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The Echo Express SE eSATA Pro 4-Port Thunderbolt Adapter from Sonnet allows addition of 6 Gb/s eSATA connectivity to your iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro computer with a Thunderbolt port. This adapter allows you to connect eSATA port equipped single and multi-drive storage systems. This gives you the advantage of the eSATA 6 Gb/s throughput which is superior to all FireWire and USB interfaces. This device is designed for optimum performance when connected to your Thunderbolt port. The adapter's optimized design supports aggregate transfer speeds of up to 760 MB/s.
Simply connect the adapter to the host computer via a Thunderbolt cable* and to storage device via eSATA cables*. You can plug in the included power supply and configure the attached storage using the OS X Disk Utility application. The two Thunderbolt ports support daisy chaining of up to six devices to a single port on the host computer.
Note: *Sold separately
eSATA Connectivity to Most Mac Computers
It is a simple way to add four high-performance 6 Gb/s eSATA ports to your Thunderbolt enabled computer.
Temperature-Controlled, Variable-Speed Fan
Temperature-controlled, variable-speed fan ensures quiet operation.
Two thunderbolt ports allow daisy chaining of up to six devices to a single port on the host computer.
AHCI compliance ensures plug and play configuration; attached drives can be configured using the OS X disk utility application.
Supports drive hot-swapping
Supports ATAPI (CD/DVD) drives
Supports S.M.A.R.T. status data reporting
Supports Spread Spectrum Clocking for compatibility with SATA drives and for lower EMI emissions
In the Box
Sonnet Echo Express SE eSATAPro 4-Port Thunderbolt Adapter
Universal Power Adapter
Table of Contents
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 760 MB/s aggregate
Drive Types Supported
SATA 6 Gb/s, SATA 3 Gb/s and SATA 1.5 Gb/s
Boot from attached drives, hot-plug drive
2x Thunderbolt 4x locking eSATA 12 V power
iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, with a Thunderbolt port Mac OS X 10.6.8+ Mac OS X Server 10.6.8+ Mac OS X Server and OS X Mountain Lion compatible
Up to 16
Support for up to 16 drives require the use of drive enclosures employing a hardware RAID controller (like Sonnet's Fusion D400QR5 or R400QR5)
Input: 100 - 240 VAC 1.6 A, 50-60 Hz Output: 12 V at 5.0 A (60 W)