Sonnet Echo RoHS 15 Thunderbolt Dockstation With DVD (2TB) (Green Friendly)
Connect to Your Peripherals with One Cable
Sonnet's Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock enables you to connect any Mac with a Thunderbolt port to your peripherals through a single Thunderbolt cable (sold separately), an especially handy ability for notebook users. Simply plug in your printer, keyboard, mouse, cable modem, external hard drive, headphones, speakers, microphone, and iPad, iPhone, or iPod, and other devices to the Echo dock with their supplied cables, and connect your computer to the dock with a Thunderbolt cable. When it's time to disconnect your computer, just unplug the Thunderbolt cable! The Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock gives you plenty of interfaces to choose from, including USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 mm audio input, 3.5 mm audio output, and Thunderbolt.
Your Choice of DVD±RW or Blu-Ray Drive
If you've purchased a new iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Retina Display, you may have noticed something's missing—an optical drive. Not to worry, the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock has you covered—it includes your choice of DVD±RW drive, or Blu-ray Disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW). For those who purchase the Blu-ray drive model, you'll find the included Blu-ray player software for OS X is very handy, enabling you to watch Blu-ray movies on your computer or attached monitor.
iDevice Charging Hub
With its four USB 3.0 ports, the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock will be the hub for your handheld iDevices, too. Each port can charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod, even when your computer is disconnected, off, or sleeping.
Advanced USB 3.0 Feature Support
The Echo dock's USB 3.0 ports support UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) and Wake On Demand (Wake On USB 3.0). UASP support ensures that UASP-enabled external drives connected to the dock achieve their maximum data transfer rate potential, with performance improved by up to 20% above the drive connected to a USB host without UASP support. Wake on demand support allows devices such as a keyboard connected to the Echo dock's USB 3.0 ports to wake your computer.
Rugged Aluminum Design, Multiple Ports
Aluminum LogoSonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock for maximum flexibility in use. The rugged aluminum case may be set horizontally, or vertically to save space on the desktop. For your convenience, USB 3.0, audio input, and audio output ports are placed on both the front and back of the enclosure, so you can leave frequently used devices connected to the back, and connect devices you disconnect more often to the front. The headphone jack on the front supports a mini TOSLINK optical digital audio cable, enabling you to pass stereo audio out to your A/V system. Dual Thunderbolt ports enable the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock to support daisy chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals, and to be placed anywhere in a Thunderbolt device chain. You can even connect a Thunderbolt display, or other monitor type with an appropriate adapter, so you're not limited to a single type of display interface. Depending on the display, you could even place it on top of the Echo dock.
Storage Space for a Time Machine (Drive) or High-Performance SSD
Sonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock with extra space, mounting hardware, and connectors for you to install a single 2.5" or 3.5" SATA HDD (hard disk drive) or SSD (solid state drive). The fast 6 Gb/s SATA interface supports an HDD at its maximum speeds, and an SSD at up to 380 MB/s. Add a high-capacity drive to use as your Mac's Time Machine drive, to back up your computer's data, or to store your ever growing media library. Optionally, you can install one high-performance SSD for blazing-fast access to applications and files. Whichever choice you make, the drive mounts inside the Echo dock, so you can expand your storage without the fuss of adding another external drive, power brick, and cable clutter. Don't feel like installing a drive yourself? Sonnet also offers the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock equipped with a 2TB HDD on the DVD±RW drive model, and 2TB or 4TB HDD on the Blu-ray drive model, available exclusively through the Sonnet Online Store. You can also boot your Mac from a drive installed in the Echo dock, enabling you to make repairs to or recover data from a problematic drive in your computer.
Connect a Display
The Thunderbolt port on your computer is essentially a Mini DisplayPort video connection that adds high speed PCIe for data. This means that there is a broad range of inexpensive adapters (sold separately) that can bridge between Mini DisplayPort and common display interface types.
Display interface types that can be connected to your Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock via Thunderbolt include:
Thunderbolt Display – Direct Connect
Mini DisplayPort – Direct Connect
HDMI – Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
Dual-Link DVI – Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
DVI – Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
VGA – Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapterr
Optional VESA Mount Available
When space is at a premium, Sonnet offers a simple solution for moving the Echo dock off the desktop. Using the optional VESA mount, you can hang the dock off the back of a monitor with VESA 75 or 100 mounting holes.
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Connects Your Peripherals with One Cable—Connect your peripherals to the Echo dock; connect your computer to and disconnect it from the dock using one Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
Provides Multiple Interfaces and Thunderbolt 2 Compatibility—Thunderbolt 2 (backward compatible with Thunderbolt 10Gbs), USB 3.0, SATA and eSATA, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio
Adds an Optical Drive to Your Computer—Choose between an 8x DVD±RW drive or, optionally, a Blu-ray disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive)
Adds Blu-ray Movie Play Support for OS X—When purchased with the Blu-ray drive option, Mac Blu-ray player software is included
Supports Internal Hard Drive or SSD Installation—Install one 3.5" hard drive or one 2.5" 6 Gb/s SSD inside the dock
Flexible Design—Front and rear USB 3.0 and audio ports, plus the ability to be placed horizontally or vertically, provide the dock great flexibility in use
iDevice Charger—USB 3.0 ports can charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod, even while the computer is disconnected, off, or sleeping; one port supports optimized quick charging
Wide Range of Display Connection Options—Select from a variety of inexpensive Mini DisplayPort to popular display interfaces such as HDMI, DVI, VGA and Dual-Link DVI
Compatible with Every Thunderbolt Macs—Supports any Mac with a Thunderbolt port running OS X 10.8.5+
Mounts to VESA Hole Pattern—Using the optional VESA mount, you can hang the dock off the back of a monitor with VESA mounting holes
Product Dimensions (WxDxH): 7.87 x 8.86 x 3.3 in. (20 x 22.5 x 8.38 cm)
Product Weight: 10lbs.
Shipping Weight: 15lbs.
One FireWire 800
One RJ-45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Two Thunderbolt 2
Four USB 3.0
Two audio input
Two audio output
One SATA power
One 6 Gb/s SATA data
One 3 Gb/s SATA power/data (reserved for optical drive)
1 x analog microphone jack in front
1 x in rear
1 x stereo headphone jack in front
1 x stereo speaker jack in rear for powered speaker
Input: 100-240V AC 1.6A, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12V@7.0A (84W)
Hot Plug: Supports hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connections
Number of Devices Supported: Up to 63 (data only)
Cable Support: 9-pin male FireWire 800 cables
Peripherals Supported: Supports all industry standard FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 devices 1
Data Transfer Rates: 800/400/200/100 Mb/s
Operating Temperature: 0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)
RoHS Compliant: Yes
Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock
One power cord
What does ROHS stand for? Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive
RoHS is often referred to as the lead-free directive, but it restricts the use of the following six substances:
Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
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Any Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
OS X 10.9.3+
OS X Server 10.9.3+
WLM will credit any unopened and unused item if requested within 14 days of customer receipt. This item can be returned for repair directly to the manufacturer after 14 Days. Manufacturer's contact info. Sonnet, 1-949-472-2772. Manufacturer's warranty length is 1 year limited. WLM will handle all other customer issues. Click here for details.
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