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Sonnet Qio CF4 High-Speed CompactFlash Card Reader with Thunderbolt Interface Kit

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About the Sonnet CF4

The Sonnet Qio CF4 High-Speed CompactFlash Card Reader is configured with four CompactFlash memory card slots and a fast PCIe 2.0 interface. It can read data from four cards simultaneously at maximum aggregate speeds of 400MB/s. The card reader also has two 6Gb/s eSATA ports. It comes with a Thunderbolt interface adapter and cable for connection and 5Gb/s data transfer to a computer. The supplied external PCIe x4 to x1 interface cable connects the CF4 card reader to the adapter and the Thunderbolt cable connects the adapter to your computer.

Included is a universal AC power supply with wall plugs for use in the US, Japan, Europe, UK and Australia. Alternatively, an optional XLR 4-pin adapter cable can route battery power to the Qio CF4. The card reader also supports the connection of an optional Sonnet Fusion F2QR 2-drive SATA hardware RAID storage system. The Qio CF4 is constructed from aluminum and has a slot for Kensington and similar anti-theft locks. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers and includes flash-ROM that is upgradeable to the latest firmware version. The card reader is hot-pluggable when used with a MacBook Pro, or when used with any computer in conjunction with optional Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt Expansion products.

Sonnet CF4 Includes

  • Sonnet Qio CF4 High-Speed CompactFlash Card Reader
  • Universal 12V Power Supply with 10-foot Cable
  • 1-meter External PCIe x1 Interface Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • User's Guide
  • Thunderbolt Interface Adapter
  • 0.5-meter Thunderbolt Cable
  • Sonnet 2 Years Warranty

Sonnet CF4 Features

  • Four Slots-Enables you to insert and ingest files from four cards at the same time
  • Fast Interface-Delivers superior performance using PCI Express 2.0 bus interface; available aggregate bandwidth of up to 400 MB/sec.
  • Choice of Interface-Qio CF4 package includes your choice of interface; PCI Express 2.0 card for desktops, ExpressCard/34 for notebooks, or Thunderbolt for any Mac with a Thunderbolt port
  • Fast Aggregate Ingest Speed (four cards concurrently)-PCIe or Thunderbolt interface: 400MB/s; ExpressCard/34: 200MB/s
  • Mac and Windows Compatible-Qio CF4 supports your workflow, regardless the platform you've chosen
  • Built-in SATA Connections-Connect media readers with an eSATA interface
  • Small and Rugged-Strong aluminum case measures just 5.9" x 6.2" x 1"
  • Security-Slot for Kensington and similar security locks to secure the device and deter theft

Sonnet CF4 Specifications

External Connectors Four CompactFlash (CF)
Two 6Gb/s eSATA
External PCIe 2.0 x1 18-pin
Two 12V power
Host Connectors Thunderbolt
Bus Interface PCI Express 2.0 x1
Supported Media Type I CompactFlash
External Media Readers Supported Two with eSATA interface, such as RED STATION REDMAG 1.8" or 2.5"
Firmware Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
Hot Plug Qio CF4 Supported in MacBook Pro and any computer through Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt Expansion products
Power 12V at 3A input
12V at 0.5A output to support Sonnet Fusion F2QR
Absolute Maximum Input Voltage 20V
RoHS Compliant Yes
Mac Compatibility OS X Version 10.6.8-10.8.4
Mac with a Thunderbolt port
Windows Compatibility Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008
Dimensions (W x D x H) 5.9 x 6.2 x 1" (14.9 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm)
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