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Echo ExpressCard Pro Thunderbolt Adapter & SxS Media Reader Free Shipping!

Our PN: SNTN5250021
Manufacturer: Sonnet
Platform(s): Mac

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List Price:$169.95

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Quick Overview

ExpressCard/34 card adapter for use with Thunderbolt Technology-equipped computers. Supports ExpressCard 2.0 cards at full bandwidth for ultimate performance. Compatible with most Sonnet ExpressCard/34 cards (CompactFlash, SDXC, UHS-I, FireWire 800, eSATA) and a expanding list of third-party ExpressCards. In addition, Echo ExpressCard Pro is the fastest and least expensive SxS memory card reader with Thunderbolt technology.



Manufacturer Part Number: ECHOPRO-E34

Expanding Beyond the Box
Thunderbolt technology is amazingthe speed (up to 10Gb/s) and versatility (supporting high-resolution displays plus high-performance data devices through a single, compact port) make it clear that this is the next generation I/O technology, available today. But what about connecting existing FireWire and eSATA peripherals, as well as high speed memory cards? Sonnets Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapters expand Thunderbolt connectivity to support more than just storage systems and monitors. This Sonnet adapter adds an ExpressCard/34 slot to any computer to which its connected, enabling you to use a wide variety of ExpressCard/34 cards to add a range of interfaces and capabilities to your system. Plus, its the fastest, least expensive SxS memory card reader available!

Imagine adding more FireWire ports or an eSATA interface through a single Thunderbolt adapter. These card adapters allow you to choose your connections and add more to your setup. Because these adapters support hot-swapping, you can select and change the ExpressCard to use as neededthey supports most Sonnet ExpressCard/34 cards (with a PCI Express interface), such as our FireWire interfaces, CompactFlash and SDXC card readers, select eSATA controllers, and interface cards for our Qio CF4 and Qio E3 pro media readers. They also support specialty adapters like RMEs 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 Sonys latest SxS driver*.

Set up for these Sonnet adapters is simplejust connect one directly to your computer or at the end of a Thunderbolt device chain with a Thunderbolt cable (not included, sold at the Apple Store)thats it. Theres no software to install and no power supply to plug in. Plug the ExpressCard/34 card or SxS memory card into the Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter as you would into a notebook computers ExpressCard slot, install software for the adapter if necessary, and you are ready to work.

Pro Model Supports Ultimate Performance with PCIe 2.0 Interface for ExpressCard 2.0 Cards
Available in two versions, the original Echo ExpressCard Thunderbolt Adapter is suitable for most applications; the Pro version supports ExpressCard 2.0 cards at full bandwidth for the ultimate performance (for example, Sonnets newest super-fast Pro eSATA cards yield read/write speeds as high as 375 MB/s.) Both models ingest footage from SxS memory cards at up to 100 MB/s. The Echo Express Pro also includes a 5-year warranty. Sonnets Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapters give you the additional connectivity you need, today.

Key Features

  • Expands Your Computer's Connectivity and CapabilitiesEnables you to use ExpressCard/34 adapters with Thunderbolt technology-equipped computers
  • Reads SxS Memory CardsIngests footage from SxS memory cards at up to 100 MB/s
  • Fast InterfaceHigh-performance 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt technology, 5.0 Gb/s ExpressCard 2.0 (Pro model) or 2.5 Gb/s ExpressCard interface
  • Supports Common ExpressCard/34 AdaptersSupports Sonnet Pro CompactFlash and SDXC readers; FireWire, and select eSATA adapters
  • Supports Qio Interface AdaptersEnables use of Qio CF4 and Qio E3 pro media readers 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


  • Warranty 5-year (Echo Pro ExpressCard/34)
  • SxS Compatible Yes, with following driver -
  • Bus Interface PCI Express 2.0 x1 (Echo Pro ExpressCard/34)
  • External Connectors
    • 1 Thunderbolt
    • 1 ExpressCard/34
  • Data Transfer Speeds Up to 5.0 Gb/s (Echo Pro ExpressCard/34)
  • Supported ExpressCard/34 Adapter Types PCIe-based with driver support for Thunderbolt Technology
  • Dimensions WxDxH: 2.7in x 4.0in x 1.3in (6.7 x 10.0 x 3.4 cm)
  • RoHS Compliant Yes

Included Items

  • Echo Pro ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide


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