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Sonnet Echo ExpressCard Pro | Add an ExpressCard34 Slot to Thunderbolt Connected Computers

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Echo ExpressCard Pro

Add an ExpressCard34 Slot to Thunderbolt Connected Computers

Product Code: SON-ECHOPROE34

Suggested Retail Price £100+VAT

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  • 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 400 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

Mac Compatibility

  • Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
  • OS X 10.6.8+
  • macOS Sierra compatible

PC Compatibility

  • PC with a Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Windows 10, 8, 7

SxS Media Compatibility

  • Mac and PC compatible

Warranty

All new Sonnet Products purchased on or after January 1, 2019, have a Two Year Limited Warranty, except as listed here. All new Sonnet Products purchased on or before December 31, 2018, have a One Year Limited Warranty, except as listed here.

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, 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.

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 (not included, sold at the Sonnet Online Store). 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.

Supports Ultimate Performance with PCIe 2.0 Interface for ExpressCard 2.0 Cards

MacBook Air with Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt AdapterEcho ExpressCard Pro supports ExpressCard 2.0 cards at full bandwidth for the ultimate performance (for example, Sonnet's newest super-fast pro eSATA cards yield read/write speeds as high as 375 MB/s). In addition, the adapter ingests footage from SxS memory cards at up to 400 MB/s. Echo ExpressCard Pro includes a 5-year warranty and gives you the additional connectivity you need, today.

Big Sur Compatiblity

THUNDERBOLT 3 PRODUCTS SKU Big Sur Intel Macs Big Sur M1 Macs
Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Dock SON-ECHO-DK11-TB3 √ (M1 Macs support only one monitor in TB Docks)
Solo5G USB 3 to 5GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter SON-SOLO5G-USB3 √ (Update driver to version 1.4.12) X Marvell driver update TBD
Solo10G Thunderbolt 3 to 10GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter SON-SOLO10G-TB3
Solo10G Thunderbolt 3 to SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (SFP+ included) SON-SOLO10G-SFP-TB3
Twin10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition - Dual Port 10GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter SON-SOLO10G-SFP-TB3 Sonnet X550 driver update coming Q1 2021
Twin10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Edition - Dual Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter SON-TWIN10GCSFP-TB3 Sonnet 82599 driver update coming Q1 2021
Echo Express SEL Thunderbolt 3 One-Slot Low-Profile PCIe Card Expansion System SON-ECHOEXPSE1-TB3 √ (PCIe card must have M1 compatible driver)
Echo Express SE I Thunderbolt 3 One-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System SON-ECHOEXPSEL-TB3 √ (PCIe card must have M1 compatible driver)
Echo Express SE IIIe Thunderbolt 3 Three-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System SON-ECHOEXPSE3-E-TB3 √ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)
Echo III Desktop Thunderbolt 3 Three-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System SON-ECHO3D-TB3 √ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)
Echo III Rackmount Thunderbolt 3 Three-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System SON-ECHO3R-TB3 √ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)
2018 xMac mini Server with one full-length and one half-length slot Thunderbolt 3 Edition SON-XMACMSA-TB3 √ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)
eGFX Breakaway Box 550 SON-GPU550W-TB3 X (M1 Macs do not currently support eGPUs)
eGPU Breakaway Box 750 SON-GPU-750W-TB3 X (M1 Macs do not currently support eGPUs)
eGPU Breakaway Box 750ex SON-GPU-750WEX-TB3 X (M1 Macs do not currently support eGPUs)
eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5500XT SON-GPURX5500XT-TB3 X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)
eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5700 SON-GPURX5700-TB3 X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)
Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter - Supports two 4K Displays SON-TB3DDP4K X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)
Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI Adapter - Supports two 4K Displays SON-TB3DHDMI X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)
PROFESSIONAL MEDIA READERS SKU Big Sur Intel Macs Big Sur M1 Macs
SF3 Series - CFexpress/XQD Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader SON-SF3-2CFEX √ CFExpress | X Sony XQD driver update TBD
SF3 Series - CFast 2.0 Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader SON-SF32CFST
SF3 Series - RED Mini-Mag Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader SON-SF3-2RMM
SF3 Series - SxS Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader SON-SF32SXS X Sony SxS driver update TBD
Thunderbolt Pro P2 Card Reader - Thunderbolt 2 SON-TBP2 Sonnet P2 driver update coming Q1 2021 Sonnet P2 driver update coming Q1 2021
Echo ExpressCard Pro SxS Media Reader - Thunderbolt 2 SON-ECHOPROE34 X Sony SxS driver update TBD
SDHC Adapter for SxS Camera Slot or SF3 Series SxS Reader SON-SDSXS-E34
  • Echo ExpressCard Pro Thunderbolt Adapter
  • Documentation
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