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Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock (with Blu-Ray Drive)

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Our PN: SNTN5680002
Manufacturer: Sonnet
Platform(s): Mac

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Quick Overview

15-port docking station for computers with a Thunderbolt port. Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, SATA and eSATA, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio interfaces. Includes 8x DVDRW drive or, optionally, a Blu-ray BD-ROM/8x DVDRW drive. Supports installation of 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drive. Two Thunderbolt 2 ports support daisy chaining of up to six devices to a single port on the host computer.



Manufacturer Part Number: ECHO-DK-BD-0TB

Connect Your Computer and Peripherals Together with One Cable
Sonnet's Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock enables you to connect any Mac with a Thunderbolt port to your peripherals through a single Thunderbolt cable (sold separately), an especially handy ability for notebook users. Simply plug in your printer, keyboard, mouse, cable modem, external hard drive, headphones, speakers, microphone, and iPad, iPhone, or iPod, and other devices to the Echo dock with their supplied cables, and connect your computer to the dock with a Thunderbolt cable. When it's time to disconnect your computer, just unplug the Thunderbolt cable! The Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock gives you plenty of interfaces to choose from, including USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 mm audio input, 3.5 mm audio output, and Thunderbolt.

Your Choice of DVDRW or Blu-Ray Drive
If you've purchased a new iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Retina Display, you may have noticed something's missingan optical drive. Not to worry, the Echo 15 Thunderbolt dock has you coveredit includes your choice of DVDRW drive, or Blu-ray Disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVDRW). For those who purchase the Blu-ray drive model, you'll find the included Blu-ray player software for OS X is very handy, enabling you to watch Blu-ray movies on your computer or attached monitor.

Storage Space for a Time Machine (Drive) or High-Performance SSD
Sonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt dock with extra space, mounting hardware, and connectors for you to install a single 2.5' or 3.5' SATA HDD (hard disk drive) or SSD (solid state drive). The fast 6 Gb/s SATA interface supports an HDD at its maximum speeds, and an SSD at up to 380 MB/s. Add a high-capacity drive to use as your Mac's Time Machine drive, to back up your computer's data, or to store your ever growing media library. Optionally, you can install one high-performance SSD for blazing-fast access to applications and files. Whichever choice you make, the drive mounts inside the Echo dock, so you can expand your storage without the fuss of adding another external drive, power brick, and cable clutter. Don't feel like installing a drive yourself? Sonnet also offers the Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock equipped with a 2TB HDD on the DVDRW drive model, and 2TB or 4TB HDD on the Blu-ray drive model, available exclusively through the Sonnet online store. You can also boot your Mac from a drive installed in the Echo dock, enabling you to make repairs to or recover data from a problematic drive in your computer.

Rugged Aluminum Design, Multiple Ports
Aluminum LogoSonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock for maximum flexibility in use. The rugged aluminum case may be set horizontally, or vertically to save space on the desktop. For your convenience, USB 3.0, audio input, and audio output ports are placed on both the front and back of the enclosure, so you can leave frequently used devices connected to the back, and connect devices you disconnect more often to the front. The headphone jack on the front supports a mini TOSLINK optical digital audio cable, enabling you to pass stereo audio out to your A/V system. Dual Thunderbolt ports enable the Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock to support daisy chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals, and to be placed anywhere in a Thunderbolt device chain. You can even connect a Thunderbolt display, or other monitor type with an appropriate adapter, so you're not limited to a single type of display interface. Depending on the display, you could even place it on top of the Echo dock.

iDevice Charging Hub
With its four USB 3.0 ports, the Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock will be the hub for your handheld iDevices, too. Each port can charge your iPad(3), iPhone, or iPod, even when your computer is disconnected, off, or sleeping. One of the front USB 3.0 ports is even quick charge-capable delivering 12W of power, it auto-adjusts to provide the quickest charge for all iPad, iPhone, and iPod models.

