

NEW - Auxiliary PCIe power connector for a power-hungry card; daisy chain port provides up to 15W of power to connected peripherals.

Nearly Every Thunderbolt-Compatible, Non-GPU PCIe Card Supported

Smaller than the 3-slot Echo Express III-D (Thunderbolt 3 Edition), the Echo Express SE IIIe is still large enough to support nearly every Thunderbolt 3 compatible card available. With its three x8 slots, the SE IIIe supports PCIe 3.0, PCIe 2.0, and PCIe 1.1 cards up to 7.75 inches long. Do you have a card in mind but aren’t sure it’s compatible? We’ve put together a list in our supporting PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart (PDF). There you’ll find cards identified as conforming to Thunderbolt technology requirements, and organized by fit and power compatibility with specific expansion system.

Three PCIe 3.0 Slots for Demanding Professional Needs

Echo Express SE IIIe’s PCIe 3.0 x8 slots support three half-length+, full-height, single-width PCIe cards, or one single-width card plus one double-width card.

Double-width?

Some specialty cards, such as RME’s HDSPe MADI FX, Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink 4K Extreme, and the Lynx AES16e 50, include a daughter card that mates with and provides additional external connections to the main card.

Power to Spare

Echo Express SE IIIe includes an auxiliary PCIe power connector, enabling you to install a card requiring extra power, such as the AJA® Kona® 5 or Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, and Bluefish444’s Epoch and KRONOS SDI cards.

1. Three PCIe 3.0 x8 slots
2. 6-Pin Auxiliary Power Connector

The Echo Express SE IIIe is designed to be ultra-quiet so that it can be comfortably used in noise-sensitive environments. Its enclosure is ventilated front and back to facilitate airflow over the cards bya large, quiet, temperature-controlled fan to efficiently cool the system. The fan automatically speeds up and slows down smoothly as needed—there’s no guesswork in deciding which fan speed to select.

Included at No Extra Charge

Thunderbolt 3 Cable. ThunderLok 3.

Sonnet includes a 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable that, unlike some other cables, transfers data at Thunderbolt 3’s full 2750 MB/s bandwidth, and supports up to 100W of Power Delivery (PD). Sonnet also provides a ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip(1) that prevents accidental cable disconnections—just slide it over one end of the cable, and then plug in the connector and secure it to the chassis by turning a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok remains on the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.

ThunderLok 3 Connection

BLAZING PERFORMANCE

Up to Twice the Performance of Thunderbolt 2

Thunderbolt 3 Speed Comparison Chart
Thunderbolt 3 Daisy Chain Diagram
Connect computer to one port on the Echo Express SE IIIe and daisy chain up to 5 additional Thunderbolt devices (plus two 4K monitors, one 5K display, or one USB 3.0 device)

 

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Compatibility

Mac Compatibility

  • Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Mac with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port with an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter plus a Thunderbolt 2 cable (both sold separately)
  • macOS® 10.12.6+
  • macOS Catalina compatible

Windows Compatibility

  • PC with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1809 or greater)
  • Important Note: Windows computers require the latest BIOS and Thunderbolt drivers to support this product. Check with your computer manufacturer for update information.

Linux Compatibility

  • Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Linux Kernel 5.0+

PCIe Card Compatibility

For a list of compatible PCIe cards, view the PDF of Sonnet's PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart

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Hardware

Part Number

  • ECHO-EX-SE3E-T3

Warranty

  • 2-year

Form Factor

  • Desktop expansion system

External Connectors

  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • 12V power port

Internal Connector

  • 6-pin Mini-Fit Jr (same type as on legacy Mac Pro motherboard; provides power for PCIe card that requires supplemental power)

Expansion Slots

  • One x8 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 3.0
  • Two x8 mechanical (x8 electrical) PCIe 3.0

PCIe Cards Supported

  • One half-length+ (up to 7.75 inches long), double-width, full-height x8 PCIe card, plus one single-width card or
  • Three half-length+, single-width, full-height x8 PCIe cards

Power Adapter

  • Universal 120W, 100-240V, 50-60 Hz

Fan

Operating Temperature

  • 0ºC to 35ºC (32ºF to 95ºF)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

  • 6.5 x 11 x 4.6 in. (16.5 x 27.9 x 11.7 cm)

Weight

  • 2.6 lbs. (1.18 kg)

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

Package Contents

  • Echo Express SE IIIe
  • Universal power adapter
  • Power cord
  • 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
  • ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt Connector Retainer Clip(1)
  • Documentation

Support Links

Support Knowledge Base

Drivers, Documentation, FAQs

Product Manual

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Additional Information

Colour Black
Type No
Connection Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb/s)
Interface No
Form Factor PCI Express
Suitable for No
Model Identifier No
Manufacturer Sonnet
Manufacturer P/N ECHO-EXP-SE3-T3
UPC 732311012303

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