Use Up to Three PCIe Cards with Computers Lacking Expansion Slots
Today's ultra-light notebooks, mini, and all-in-one desktop computers now have tremendous processing power-power that many thought would only be possible in full-size workstation or large desktop computers. Smaller in size and more portable, they're very desirable. For pros in the creative fields, processing power alone is not enough. A prime example is the latest Mac Pro. Proven to be a processing powerhouse and packed with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 ports, it lacks the PCIe expansion slots necessary to install specialty cards to connect various video and audio inputs, for transcoding data, and to connect to high-speed storage and networks. With the Echo Express III-D, Sonnet has created a solution that leverages the paradigm shift enabled by Thunderbolt technology, allowing PCIe expansion slots to be connected outside a computer. This desktop Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion chassis makes it possible for you to connect three professional video capture, audio interface, SAS or SATA HBA, 16Gb or 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gigabit Ethernet, and RAID controller PCIe cards to any Mac with a Thunderbolt port.
Featuring 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 technology that provides sufficient bandwidth to support many of the highest performance and most demanding PCIe cards, the Echo Express III-D delivers maximum performance when connected to a computer with Thunderbolt 2. The III-D is also fully compatible with computers with 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology, supporting the majority of cards at full-performance.
Product Type Expansion Chassis
Manufacturer Part Number ECHO-EXP3FD
Manufacturer Sonnet Technologies, Inc
Product Name Echo Express III-D Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion System
Product Line Echo Express III-D
Brand Name Sonnet
Echo Express III-D Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe Card Expansion System
Locking HDMI Cable
Environmentally Friendly Yes
Environmental Certification RoHS
Material Aluminum - Housing
Weight (Approximate) 7.50 lb
Form Factor Desktop
Limited Warranty 5 Year
Frequently Asked Questions
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Howard Technology Solutions (HTS) return policy is provided as shown. Any request must be made within the time frame outlined for the respective reason for return. Product return requests to HTS after the designated period will not be processed.
A 15% restocking fee may be charged on any hardware, accessories, peripherals, parts and on electronically delivered software that has not been downloaded. If the merchandise is defective or the return is a direct result of a HTS error, the restocking fee will not apply.
Software and Consumables
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Hardware, Parts, Accessories and Peripherals:
Unopened software (sealed in original package), accessories, peripherals, parts only and/or hardware may be returned within twenty-one (21) days from the date on the invoice for a credit or refund of the purchase price paid less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees. Opened product may not be accepted for return or be subject to additional fees to return the product to a saleable state. HTS has sole discretion on opened items that are not defective or the result of an HTS error as to the return ability of that item. Any request for a return of an opened item that is not defective or the result of an HTS error must be made within 15 days of receipt. Any request for a return of an unopened or opened item that is the result of an HTS error must be made within 21 days of product receipt.
Non- Howard Technology Solutions Branded/Third-Party Products:
HTS makes no warranties for Software, or Non-Howard Technology Solutions branded products. HTS provides such product “as is”. If you discover what you believe is a product defect for any third-party product, you may contact HTS within 21 days of receipt of the product for assistance. After 21 days from product receipt, warranty and service is provided by the product manufacturer and not by Howard Technology Solutions. Please note that products sold through the HTS website that do not bear the Howard Technology Solutions brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with the terms and conditions packaged with the products. Howard’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Howard-branded, even if packaged or sold with Howard products.
Dead On Arrival (DOA) Products
A Howard-branded hardware product is considered DOA if, within 21 days of receipt it shows symptoms of a hardware failure, preventing basic operability, when you first use it after opening the box. If you believe that your product is DOA, please call HTS Technical Support at 1-888-323-3151 within 21 calendar days of the invoice date. HTS Technical Support will determine whether the product is DOA and will process the request by either:
• Replacement: HTS, at its expense, will ship another of the same product.
• Service: A pick-up will be arranged with the end user for return of the warranty repair unit. The warranty repair unit will be repaired at an authorized HTS depot facility.
If HTS Technical Support determines that a returned product is not DOA and you have misrepresented a returned product’s condition, a handling fee may be imposed.
This DOA policy does not apply to third-party products that do not bear the Howard brand name after 21 days of receipt. You must call the product manufacturer directly with any third-party product issues after that time for assistance.
If you’re an APO/FPO customer and you’re outside the domestic delivery area, the standard Return and Refund Policy applies — with the exception that you’re responsible for shipping the product back to a state-side return address, plus handling, customs, and inventory liability. We recommend that you insure your return against loss.
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a) Claims for damage and/or shortage caused by shipping must be made by the consignee to the shipper within five (5) calendar days of delivery i. All items in question must be kept in their original cartons and at the original delivery point for inspection by the carrier ii. If notified, HTS will assist the purchaser as possible with the claim
b) Claims involving shortages or errors will not be considered unless noted on the delivery receipt and reported to HTS within five (5) calendar days of delivery
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To return products, you must contact Howard service and support at 1-888-323-3151 to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number within the return policy period applicable to the product you want to return.
You must ship the products to Howard within five (5) days of the date that Howard issues the Return Merchandise Authorization Number. You must:
1) Ship the product(s), and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
2) The RMA number must be prominently displayed on the shipping label or visible on the outside of the shipping package.
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