Professional Card Reader/Writer for P2, SxS, SD and CF Media (PCIe) - MAC Compatible Only

Product Code: SON-QIO-PCIE

Product Discontinued

Tapeless production can mean a deluge of media cards - of many different varieties. Ingesting them all fast into an edit programme or into archive is key for a professional workflow. Nothing is faster or safer than the Qio. And with a built-in SATA controller, transferring directly into a RAID drive is the ultimate workflow.

  • Replaces Multiple Card Readers - Comprehensive memory card compatibility with support for Sony® SxS, Panasonic® P2, and CompactFlash; XQD cards also supported (requires adapter, sold separately)
  • Fast - Uses PCI Express® bus interface to deliver superior performance; aggregate bandwidth of 200 MB/sec.
  • Choice of Interfaces - Qio package includes your choice of interface: PCI Express 2.0 card for PC desktops, or Thunderbolt interface adapter* for any Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Mac and Windows Compatible - Qio works within your workflow, regardless the platform you’ve chosen; simply connect Qio to the appropriate interface for your Mac or PC desktop and you’re good to go
  • Built-in eSATA Connections - Connect media readers with eSATA interfaces
  • Small and Rugged - Strong aluminum case measures just 5.9" x 6.2" x 1.22"
  • Easy to Secure - Slot for Kensington and similar security locks to secure the device and deter theft
  • Qio Review for EventDV Magazine


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.

Multiple Slots, Quick Input and Output

Sonnet’s Qio is a multi-tasking marvel; this is the video industry’s first device which supports the three major HD video memory card formats in one compact, high-performance device. Qio reads P2, SxS, and CompactFlash® memory cards—and external media readers with an eSATA interface, all at high speed. XQD memory cards are also supported with an adapter (sold separately). Replacing multiple standalone readers, Qio’s dual P2, SxS, and CF slots enable you to ingest files more efficiently. Qio reads files from any combination of cards with aggregate bandwidth up to 200 MB/sec.

Mac and Windows Compatible

Sonnet’s Qio offers Mac and PC cross-platform compatibility, extending its usefulness on location and in the studio with an interface card or adapter designed specifically to connect Qio to the platform of your choice. Whether you’re using a Mac® with Thunderbolt™ or Thunderbolt 2 ports, or a PC desktop with PCIe® slots, Qio fits seamlessly into your demanding production workflows. With the appropriate Qio interface card installed or adapter connected, you can move the Qio reader back and forth between a PC and a MacBook Air® or MacBook Pro® (or any other Mac with Thunderbolt ports). You can also migrate your Qio reader from a legacy Mac Pro to the new Mac Pro cylinder using Sonnet’s Qio Thunderbolt Interface Adapter Kit.

Choice of Interface

Qio is available with your choice of a PCIe 2.0 interface card for PC desktops, or a Thunderbolt adapter (with included Thunderbolt cable) for any Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port.

eSATA Connections

Qio includes four eSATA ports, perfect for connecting media readers with eSATA interfaces, such as the RED STATION REDMAG 1.8" and 2.5".

Travel and Desktop Companion

The Qio pro media reader is small—about the size of three stacked CD cases—and takes up so little space, you can use it just about anywhere. It’s rugged too, the robust aluminum case easily withstands heavy use. This pro media reader even incorporates a slot for Kensington® and similar security locks to secure the device and deter theft.

  • Qio Pro Universal Media Reader
  • Universal 12V power supply with 10-foot cable
  • 1-meter external PCIe x1 interface cable
  • Documentation


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