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Sonnet Qio E3 SxS Universal Professional Media Reader (with PCIE for Mac)

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Sonnet Qio E3 SxS Universal Professional Media Reader (with PCIE for Mac)

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Product Highlights

  • Bandwidth of 400 MB/s
  • Strong Aluminum Case
  • Use SxS Media & ExpressCard/34 Adapters

You Pay: $279.95

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The Qio E3 SxS Universal Professional Media Reader (with PCIE for Mac) from Sonnet is a cost-effective, high-speed alternative to stand-alone card readers for videographers and studios. With this reader, users have the ability to transfer data concurrently from three SxS cards for Sony HD DV camcorders, dramatically increasing efficiency. Users can copy files between any cards and the computer with aggregate bandwidth of up to 400 MB/s.

The unit's slots also accept optional ExpressCard/34 adapters, enabling the use of WiFi, FireWire, USB, Gigabit Ethernet, and others, regardless of the interfaces present on the computer. Users can even transfer files from SxS media while using ExpressCard/34 adapters. Designed for both in-studio or on-location use, the E3 features a rugged, compact case with the same 5.9 x 6.2" (15 x 16cm) footprint as the original Qio, but with half the profile.

Qio E3 connects to a computer through an included PCIe interface adapter card for desktops. The included adapter extends the computer's 2.5 Gbps PCIe bus outside the computer to the Qio E3 enclosure, effectively adding expansion slots outside the computer and enabling users to easily swap out adapter cards without having to open up the computer's case.

Fast
PCIe interface delivers superior performance; aggregate bandwidth of 400 MB/s
Small and Rugged
Strong aluminum case measures just 5.9" x 6.2" x 1.0" (14.9 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm)
Versatile
Supports any combination of SxS media and ExpressCard/34 adapters at the same time
UPC: 732311008283
Compatible Memory Cards Sony SxS, PCIe-based ExpressCard/34 cards
Computer Interface Mac compatible
Data Transfer Rate Aggregate available bandwidth of 400 MB/s
Video Output Not specified by manufacturer
Remote Control Not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirements 12 V @ 1.25 A input
12 V @ 0.5 A output to support Sonnet Fusion F2QR
Absolute Maximum Input Voltage: 20 V
Universal 12 V output AC power supply with wall plugs for US, Japan, Europe, UK and Australia use is included
Optional XLR 4-pin adapter cable allows use of battery power
System & Software Requirements Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 to 10.8+
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.9 x 6.2 x 1.0" (14.9 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 6.9 x 4.4"
Sonnet Qio E3 SxS Universal Professional Media Reader (with PCIE for Mac)
  • Sonnet Bus Extender PCIe Adapter
  • Universal 12V Power Supply With 10' Cable
  • External PCIe x1 Interface Cable (39.37"/1m)
  • Carrying Case
  • Software CD
  • User's Guide
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SonnetQio E3 SxS Universal Professional Media Reader (with PCIE for Mac)
     
    3.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable dock (3)
    • Excellent interface (3)
    • Fast transfer (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image transfer (4)
    • Image storage (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    1.0

    Just does not work

    By Stevent

    from New York

    About Me Professional

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult Setup

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sonnet Qio E3 SxS Universal Professional Media Reader (with PCIE for Mac):

        I bought this hoping it would save me time. The design seems great. However, after spending most of a day trying to get it to work in four different Windows 7 computers, I gave up. Whomever designed the PCIe card interface should be shot. It just plain does not work.

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By TM

        from Burbank, CA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable Dock
        • Excellent Interface
        • Fast Transfer
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography
          • Image Transfer

          Comments about Sonnet Qio E3 SxS Universal Professional Media Reader (with PCIE for Mac):

          We download massive amounts of memory off of SxS Pro cards and the Qio E3 is very fast and is able to handle everything we throw at it.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great product, great customer service!

          By DIT Chris

          from Portland OR

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Interface
          • Fast Transfer
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Short Cable

          Best Uses

          • Digital Capture
          • Image Storage
          • Image Transfer

          Comments about Sonnet Qio E3 SxS Universal Professional Media Reader (with PCIE for Mac):

          I love the product, works great with my laptop and adds 2x extra SATA ports for my desktop. When I received the box, it came without a power supply. I contacted Sonnet and they overnighted the part to my house.

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          5.0

          Excellent SxS Card Reader.

          By Queasy_D

          from Winnipeg, Manitoba

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable Dock
          • Excellent Interface
          • Fast Transfer
          • Lightweight
          • Long Cable
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Digital Capture
            • Digital Photography
            • Image Storage
            • Image Transfer
            • Viewing Images

            Comments about Sonnet Qio E3 SxS Universal Professional Media Reader (with PCIE for Mac):

            Very happy with this purchase. This reader has been reliable and incredibly fast.

            Previously I had used a USB 2.0 card reader for on set copy and backup. I found it incredibly slow making 2 copies using Alexa data manager on my Mac Pro tower was only writing a GB per min.

            This reader allows me to make two copies from the original source material writing to two G Raid hard drives at write speeds of 200 MB per second. Currently my copy speeds are only limited by the read speed of the SxS cards.

            This has greatly increased the speed of my work flow and reduced my wrap time on set.

            If you need a fast and reliable SxS card reader this is it!

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            2.0

            Excellent.....but

            By Broadcast Master

            from Johannesburg, South Africa

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable Dock

            Cons

            • Difficult Setup

            Best Uses

            • Image Storage
            • Image Transfer

            Comments about Sonnet Qio E3 SxS Universal Professional Media Reader (with PCIE for Mac):

            Tricky to get working in a windows environment - luckily I had 7 PCIe slots to choose from - eventually found one that works adaquetly. The aluminium casing is poorly finished - looks very home made.

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