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Sonnet Echo Express SE IIIe Thunderbolt to PCIe Card Expansion System - Three PCIe 3.0 x8 Slots

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ECHO-EX-SE3E-T3
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732311012938
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Sonnet Echo Express SE IIIe Thunderbolt to PCIe Card Expansion System - Three PCIe 3.0 x8 Slots

Echo Express SE IIIe

3-slot Desktop Thunderbolt to PCIe Card Expansion System for Computers with Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Connect Three Full-height, Half-length+ PCIe Cards to Computers with Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 Ports

Although thin Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® computers with Thunderbolt™ 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™ to PCIe card expansion system that enables you to connect three professional PCIe cards at the same time to any computer with Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 ports.

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Echo Express SE IIIe - Desktop Expansion with Auxiliary Power Connector

Echo Express SE IIIe provides three PCIe card expansion slots in a compact desktop enclosure. Smaller than the 3-slot Echo III Desktop, the Echo Express SE IIIe is still large enough to support nearly every Thunderbolt 3 compatible, non-GPU PCIe 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. Got a double-width card? ‍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. The Echo Express SE IIIe provides the space to accommodate such cards. Need Extra Power? Echo Express SE IIIe includes an auxiliary PCIe power connector, enabling you to install a card requiring extra power, such as theAJA® Kona® 5 and the Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G.

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Key Features:

  • For Computers with Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 Ports
  • Thunderbolt 3 Interface (40Gbps)
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • Quiet, Temperature-Controlled Fan
  • 120W Universal Power Adapter
  • Auxiliary Power Connector (for Power-Hungry PCIe Cards)
  • Rugged Aluminum Enclosure
  • Includes 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 Cable (unlike other brand of cables, Sonnet's cable provides Thunderbolt 3's full 2750 MB/s bandwidth and supports up to 100W of power delivery)
  • Includes Sonnet Designed ThunderLok 3 Connector Retainer Clip (prevents accidental cable disconnections)
  • Mac, Windows, and Linux Compatible
  • 2-year Product Warranty
  • Free Lifetime Customer Technical Support
  • Designed and Made in the USA

The Thunderbolt Connection

Plugged into one of your computer's Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports, this compact desktop expansion system supports three professional PCIe cards (video capture; audio DSP; 6Gb or 12Gb SAS or SATA host bus adapter; 10Gb or 25Gb, Ethernet; or RAID controller).

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Mac Compatibility
  • Mac (M series) with PCIe cards that have compatible drivers
  • Mac (Intel®) with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Mac (Intel) with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 1 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 Ventura compatible
Windows Compatibility
  • Windows computer with Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3(1) ports
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11 22H2 build 22621.819 and newer
Linux Compatibility
  • Linux computer with Thunderbolt 4 or 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
Part Number ECHO-EX-SE3E-T3
Warranty 2-year
Form Factor Thunderbolt desktop enclosure
External Connectors Two Thunderbolt 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
NRTL Certified
Fan Noctua NF-R8 redux-1800 at 17.1dBA
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 desktop enclosure
Universal power adapter
Power cord
0.7-meter 40Gbps Thunderbolt cable
ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip(1)
Documentation
Product Manual PDF file
Technical Notes
  • ThunderLok 3 compatible specifically with Sonnet 0.5- and 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables; Sonnet 1- and 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables require ThunderLok 3L.
  • While the Echo Express SE IIIe features a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface, some computers equipped with Thunderbolt 3 use an x2 PCIe lane implementation of Thunderbolt 3 technology that limits PCIe performance to 20Gbps.
  • Full performance requires the use of the included 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 cable, other 40Gbps (not 20Gbps) Thunderbolt 3 cable, or any Thunderbolt 4 cable; look for the Thunderbolt icon and the number 3 or 4 on the connector housings to identify Thunderbolt cables.
  • Second Thunderbolt port supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb) or Gen 2 (10Gb) devices when connected with proper cable or adapter (sold separately).

Compatibility

Mac Compatibility
Mac (M1) with PCIe cards that have M1 compatible drivers
Mac (Intel®) with Thunderbolt 3 ports
Mac (Intel) with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 1 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 Monterey compatible

Windows Compatibility
Windows computer with Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports
Windows 11, 10
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 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports
Linux Kernel 5.0+