Echo Express III-D (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)

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Technical Specifications

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Compatibility

Mac Compatibility

Windows Compatibility

  • PC with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1809 or greater, see note)
  • Important Note: Windows computers require the latest BIOS and Thunderbolt drivers to support this product. Check with your computer manufacturer for update information.

Linux Compatibility

  • Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Linux Kernel 5.0+

PCIe Card Compatibility

For a list of compatible PCIe cards, view the PDF of Sonnet's PCIe Card Thunderbolt Compatibility Chart

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Hardware

Part Number

  • ECHO-EXP3FD-TB3

Warranty

  • 2-year

Form Factor

  • Desktop expansion system

External Connectors

  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • 12V power port

Internal Connector

  • 6-pin Mini-Fit Jr (same type as on legacy Mac Pro motherboard; provides up to 75W of power for PCIe cards that require supplemental power)

Expansion Slots (Facing Rear, Left to Right)

  • One x8 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 3.0
  • One x16 mechanical (x8 electrical) PCIe 3.0
  • One x8 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 3.0

PCIe Cards Supported

  • One full-length, full-height, double-width PCIe card, plus one single-width card or
  • Three full-length, full-height, single-width PCIe cards

Power Supply

  • Universal 300W, 115-230V AC, 50-60 Hz(7)

Operating Temperature

  • 0ºC to 35ºC (32ºF to 95ºF)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

  • 3.8 x 16 x 10.2 in. (9.7 x 40.5 x 25.9 cm)

Weight

  • 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

Package Contents

  • Echo Express III-D (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)
  • Power cord
  • 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
  • ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt Connector Retainer Clip(1)
  • Documentation

Support Links

Support Knowledge Base

Drivers, Documentation, FAQs

Product Manual

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Technical Notes

  • ThunderLok 3 compatible specifically with Sonnet 0.5- and 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables; Sonnet 1- and 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables require ThunderLok 3L.
  • While the Echo Express III-D (Thunderbolt 3 Edition) features a 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface, some computers equipped with Thunderbolt 3 use an x2 PCIe lane implementation of Thunderbolt 3 technology that limits PCIe performance to 20Gbps.
  • Full performance requires the use of the included Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable, or comparable Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cables; look for the Thunderbolt icon AND the number 3 on the connector housings to identify these cables.
  • One 4K monitor directly supported. Two 4K monitors requires either a 4K monitor with multi-stream transport support (DP out), or a Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort adapter. One Thunderbolt 3 5K monitor directly supported. All Thunderbolt 3 Macs support two 4K monitors. Most Thunderbolt PCs support two 4K monitors.
  • Second Thunderbolt 3 port supports Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 peripheral devices on Macs used with the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter, sold separately.
  • Second Thunderbolt 3 port supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb) or Gen 2 (10Gb) devices when connected with proper cable or adapter (sold separately).
  • Power supply will operate as low as 90VAC, with linear power deration from 300W @ 115VAC to 240W @ 90VAC.

Accessories

Thunderbolt 3 Cable (2-meter)

Thunderbolt 3 Cable (2-meter)

Part No. TCB-TB3-2M

  • 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
  • Delivers full 40Gb/s bandwidth
  • Supports 100W of Power Delivery (PD)
  • Compatible with Sonnet ThunderLok 3L
Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.7-meter)

Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.7-meter)

Part No. TCB-TB3-07M

  • 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
  • Delivers full 40Gb/s bandwidth
  • Supports 100W of Power Delivery (PD)
  • Compatible with Sonnet ThunderLok 3
Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.5-meter)

Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.5-meter)

Part No. TCB-TB3-05M

  • 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
  • Delivers full 40Gb/s bandwidth
  • Supports 100W of Power Delivery (PD)
  • Compatible with Sonnet ThunderLok 3
ThunderLok 3L

ThunderLok 3L

Part No. TB3-LOK2L

Secures Sonnet 1- and 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) active cables with ThunderLok 3L-compatible products.

Not compatible with Sonnet 0.5- or 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) passive cables.
ThunderLok 3

ThunderLok 3

Part No. TB3-LOK2

Secures Sonnet 0.5- or 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) passive cables with ThunderLok 3-compatible products.

Not compatible with Sonnet 1- or 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) active cables.
Power Cable (Avid Pro Tools|HDX PCIe Card)

Power Cable (Avid Pro Tools|HDX PCIe Card)

Part No. TCB-HDXB

For use in Echo Express III-D/III-R, xMac Pro Server, and xMac mini Server.

Power Cable (OWC Accelsior PCIe Card)

Power Cable (OWC Mercury Accelsior Pro Q)

Part No. TCB-EXCEL

Power cable to connect OWC Mercury Accelsior Pro Q in Echo Express III-D/III-R, xMac Pro Server, and xMac mini Server.

Echo Express III-D (Thunderbolt 3 Edition)