Sonnet Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 with Blu-ray Player

Sonnet Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 with Blu-ray Player

Sonnet Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 with Blu-ray Player

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Thunderbolt 10 Gb/s
  • 16-Port Docking Station
  • Supports HDMI, DVI, VGA & Dual-Link DVI
  • Adds Blu-ray Movie Play Support
  • Holds 2.5" or 3.5" Storage Drive
  • FireWire, eSATA, USB 3.0, Audio Ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Data Transfer Rate up to 800 Mb/s
  • Daisy Chainable
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Sonnet Echo 15 overview

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The Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 with Blu-ray Player from Sonnet enables you to connect any computer with a Thunderbolt port to your peripherals through an optional Thunderbolt cable. Simply plug in your printer, keyboard, mouse, cable modem, cell phone, headphones, speakers, microphone, and other devices to the Echo dock with your cables and connect your computer to the dock with the Thunderbolt cable. When it's time to disconnect your computer, just unplug the Thunderbolt cable.

The dock gives you plenty of interfaces to choose from including USB 3.0, SATA and eSATA, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 mm audio input, 3.5 mm audio output, and Thunderbolt. 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 devices you may need to disconnect more often to the front.

The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock includes a Blu-ray BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive to load software, import CDs, burn CDs and DVD-ROMs, and play DVD and Blu-ray movies. The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock with Blu-ray Drive even includes software that enables Blu-ray movie playback on your Mac computer or attached display. You can also install your old hard drive or SSD right in the dock. Sonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt with a Blu-ray drive as well as extra space, mounting hardware, and connectors for you to install a 2.5" or 3.5" SATA HDD (hard disk drive) or SSD (solid state drive).

It connects your peripherals to the Echo dock; connect your computer and disconnect it from the dock using one Thunderbolt cable
It provides multiple interfaces like Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, SATA, eSATA, FireWire 800, and Gigabit Ethernet
It adds Blu-ray Movie play support for OS X, Blu-ray player software enables Blu-ray movie playback on your computer or attached display
It supports Internal Hard Drive or SSD Installation so you can install a 2.5" or 3.5" 6 Gb/s SATA drive inside the dock
Front and rear USB 3.0 and audio ports along with the ability to be placed horizontally or vertically provides flexibility when in use
Its wide range of display connection options allows you to select from a variety of inexpensive Mini Display Port to popular display interfaces such as HDMI, DVI, VGA and Dual-Link DVI
It is compatible with Thunderbolt Macs that supports any Mac with a Thunderbolt port running OS X 10.8.2+
UPC: 732311010040
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Sonnet Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 with Blu-ray Player
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Sonnet Echo 15 specs

    Standard IEEE 1394b Compliant
    Compatibility Any Mac with a Thunderbolt port
    OS X 10.8.2+
    OS X Server 10.8.2+
    Chipset LSI 643E
    External Connectors 2 x 3 Gb/s eSATA
    1 x FireWire 800
    1 x RJ-45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    2 x Thunderbolt
    4 x USB 3.0
    2 x Audio input
    2 x Audio output
    1 x Power
    Internal Connectors SATA power
    SATA data
    Audio Connectors 1 x Analog microphone jack in front
    1 x Line-in rear
    1 x Stereo headphone jack in front
    1 x Stereo speaker jack in rear for powered speaker
    Priority Front I/O jacks have priority over rear I/O jacks
    Hardware Blu-ray Drive: Blu-ray disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive)
    Blu-ray Player Software: OS X player software included
    Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connections
    Number of Devices Supported Up to 63 (data only)
    Cable Support 9-pin male FireWire 800 cables
    Peripherals Supported Supports all industry standard FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 devices

    FireWire 400 support through FireWire 800 ports requires Sonnet FireWire 400-to-800 adapter or adapter cable

