Sonnet QIO-PCIE Professional Universal Media Reader/Writer with PCIe Bus Extender Adapter, Built-in SATA Connections


About Sonnet

Sonnet's Qio Universal Media Reader reads from and writes to P2, SxS, CompactFlash, SDHC and SATA storage systems with an eSATA interface, at up to 250MB/sec--much faster than FireWire or USB adapters. It has dual P2, SxS and CF slots and an included adapter for SDHC cards, allowing you to offload files or copy files between any cards, attached drives or host computer efficiently and quickly.

Qio also has 4 eSATA connectors, enabling you to connect 2 Sonnet Fusion F2 portable 2-drive RAID SATA storage systems (not included) and copy files between them with ease--you can also connect 4 drive enclosures such as Sonnet's Fusion D400QR5 (not included) and Fusion D500P (not included) with access to as many as 20 drives, thanks to Qio's support of port multipliers and integrated hardware RAID controllers.

Since the SxS slots double as ExpressCard/34 slots and the P2 slots are compatible with CardBus cards, Qio essentially sextuples the number of expansion card slots available to you if you use a notebook computer. If you use a desktop computer, Qio lets you swap adapter cards without opening the case-you can utilize WiwFi, FireWire, USB, Gigabit Ethernet and other adapters as well, because Qio's included interface card extends the PCIe bus outside your computer, basically adding expansion slots to your computer.

Sonnet Features

  • Replaces Multiple Card Readers: Comprehensive memory card compatibility with support for Sony SxS, Panasonic P2, CompactFlash and SDHC cards (with included adapter)
  • Built-In SATA Connections: Integrated, fast SATA host controller based on Tempo SATA E4P with four eSATA ports supports and powers two Fusion F2 SATA storage systems, or supports SATA drive enclosures with up to 20 drives total
  • Fast: Uses PCI Express bus interface to deliver superior performance; aggregate bandwidth of 250MB/sec.
  • Small and Rugged: Strong aluminum case measures just 5.9"x 6.2"x 1.22"
  • ExpressCard/34 interface card
  • Security - Kensington slot
  • Ships with Sonnet PCIe Bus Extender PCIe

Sonnet Specifications

Qio Read Performance
P2 Card: 25MB/sec
CF Card: 85MB/sec
2X CF Card: 170MB/sec
SxS Card: 90MB/sec
2X SxS Card: 180MB/sec
External Connectors (Qio Enclosure)
2 x CompactFlash,
2 x CardBus (P2),
2 x ExpressCard/34 (SxS),
4 x eSATA,
external PCIe x1 - 18,
3 power
External Connectors (Adapter Card)
external PCIe x1 - 18
Data Transfer Speed
Up to 250MB/s aggregate
Bus Interface
PCI Express x1
Supported Media, CompactFlash Slots
Type I CompactFlash
Supported Media, CardBus Slots
P2, P2 E-series
Supported Media, ExpressCard/34 Slots
SxS; SxS Pro; SDHC using included adapter
Drives Supported
Up to 20
Drives Type Supported
Serial ATA I & II
Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
Not Supported
RoHS Compliant
12V@3A input
2 X 12V@ 0.5A output
Absolute Maximum input voltage 14V.
Dimensions (Qio Enclosure) (W x D x H)
5.9 x 6.2 x .1.2 in. / 14.9 x 15.7 x 3 cm
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