The Sonnet Qio SxS Media Reader with Bus Extender PCIe Adapter is designed for desktop computers. It is a multi-tasking marvel; this is the industry's first device that supports all major HD video memory card formats in one compact, high-performance device. Qio reads from and writes to SxS memory card and SATA storage systems with an eSATA interface, all at high speed. Replacing multiple standalone card readers, Qio's CF slots enable you to ingest files more efficiently and the included SD card adapter handles SDHC and SDXC media. Qio reads files from any combination of cards with aggregate bandwidth up to 200 MB/sec., much faster than FireWire or USB 2.0 adapters are capable.
Mac users in the film and broadcast industries have come to depend on Qio for its broad media support and ease of use. Now Windows PC users can profit from the capabilities and advantages of this Sonnet professional media reader! Qio offers cross-platform compatibility, further extending its usefulness on location and in the studio. If you already own a Qio, you make it Windows-compatible with an upcoming firmware update.
Qio contains the heart and circuitry of the acclaimed Sonnet Tempo SATA E4P SATA controller card. Four eSATA connectors on the back of Qio enable you to connect two Sonnet Fusion F2 portable 2-drive RAID SATA storage systems to easily copy files between them. Qio's support of integrated hardware RAID controllers also enables you to connect four drive enclosures like Sonnet's Fusion D400QR5 to access up to 16 drives.
Qio is available with PCIe adapter card for desktops. With the purchase of an additional Qio PCIe interface card, you can move your Qio from suite to suite and then to location and back again without breaking a sweat. No matter where you use it, Qio will quickly become an essential tool in your workflow.
This Sonnet pro media reader is small about the size of three stacked CD cases and takes up so little space, you can use it just about anywhere. Sharing the same 15cm (5.9") by 16cm (6.2") footprint as Sonnet's Fusion F2 storage system, the case measures just 3cm (1.2") tall. It's rugged, too-the robust aluminum case withstands heavy use.