Advanced USB 3.0 Feature Support
The Echo dock's USB 3.0 ports support UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) and Wake On Demand (Wake On USB 3.0). UASP support ensures that UASP-enabled external drives connected to the dock achieve their maximum data transfer rate potential, with performance improved by up to 20% above the drive connected to a USB host without UASP support. Wake on demand support allows devices such as a keyboard connected to the Echo dock's USB 3.0 ports to wake your computer.

Connecting a Display to the Dock
The Thunderbolt port on your computer is essentially a Mini DisplayPort video connection that adds high speed PCIe for data. This means that there is a broad range of inexpensive adapters (sold separately) that can bridge between Mini DisplayPort and common display interface types.

Display interface types that can be connected to your Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock via Thunderbolt include:

  • Thunderbolt Display Direct Connect
  • Mini DisplayPort Direct Connect
  • HDMI Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
  • Dual-Link DVI Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
  • DVI Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
  • VGA Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Optional VESA Mount Available
When space is at a premium, Sonnet offers a simple solution for moving the Echo dock off the desktop. Using the optional VESA mount, you can hang the dock off the back of a monitor with VESA 75 or 100 mounting holes.

Upgrade to Blu-ray Burner and Second Internal Drive Available!
Do you need the ability to burn very large files to disc, more than possible on a DVD? Step up to the Echo 15 Pro+ Thunderbolt dockwith its Blu-ray burner, additional internal SATA connections and brackets to support a second 2.5' SSD, and 5-year warranty, it all adds up to make a truly versatile product even better!

Key Features

  • Connects Your Peripherals with One CableConnect your peripherals to the Echo dock; connect your computer to and disconnect it from the dock using one Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
  • Provides Multiple Interfaces and Thunderbolt 2 CompatibilityThunderbolt 2 (backward compatible with Thunderbolt 10Gbs), USB 3.0, SATA and eSATA, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio
  • Adds an Optical Drive to Your ComputerChoose between an 8x DVDRW drive or, optionally, a Blu-ray disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVDRW drive)
  • Adds Blu-ray Movie Play Support for OS XWhen purchased with the Blu-ray drive option, Mac Blu-ray player software is included
  • Supports Internal Hard Drive or SSD InstallationInstall one 3.5' hard drive or one 2.5' 6 Gb/s SSD inside the dock
  • Flexible DesignFront and rear USB 3.0 and audio ports, plus the ability to be placed horizontally or vertically, provide the dock great flexibility in use
  • iDevice ChargerUSB 3.0 ports can charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod, even while the computer is disconnected, off, or sleeping; one port supports optimized quick charging
  • Wide Range of Display Connection OptionsSelect from a variety of inexpensive Mini DisplayPort to popular display interfaces such as HDMI, DVI, VGA and Dual-Link DVI
  • Compatible with Every Thunderbolt MacsSupports any Mac with a Thunderbolt port running OS X 10.8.5+
  • Mounts to VESA Hole PatternUsing the optional VESA mount, you can hang the dock off the back of a monitor with VESA mounting holes


