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Sonnet ECHO-E34 Echo Thunderbolt Port-Equipped Adapter for ExpressCard/34 Cards

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  • Expands Your Computer's Connectivity and Capabilities—Enables you to use ExpressCard/34 adapters with Thunderbolt technology-equipped computers
  • Fast Interface—High-performance 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt technology, 2.5 Gb/s ExpressCard/34 interface
  • Supports Common ExpressCard/34 Adapters—Supports Sonnet CompactFlash and SDXC readers; FireWire, and select eSATA adapters
  • Supports Specialty ExpressCard/34 Adapters—Supports ExpressCard adapters for specialty devices such as AJA® io Express
  • SxS Memory Card Compatibility—Based on testing in our lab, we expect the Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter to be fully compatible with SxS media cards and transfer data at the full card speed once Sony® makes available an updated driver that is Thunderbolt technology aware.
  • Compatible with MacBook Pro with Retina Display
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Technical Details
Item Weight181 g
Product Dimensions10.2 x 6.9 x 3.3 cm
Item model numberECHO-E34
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 136,423 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight181 g
Date First Available29 Dec. 2011

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Product Description

Increase the capacity of your Mac via Thunderbolt (TM) Technology

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Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter*
Quick Start Guide

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By MacUser on 3 Aug. 2012
The Sonnet ECHO-E34 is the perfect way to continue to use your legacy peripherals with the new MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display. So simple to use and allows me to continue using all my FireWire 800 devices when using Sonnet's FW800-E34 card Sonnet Technology FireWire 800 ExpressCard/34 Compatibility and also continues to allow me to ingest everything from my SD media when I use with Sonnet's SDXS USH-I Reader/Writer.
A must have for those that do not want to spend endless amount of more money trying to replace products you already use and love!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Adam Wheeler - Published on
Just wanted to give you a heads up, that this device only has 1 thunderbolt port. therefore it will not allow for the very important "daisey chain" capability that thunderbolt is so famous for.

also, if you are going to order it, do not order it from the manufacturer, as it is cheaper here or elsewhere.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Figure Out Your Driver--And You're Set 1 April 2012
By geekNaz - Published on
I'm a bit disgruntled at Apple for introducing Thunderbolt without adequate harddrive solutions for the "normal income" person... and also for discontinuing ExpressCard34 in their 15" MacBook Pros. But Sonnet has come to our rescue.

This will only work with an ExpressCard34 adaptor that has Thunderbolt support--which for most adaptors is nil unless you're lucky enough to have all Sonnet adapters. For example, I have an Apiotek ExpressCard34 to eSATA II adapter, which doesn't have Thunderbolt support. HOWEVER, because the chipset in my Apiotek is the same as the chipset Sonnet uses in their ExpressCard34 to eSATA II adapter (Silicon Image 3132), I was able to download Sonnet's driver, install it and my Apiotek works--PHEW.

Thankfully, because I have an eSATA dual drive docking station and LOTS of bare drives with hours and hours (probably weeks) of video on them (all in RAID 1). Editing with bare drives is thousands of dollars cheaper than buying anything Firewire. And transferring files is faster than FW800... though I have yet to do any real testing.

It does NOT come with a Thunderbolt cable. That's an extra $50. -1 star.

All in all this little Sonnet device, coupled with some savvy DuckDuckGo-ing has saved me tons of money. +4 stars.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good, but flawed 29 May 2012
By Ian White - Published on
This device works as advertised, and I'm getting pretty good eSATA throughput to my MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, however, the lack of a pass-through Thunderbolt port renders use with an external display impossible on MBPs (the majority of the current devices supporting the interface). Very frustrating.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Does not work 9 July 2012
By visionventures - Published on
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I purchased the Sonnett Echo Expresscard 34 so that I can still use my ESata drives on my new Imac with Thunderbolt. So far, it has failed to work. My drives do not show up
on the Imac. I have downloaded any and all drivers, but to no avail. I am going to try the LaCie version of this to see if I can salvage my existing HDD's.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Does not work. Do not buy 25 Sept. 2012
By Constance Moore - Published on
I have been through two of these and neither works reliably. I need to more large video files and thought I would take advantage of the Thunderbolt connector on my Macbook. The problem is this adaptor overheats and ejects the esata adaptor. Anything over 3-4 gigs and this adaptor fails. Buyer beware.
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