Sonnet RoHS Thunderbolt Connectivity to Qio E3 3-Slot Pro SxS Card Reader (Green Friendly)
SxS to the Power of Three
Sony’s popular XDCAM EX professional HD camcorders use high-performance SxS memory cards, which share the same interface and shape as ExpressCard/34 adapter cards. This shared form factor and connector make ingesting footage from your SxS media a simple task in ExpressCard slot-equipped notebook computers—insert the card and go. If your computer doesn't have an ExpressCard slot, you could just plug in the camera or a specialized USB 2.0 SxS reader, grab a cup of coffee and relax while all those gigabytes of data are transferred at around 30 MB/s. But what if you need faster transfers? Or want to ingest files from more than one card at a time? Sonnet's Qio E3 is the answer to all of these questions.
This Sonnet pro media reader distills the feature set of the award-winning original Qio universal media reader but designed specifically for use with SxS media cards. Providing a cost-effective, high-speed multi-slot alternative to stand-alone card readers for videographers and studios alike, Qio E3’s three SxS slots enable you to ingest files faster and more efficiently, with aggregate ingest speed up to 300 MB/sec., much faster than USB 2.0 adapters are capable.
Mac and Windows Compatible
Sonnet's latest professional media reader offers cross-platform compatibility, extending its usefulness on location and in the studio. Whether you're using a MacBook Pro, HP Z800 or Mac Pro, Qio E3 fits seamlessly into your workflow.
Tempo SATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 Host Controller Inside
Qio E3 incorporates two eSATA connectors on the back of Qio E3 enable you to connect two Sonnet Fusion F2QR portable 2-drive hardware RAID SATA storage systems, or other SATA storage to easily ingest files in the field.
Travel and Desktop Companion
This Sonnet 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. Sharing the same 15cm (5.9") by 16cm (6.2") footprint as the Fusion F2QR storage system, the case measures just 2.5cm (1") tall. It’s rugged, too—the robust aluminum case withstands heavy use. For desktop use, a universal 12V output AC power supply with wall plugs for US, Japan, Europe, UK and Australia use is included; it's capable of powering the Qio E3 plus an attached F2QR. For battery-powered operation, an optional XLR 4-pin adapter cable can route battery power to the Qio E3 plus one attached Fusion F2QR. This pro media reader even incorporates a Kensington slot for to secure the device and deter theft.
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Slot Support—Support for Sony® SxS, and PCIe-based ExpressCard/34 cards
Fast—Uses PCI Express 2.0 bus interface to deliver superior performance; aggregate available bandwidth of 400 MB/sec.
SxS Aggregate Ingest Speed (3 cards concurrently)—PCIe ExpressCard Interface for Fast Storage (not Qio-Connected): 300MB/s; ExpressCard/34 Interface for Fast Storage (not Qio-connected): 200MB/s; ExpressCard/34 Interface to Qio-connected SATA drives: 100MB/s
Mac and Windows Compatible—Qio E3 supports your workflow, regardless the platform you've chosen
Built-in SATA Connections—Integrated SATA host controller, based on Tempo SATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 controller with two eSATA ports, supports two Fusion F2QR Hardware RAID SATA storage systems, or supports other compatible SATA drive enclosures.
Small and Rugged—Strong aluminum case measures just 5.9" x 6.2" x 1"
Security—Slot for Kensington and similar security locks to secure the device and deter theft
Product Dimensions WxDxH: 5.9 x 6.2 x 1 in. (14.9 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm)
Product Weight: 1lbs.
Shipping Weight: 2lbs.
Bus Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x1
Supported Media: SxS; SxS Pro; SxS-1
Supported ExpressCard/34 Cards: All Sonnet ExpressCard/34 cards and most third-party ExpressCard/34 cards and devices
Drives Type Supported: Serial ATA
Firmware: Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
Hot Plug Qio E3: Supported in MacBook Pro
Absolute Maximum Input Voltage: 20V
RoHS Compliant: Yes
Package includes Qio E3, PCIe or ExpressCard/34 interface adapter, interface cable, universal power supply, carrying case, and user's guide.
Part Number: QIO-E3-E34
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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Mac OS X Version 10.6.8+
Mac OS X Lion compatible
MacBook Pro with ExpressCard/34 slot (Part No. QIO-E3-E34)
Mac Pro (Part No. QIO-E3-PCIE)
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
Known Compatible Computers
Dell Dimension 9100
WLM will credit any unopened and unused item if requested within 14 das 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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