  • Hardware
    • Warranty 1-year
    • External Connectors
      • Two eSATA
      • One FireWire 800
      • One RJ-45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
      • Two Thunderbolt
      • Four USB 3.0
      • Two audio input
      • Two audio output
      • Power
    • Internal Connectors
      • One SATA power
      • One 6 Gb/s SATA data
      • One 3 Gb/s SATA power/data (reserved for optical drive)
    • Power Adapter
      • Input: 100-240V AC 1.6A, 50-60 Hz
      • Output: 12V@7.0A (80W)
    • Operating Temperature 0 C to 35 C (32 F to 95 F)
    • Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.87 x 8.86 x 3.3 in. (20 x 22.5 x 8.38 cm)
    • RoHS Compliant Yes
  • Interal DVD (for DVD models) (Part No. ECHO-DK-DVD-0TB, ECHO-DK-DVD-2TB)
    • DVD Drive 8x DVDRW drive
      • Boot Support OS X from DVD
      • CD Support Read/Write
    • Interal Blu-ray (for Blu-ray models) (Part No. ECHO-DK-BD-0TB, ECHO-DK-BD-2TB, ECHO-DK-BD-4TB)
      • Blu-ray Drive Blu-ray disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVDRW drive)
      • Blu-ray Player Software OS X player software included
      • Boot Support OS X from DVD
      • CD Support Read/Write
  • Internal SATA
    • Drives Supported
      • One 3.5in hard drive or one 2.5in 6Gb/s SSD
    • SATA Speed Up to 6 Gb/s
    • Data Transfer Speed Up to 380MB/s
    • Boot Support OS X booting supported
  • Internal Storage Support (Part no. ECHO-DK-DVD-0TB, ECHO-DK-BD-0TB)
    • Storage User-installable 3.5in or 2.5in SATA hard drive or SSD
    • Cables SATA power and data cable included
  • External SATA (eSATA)
    • Devices Supported Any storage device with a SATA interface
    • SATA Speed 6 Gb/s
    • Data Transfer Rate Up to 380 MB/s
    • Boot Support OS X booting supported
    • Port Multiplier Support Yes
  • FireWire 800
    • Standard IEEE 1394b Compliant
    • Cables Supported 9-pin male FireWire 800 cables
    • Peripherals Supported Supports all industry standard FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 devices
    • Data Transfer Rate 800/400/200/100 Mb/s
    • Boot Support OS X booting supported
    • Number of Devices Supported Up to 63 (data only)
    • Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connections
    • Chipset LSI 643E
  • Gigabit Ethernet
    • Network Connector One RJ-45 connector supports supports 1000Mb/s, 100Mb/s, and 100Mb/s network speed and Auto-MDI/MDI-X
    • Standard Compliant with 10/100/1000 IEEE 802.2 Specification
    • Network Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT, 100BaseTX, 10BaseT)
    • Packets Maximum packet size: 9000 bytes (Jumbo packets)
    • Wake-on-LAN Supported
    • Netboot Supported
  • Thunderbolt
    • Cables Supported
      • Standard Thunderbolt (20-pin) male cable
      • Standard Mini DisplayPort (20-pin) male cable (for conecting display only)
    • Peripherals Supported
      • Supports all industry standard Thunderbolt devices
    • Daisy Chain Up to six devices
    • Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable device connection
  • USB 3.0
    • Ports Two in front plus two in rear
    • Cables Supported With standard male USB 3.0 A or USB 2.0 A connector
    • Peripherals Supported Supports all industry standard USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 devices
    • Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
    • Number of Devices Supported Up to 30
    • Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable device connection
    • Charging
      • Three ports with 5W capacity to charge iPhone, iPod or iPad mini
      • One port with 12W capacity to quick charge iPads
    • Drive Bootability Under test
  • Video Support
    • Thunderbolt Display Native support
    • Mini DisplayPort Native support
    • HDMI With Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter (sold separately)
    • DVI With Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter (sold separately)
    • Dual-Link DVI With Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter (sold separately)
    • VGA With Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter (sold separately)
    • Resolution Dependent on computer video controller specification
  • Audio Connectors
    • Microphone One 3.5 mm monaural analog microphone jack in front
    • Headphones One 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack in front; supports stereo optical digital audio out (mini TOSLINK cable required)
    • Line In One 3.5 mm stereo line level line in jack in rear
    • Speakers One 3.5 mm stereo speaker jack in rear for powered speakers
    • Priority Front I/O jacks have priority over rear I/O jacks
  • Front Panel Indicators
    • Power Power LED indicator
    • SATA Activity Activity LED indicator for internal and/or external SATA hard drive or SSD

Included Items

  • Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock
  • One power cord
  • User's guide


  • Any Mac with a Thunderbolt port
  • OS X 10.8.5+
  • OS X Server 10.8.5+


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