    Data Transfer Rates 800/400/200/100 Mb/s
    Indicators Power: 1 x LED indicator
    SATA Activity: Activity LED indicator for internal SATA hard drive or SSD
    Gigabit Ethernet Port Network Connector: One RJ-45 connector supports, supports 1000 Mb/s, 100 Mb/s, and 100 Mb/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)
    USB Ports
    Ports: 2 x in front
    2 x 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 127
    Hot Plug: Supports hot-pluggable device connection
    Charging: 5 W capacity to charge iPhone, iPod or iPad mini
    Drive Bootability: Under test

    iPad charging requires 10W and is not supported by the Sonnet dock

    Internal SATA Drives Supported: 2.5" or 3.5" SSD or hard drive
    SATA Speed: Up to 6 Gb/s
    Data Transfer Speed: Up to 375 MB/s
    Boot Support: OS X booting supported
    External SATA Devices Supported: Any storage device with a SATA interface
    SATA Speed: Up to 3 Gb/s
    Data Transfer Rate: Up to 250 Mb/s
    Boot Support: OS X booting supported
    Port Multiplier Support: Yes
    Video support Thunderbolt Display: Native support
    Mini Display Port: Native support
    HDMI: With Mini Display Port to HDMI Adapter
    DVI: With Mini Display Port to DVI Adapter
    Dual-Link DVI: With Mini Display Port to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
    VGA: With Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter
    Resolution: Dependent on computer video controller specification

    Apple adapters recommended for HDMI, DVI, Dual-Link, VGA.

    Thunderbolt Cables Supported: Standard Thunderbolt (20-pin) male cable
    Peripherals Supported: Supports all industry standard Thunderbolt devices
    Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gb/s per channel
    Daisy Chain Up to six devices
    RoHS Compliance Yes
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.87 x 3.3 x 8.86" (20 x 8.38 x 22.5 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.6 x 10.5 x 6.3"

    Sonnet Echo 15 reviews

    Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 with Blu-ray Player is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Product Seems solidly built but a little old school clunky mechanically. Seems to be dozens of little screws with 4 or 5 different sizes that need to be removed just to install an internal drive. It is not hard to do, but could have been easier. Its nice that a T8 torx wrench for the front panel screws is provided. It has a fan that is temperature controlled but runs constantly. It is noisier than I'd like. I may have to replace it with something quieter. SSDs seem to perform a little better installed in the Sonnet than a recent OWC mini Thunderbay enclosure. Black Magic is showing 361MB/s writes to a 1TB Samsung 840 pro vs 334 MB/s in the OWC enclosure, reads are about the same. Sleep/wake and shutdown seem to be seamless. For those that want to unplug and go, an applet provides a one touch eject all drives attached to the box, including those within a downstream TB enclosure. It charges iOS devices (including iPads) when the mac is sleeping or disconnected but, of course, the Mac wakes up when you unplug or plug in the iOS USB cable. Firewire works fine The BR/DVD drive is much speedier than the USB drives I've used. I have a data application that accesses the drive often, and the responsiveness is a welcome improvement. Also flipping through movie DVD menus is much quicker as well as FF actions. The audio does not pop on sleep or shutdown like some well known docks do. Plugging a audio device (analog or optical) into the front shuts off the rear audio output. If you are starting from scratch and need a TB dock with a wide variety of interfaces and a two bay drive enclosure, the Echo package may save you a few $$.
    Date published: 2015-11-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Jury is Out I got my first one 6 months ago, the one with the plain optical drive. Aside from the time-consuming installation process for the hard drive, it has been functional and I was fairly happy with it. I get many USB Devices Disabled messages with it, but I learned to live with that. The drive eventually started acting up and I'm still not sure it was the drive or the dock, but I unhooked it and planned to use it for another setup, then I ordered another dock, this time with the read-only blu-ray optical drive. When I got it, one of the screws in the top was stripped - not the top of the screw, but the threads. I was unable to get it out in order to install the hard drive. After spending a good deal of time, I contacted Sonnet and they were not really helpful, telling me to return it to B&H. I went back to work wth a tweezers and finally got it out, again installed a hard drive, which again took a good deal of time. All seemed well. Until today. Today, for the first time, I went to put a CD in the drive. It did not mount. This CD mounts in every other machine I own. I then went to put a DVD into it. After I re-started the computer, it finally mounted, but only that one time. I tried calling Sonnet, but they sent me to voicemail after putting me on hold for a long time. They were too busy. I then wrote them an email and will see what they say, which is why I say the jury is out. I have already spent way too much time on this product. I have generally been satisfied with their other products, and I have owned more than a few, but this one is trying my patience. I don't think I would buy one of these again.
    Date published: 2016-10-26
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