Sonnet Qio E3 High-Speed SxS Card Reader with Thunderbolt Interface Adapter for Mac & Windows

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About Sonnet QIO-E3-TB

The Sonnet Qio E3 High-Speed SxS Card Reader is designed specifically for use with SxS media cards. Providing a cost-effective, high-speed multi-slot alternative to stand-alone card readers for videographers and studios alike, Qio E3's three SxS slots enable you to ingest files faster and more efficiently, with aggregate ingest speed up to 300 MB/sec., much faster than standard USB adapters are capable.

Choice of Interface
Qio E3 is available with your choice of a PCIe interface card for desktops, an ExpressCard/34 interface for notebooks, or a Thunderbolt interface adapter (with included Thunderbolt cable) for any Mac with a Thunderbolt port. With the purchase of an additional Qio E3 PCIe adapter card, ExpressCard/34 card, or Thunderbolt adapter, you can move your Qio E3 from suite to suite and then to location and back again without breaking a sweat. No matter where you use it, Qio E3 will quickly become an essential tool in your workflow.

Flexible Power Options

AC Power
For desktop use, a universal 12V output AC power supply (with wall plugs for US, Japan, Europe, UK and Australia) is included.

Battery Power
For battery-powered operation during field work, Sonnet's optional XLR 4-pin adapter cable interfaces Qio E3 with an external battery pack, such as Tekkeon myPower ALL batteries at an 8-19V setting.

FireWire Bus Power
Alternatively, you can power the Qio E3 by connecting it to a computer with a FireWire port with Sonnet's optional FireWire 400-to-3.5mm power cable.

6Gb/s SATA PCIe 2.0 Host Controller Inside
Qio E3 includes two 6 Gb/s eSATA ports, perfect for connecting media readers with an eSATA interface, such as the RED STATION REDMAG 1.8" and 2.5".

Mac and Windows Compatible
Sonnet's Qio E3 offers Mac and PC cross-platform compatibility, extending its usefulness on location and in the studio. Whether you're using a MacBook Pro, PC-based HP Z800 or Mac Pro, or any Mac with a Thunderbolt port, the Qio E3 fits seamlessly into your demanding production workflow.

Travel and Desktop Companion
Qio E3 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. It's rugged, too-the robust aluminum case easily withstands heavy use. This pro media reader even incorporates a slot for Kensington and similar security locks to secure the device and deter theft.

Sonnet QIO-E3-TB Features

  • Versatile Support-Support for Sony SxS and PCIe-based ExpressCard/34 cards
  • Fast-Uses PCI Express 2.0 bus interface to deliver superior performance; aggregate available bandwidth of 400 MB/sec
  • Choice of Interface-Qio E3 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
  • SxS Aggregate Media Ingest Speed (3 cards concurrently)-PCIe or Thunderbolt interface: 400MB/s; ExpressCard/34 interface: 200MB/s
  • Mac and Windows Compatible-Qio E3 supports your workflow, regardless the platform you've chosen
  • Built-in SATA Connections-Connect external media readers with an eSATA interface
  • Small and Rugged-Strong aluminum case
  • Security-Slot for Kensington and similar security locks to secure the device and deter theft

Sonnet QIO-E3-TB Specifications

External Connectors (Qio E3 Enclosure)
Three ExpressCard/34 (SxS)
Two eSATA 6GB/s
External PCIe 2.0 x1 18-pin
Two 12V power
Host Connectors (PCIe & Card Adapter)
External PCIe x1 - 18
Host Connectors (Thunderbolt Adapter)
Bus Interface
PCI Express 2.0 x1
Supported Media
Sony SxS, SxS-1, SxS Pro, SxS Pro+
Supported ExpressCard/34 Cards
All Sonnet ExpressCard/34 cards and most third-party ExpressCard/34 cards and devices
Thunderbolt Expansion
Expands Sonnet Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter to three ExpressCard/34 slots
Drives Supported
Two (each of which can be hardware RAIDs of multiple drives)
Drives Type Supported
Serial ATA
Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
Hot Plug Qio E3
Supported in MacBook Pro
12V @ 1.25A input
12V @ 0.5A output to support Sonnet Fusion F2QR
Absolute Maximum Input Voltage
RoHS Compliant
Mac Compatibility
OS X Version 10.6.8-10.9.1
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" / 15 x 15.75 x 2.54cm
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