|ID||Article Title||Post Date|
||Which HDMI adapter should I use to connect an HDMI monitor to an Echo Express Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Chassis' Thunderbolt port?||Mar-19-15|
|For video up to and including 1080p (1920x1080), Sonnet recommends either the "Moshi Mini DP to HDMI Adapter with Audio Support" or the "Griffin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI with Audio + DVI". Many other adapters are poorly designed and have issues with proper color space.|
For video up to and including 4k (3840x2160) which is supported by Thunderbolt 2, Sonnet recommends the Accell B086B-005B-2 Ultra Display Port 1.1 to HDMI 1.4 Adapter.
||What cables are compatible with the Sonnet Thunderbolt lock for Echo Express, xMac mini Server, and xMac Pro Server products?||Aug-15-14|
||Echo Express III-D Video Quick Start Guide ||Jul-20-15|
||How do I connect Thunderbolt 3 computers to Sonnet Echo Express Expansion Chassis? What performance increase can I expect?||Nov-24-17|
|There are two ways to connect Thunderbolt 3 computers to Sonnet Thunderbolt 2 products.|
1) Using Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt Adapter
The Apple Adapter will allow you to connect a Thunderbolt 3 Mac to any Sonnet self-powered Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 device, at about the same performance. (The Apple adapter also works with some Thunderbolt 3 PCs, but the compatibility results vary.)
2) Using Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Upgrade Card for Sonnet Echo Express Expansion chassis.
Echo Express SEL or SE I Thunderbolt II Expansion Chassis with Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Upgrade Card becomes equivalent to an Echo Express SEL or SE I Thunderbolt III Edition, respectively, like this:
PCIe 3.0 slot--Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Card--Thunderbolt 3 Cable--Thunderbolt 3 computer
Maximum performance will be from 30% more (with a PCIe 2.0 card) to twice as fast (with a PCIe 3.0 card) compared with Thunderbolt 2 (1350MB/s-->2700MB/s).
Echo Express SE II, III-D or III-R Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Expansion Chassis upgraded with a Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Upgrade Card become this:
PCIe 2.0 slots--PCIe 2.0 Bridge--Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Card--Thunderbolt 3 Cable--Thunderbolt 3 computer
Maximum performance will be 30% more compared with the Thunderbolt 2 Card (1350MB/s-->1750MB/s).
Echo Express III-D or III-R Thunderbolt 3 Editions are this:
PCIe 3.0 slots--PCIe 3.0 Bridge--Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Card--Thunderbolt 3 Cable--Thunderbolt 3 computer
Maximum performance will be twice as fast compared with the Thunderbolt 2 Editions (1350MB/s-->2700MB/s).
||Can I put a GPU card in the Echo Express III?||Oct-05-17|
||What power cable do I need for the Avid HDX card for the Echo Express III-D, III-R, or xMac Pro Server?||Feb-16-18|