Sonnet SON-ECHODK-DVD-0TB (SONECHODKDVD0TB, SON ECHODK DVD 0TB, SON-ECHODK/DVD/0TB, son-echodk-dvd-otb) Echo Express 15 Thunderbolt Dock - DVD 0TB
Available January 2015
Sonnet's Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock enables you to connect any Mac® with a Thunderbolt port to your peripherals through a single Thunderbolt cable (sold separately), an especially handy ability for notebook users. Simply plug in your printer, keyboard, mouse, cable modem, external hard drive, headphones, speakers, microphone, and iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod®, and other devices to the Echo dock with their supplied cables, and connect your computer to the dock with a Thunderbolt cable. When it's time to disconnect your computer, just unplug the Thunderbolt cable! The Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock gives you plenty of interfaces to choose from, including USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire® 800, Gigabit Ethernet, 3.5 mm audio input, 3.5 mm audio output, and Thunderbolt.
The rugged aluminum case may be set horizontally, or vertically to save space on the desktop. For your convenience, USB 3.0, audio input, and audio output ports are placed on both the front and back of the enclosure, so you can leave frequently used devices connected to the back, and connect devices you disconnect more often to the front. The headphone jack on the front supports a mini TOSLINK optical digital audio cable, enabling you to pass stereo audio out to your A/V system. Dual Thunderbolt ports enable the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock to support daisy chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals, and to be placed anywhere in a Thunderbolt device chain.
It includes your choice of DVD±RW drive, or Blu-ray Discâ„¢ player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW). For those who purchase the Blu-ray drive model, you'll find the included Blu-ray player software for OS X® is very handy, enabling you to watch Blu-ray movies on your computer or attached monitor.
With its four USB 3.0 ports, the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock can charge your iPad, iPhone, or iPod, even when your computer is disconnected, off, or sleeping.
The Echo dock's USB 3.0 ports support UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) and Wake On Demand (Wake On USB 3.0). Wake on demand support allows devices such as a keyboard connected to the Echo dock's USB 3.0 ports to wake your computer.
Sonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock with extra space, mounting hardware, and connectors for you to install a single 2.5" or 3.5" SATA HDD (hard disk drive) or SSD (solid state drive). The fast 6 Gb/s SATA interface supports an HDD at its maximum speeds, and an SSD at up to 380 MB/s. Add a high-capacity drive to use as your Mac's Time Machine drive, to back up your computer's data, or to store your ever growing media library. Optionally, you can install one high-performance SSD for blazing-fast access to applications and files. Whichever choice you make, the drive mounts inside the Echo dock, so you can expand your storage without the fuss of adding another external drive, power brick, and cable clutter. Sonnet also offers the Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock equipped with a 2TB HDD on the DVD±RW drive model, and 2TB or 4TB HDD on the Blu-ray drive model. You can also boot your Mac from a drive installed in the Echo dock, enabling you to make repairs to or recover data from a problematic drive in your computer.
Display interface types that can be connected to your Echo 15 Thunderbolt 2 Dock via Thunderbolt include:
Thunderbolt Display â€“ Direct Connect
Mini DisplayPort â€“ Direct Connect
HDMI â€“ Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
Dual-Link DVI â€“ Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
DVI â€“ Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
VGA â€“ Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapterr
When space is at a premium, Sonnet offers a simple solution for moving the Echo dock off the desktop. Using the optional VESA mount, you can hang the dock off the back of a monitor with VESA 75 or 100 mounting holes.