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Connect Three Full-Length PCIe Cards to Any Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 Port

For pros working in the creative fields, a computer’s processing power alone is not enough to get the job done. A prime example is the latest MacBook Pro®, which, while offering great performance, lacks the PCIe expansion slots necessary to support specialty cards that connect pro video and audio inputs, transcode data, and connect to high-speed storage and networks. Instead of slots, these computers include ultra high-performance Thunderbolt™ 3 ports to support peripherals. Sonnet’s Echo™ Express III-D (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) leverages the Thunderbolt 3 ports’ PCIe data to connect PCIe expansion slots outside of a computer. This powerful desktop Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion system enables you to connect three professional PCIe cards—including video capture, audio interface, SAS or SATA HBA, 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and RAID controllers—at the same time to any Mac® and WIndows®(1) computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port.

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Expand and integrate your new Mac Pro at the same time

The new Mac Pro has become an object of desire but its shiny finish hides its true beauty – the massive power inside. If you’re a professional in the audio or video industry, the Mac Pro delivers the power you need but does not have the built-in capability you expect. Thus, to achieve this feat of engineering, Apple® designers have reduced components and space to a minimum, removed disk arrays and PCIe slots and grouped the remaining components in a small cylinder. Its compact size makes the new Mac Pro more portable and rackable but prevents any in-house PCIe expansion card installation. In addition, the computer always requires a box for the rack and ready to go on tour, as well as a practical cable management.

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Transform a Mac mini with Thunderbolt Technology into a Full-Fledged Expandable Rackmount Server!

The new Mac Pro has become an object of desire but its shiny finish hides its true beauty – the massive power inside. If you’re a professional in the audio or video industry, the Mac Pro delivers the power you need but does not have the built-in capability you expect. Thus, to achieve this feat of engineering, Apple® designers have reduced components and space to a minimum, removed disk arrays and PCIe slots and grouped the remaining components in a small cylinder. Its compact size makes the new Mac Pro more portable and rackable but prevents any in-house PCIe expansion card installation. In addition, the computer always requires a box for the rack and ready to go on tour, as well as a practical cable management.

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