Sonnet Qio Professional Universal Media Reader for Mac & Windows, Up to 200MBps Data Transfer Rate, Thunderbolt Port


About Sonnet QIO-TB

The Sonnet Qio is a multi-tasking marvel; this is the video industry's first device that supports all major HD video memory card formats in one compact, high-performance device. Qio reads from just about any memory card-SxS, P2, CompactFlash, SDHC and SDXC and external media readers with an eSATA interface, all at high speed. Replacing multiple standalone readers, Qio's dual P2, SxS and 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 adapters are capable.

Mac and Windows Compatible
Sonnet's Qio 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 fits seamlessly into your demanding production workflow.

Choice of Interface
Qio 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 PCIe adapter card, ExpressCard/34 card, or Thunderbolt adapter, 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.

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 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 by connecting it to a computer with a FireWire port with Sonnet's optional FireWire 400-to-3.5mm power cable.

eSATA Connections
Qio includes four eSATA ports, perfect for connecting media readers with an eSATA interface, such as the RED STATION REDMAG 1.8" and 2.5".

Travel and Desktop Companion
The Qio 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-TB Features

  • Replaces Multiple Card Readers-Comprehensive memory card compatibility with support for Sony SxS, Panasonic P2, CompactFlash, SDHC and SDXC cards (with included adapter); XQD cards also supported (with adapter, sold separately)
  • Fast-Uses PCI Express bus interface to deliver superior performance; aggregate bandwidth of 200 MB/sec
  • Mac and Windows Compatible-Qio works with in 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 1.22"
  • Security-Slot for Kensington and similar security locks to secure the device and deter theft

Sonnet QIO-TB Specifications

External Connectors (Qio Enclosure)
Two CompactFlash (CF)
Two CardBus (P2)
Two ExpressCard/34 (SxS)
Four eSATA
External PCIe x1 - 18
Three power
Host Connector (PCIe & Card Adapter)
External PCIe x1 - 18
Host Connector (Thunderbolt Adapter)
Data Transfer Speed
Up to 200 MB/s aggregate
Bus Interface
PCI Express x1
Supported Media, CompactFlash Slots
Type I CompactFlash
Supported Media, CardBus Slots(4)
Panasonic P2, P2 E-series, microP2 card (with microP2 adapter)
Supported Media, ExpressCard/34 Slots
Sony SxS, SxS-1, SxS Pro, SxS Pro+; SanDisk SxS ExpressCard; SDXC using included adapter; XQD using adapter (sold separately)
External Media Readers Supported
Four with eSATA interface, such as RED STATION REDMAG 1.8" or 2.5"
Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
Hot Plug Qio
Supported in MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6.8+
Mac Compatibility
OS X Version 10.6.8-10.9.1
Mac computer with a Thunderbolt port
Windows Compatibility
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008
RoHS Compliant
12V@3A input
2 X 12V@ 0.5A output
Absolute Maximum Input Voltage
14V (Rev A, B, C)
20V (Rev D and later)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
5.9 x 6.2 x 1.2" / 15 x 15.75 x 3.05cm
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