Sonnet Echo RoHS 15 Pro+ Thunderbolt Dock (with Blu-ray Burner) (4TB) (Green Friendly)
Connect to Your Peripherals with One Cable
Sonnet's Echo 15 Pro+ 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 Pro+ 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.
Blu-ray Burner OnboardPro
If you've purchased a new iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Retina Display, or Mac mini, you may have noticed something's missing—an optical drive. The Echo 15 Pro+ Thunderbolt 2 Dock includes one that covers all the bases. The 4x BD-R/8x DVD±RW drive burns and plays Blu-ray(1) discs, DVDs, and CDs.
Rugged Aluminum Design, Multiple Ports
Sonnet designed the Echo 15 Pro+ 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 multi-channel audio out to your A/V system. Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports enable the Echo 15 Pro+ 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.
iDevice Charging Hub
With its four USB 3.0 ports, the Echo 15 Pro+ 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 scanner connected to the Echo dock's USB 3.0 ports to wake your computer.
Storage Space for a Time Machine (Drive) or Pair of High Performance SSDs
Sonnet designed the Echo 15 Pro+ Thunderbolt 2 Dock with extra space, mounting hardware, and connectors for you to install one 3.5" SATA HDD (hard disk drive) or two 2.5" SSDs (solid state drives). Dual independent 6 Gb/s SATA interfaces deliver maximum performance to support a pair of SSDs at up to 700 MB/s, or an HDD at its maximum speeds. 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 two high-performance SSDs for blazing-fast access to applications and files. Whichever choice you make, the drive or drives mount inside the Echo dock, so you can expand your storage without the fuss of adding another external drive, power brick, and cable clutter. Sonnet offers the Echo 15 Pro+ Thunderbolt 2 Dock without drives, or, exclusively through the Sonnet Online Store with a 4TB HDD or a pair of SSDs. 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 Pro+ 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 Adapter
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 Blu-ray Burner to Your Computer—Included 4x BD-R/8x DVD±RW drive is perfect for burning or reading just about any optical discPro
Supports Internal Hard Drive or SSD Installation—Install one 3.5" hard drive or two 2.5" 6 Gb/s SSDs 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
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
Two SATA power
Two 6 Gb/s SATA data
One 3 Gb/s SATA power/data (reserved for Blu-ray burner)
Input: 100-240V AC 1.6A, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12V@7.0A (84W)
Operating Temperature: 0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)
RoHS Compliant: Yes
Echo 15 Pro+ Thunderbolt 2 Dock
One power cord
Part Number: ECHO-DK-PRO-4TB
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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