Sonnet Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock

Sonnet has announced its new Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock. This is a Thunderbolt dock that also features the ability to add up to 16TB of NVMe SSD storage. It also features fast USB charging ports and 5K display support.

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The Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock features two M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD slots, so you can install high-performance M.2 NVMe SSDs (sold separately) inside. The installed SSDs interface with the dock’s Thunderbolt controller and utilize its bandwidth to deliver the performance of a portable Thunderbolt SSD.

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Having a dock with the ability to add your own NVMe storage makes a lot of sense. Having a single integrated solution instead of a dock and an additional SSD enclosure would be handy for not only traveling shooters who are using a laptop in the field, but also for anyone who wants a stand-alone solution for their desktop.

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On location, or in the office or home, you could hook up your card reader and then ingest material directly to the SSDs and then edit straight from the dock.

Single SSDs installed in the Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock can each achieve sustained data transfers of up to 1500 MB/s. Configured as a RAID 0 set for even greater performance, data transfers up to 3000 MB/s are possible. Start with one SSD, and add any size SSD later without needing to format the first one.

Above you see what NVMe SSDs will work in the Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock.

Key features

  • Two M.2 NVMe SSD Sockets
  • Add up to 16TB of storage inside (SSDs sold separately); achieve data transfer speeds up to 3000 MB/s (SSDs configured as RAID 0 set)
  • Connects to Your Peripherals with One Cable
  • Plug in peripherals to the dock with their cables, and then connect your computer to the dock with the included Thunderbolt cable for instant access.
  • Front Panel Thunderbolt Port for Peripherals
  • Connects one Thunderbolt peripheral directly and supports daisy-chaining of up to five Thunderbolt devices. Also supports USB 4 and USB 3 peripherals.
  • Powerful 10Gbps USB Ports
  • Four USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports provide up to 7.5W of power each for bus-powered peripherals, and for charging of devices
  • Quiet, Effective Cooling
  • Temperature-controlled, variable-speed fan automatically and quietly cools the dock and any installed SSDs
  • macOS Boot Support
  • Supports booting from a single (non-RAIDed) SSD.
  • Apple Pro Display XDR Supported
  • Connect a Pro Display XDR, or a 5K or lower resolution display directly to the Thunderbolt peripheral port or at the end of the Thunderbolt device chain
  • Connect a Thunderbolt or USB-C display directly. Supports an HDMI or DisplayPort display with a Thunderbolt-compatible adapter (sold separately).
  • Supports all Apple M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Mac computers
  • Intel Mac Compatible
  • Supports all Thunderbolt 3 Mac computers running macOS 10.12.6+
  • Supports all Thunderbolt 4 and Thunderbolt 3 Windows computers.
  • Apple M1 iPad Pro Compatible
  • Supports all iPad Pro tablets with a Thunderbolt port
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The Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock features the following connectivity:

  • 2x USB-C
  • 2x USB Type A
  • 1x Thunderbolt peripheral port
  • 1x Thunderbolt computer port
  • Kensington lock slot
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What is also nice is that the dock features macOS Boot Support so you could create a fast boot drive if needed. You can also use the Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock as a time machine backup.

Price & Availability

The Sonnet Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock is now available to purchase for $349.99 USD.

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