Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock

Sonnet Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock (with Blu-ray Drive)

₱28,940.00

Sonnet’s Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock enables you to connect any Mac with a Thunderbolt port to your peripherals through a single Thunderbolt cable.

20 in stock

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Product Description

Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock with Thunderbolt Macs

Connect Your Computer and Peripherals Together with One Cable

Sonnet’s Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock enables you to connect any computer 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, headphones, speakers, microphone, and iPhone® or iPod® dock, 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 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.

Computer Peripherals

Optical DVD or Blu-Ray DiscYour Choice of DVD±RW or Blu-Ray Drive

If you’ve purchased a new iMac®, MacBook Air®, MacBook Pro® with Retina® Display, or one of many Ultrabook™ computers, you may have noticed something’s missing—an optical drive. Not to worry, the Echo 15 Thunderbolt dock has you covered—it includes your choice of DVD±RW drive, or Blu-ray Disc™ 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.

Black Diamond Award 2013

Key Features

Connects Your Peripherals with One Cable—Connect your peripherals to the Echo dock; connect your computer to and disconnect it from the dock using one Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)

Provides Multiple Interfaces—Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, SATA and eSATA, FireWire 800, and Gigabit Ethernet

Adds an Optical Drive to Your Computer—Choose between an 8x DVD±RW drive or, optionally, a Blu-ray disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive)

Adds Blu-ray Movie Play Support for OS X—When purchased with the Blu-ray drive option, Mac Blu-ray player software is included

Supports Internal Hard Drive or SSD Installation—Install a 2.5″ or 3.5″ 6 Gb/s SATA drive inside the dock

Flexible Design—Front and rear USB 3.0 and audio ports, plus the ability to be placed horizontally or vertically, provide the dock great flexibility in use

Wide Range of Display Connection Options—Select from a variety of inexpensive Mini DisplayPort to popular display interfaces such as HDMI, DVI, VGA and Dual-Link DVI

Compatible with Thunderbolt Macs—Supports any Mac with a Thunderbolt port running OS X 10.8.2+

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Rugged Aluminum Design with Multiple Ports

Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock Port LogosSonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock for maximum flexibility in use. 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 Aluminum Logoconnect devices you disconnect more often to the front. Dual Thunderbolt ports enable the Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock to support daisy chaining of Thunderbolt peripherals, and to be placed anywhere in a Thunderbolt device chain. You can even connect a Thunderbolt display, or other monitor type with an appropriate adapter, so you’re not limited to a single type of display interface. Depending on the display, you could even place it on top of the Echo dock.

Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock Overview

Space for More Storage

Sonnet designed the Echo 15 Thunderbolt dock with extra space, mounting hardware, and connectors for you to install a 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 computer’s Time Machine® drive, to back up your Mac’s drive, or to store your ever growing media library. Or, you can add a high-performance SSD for blazing-fast access to applications and files. Best of all, the drive sits inside the Echo dock, so you don’t have to clutter your desk space with an external hard drive and its power brick and cable clutter to add more storage. Don’t feel like adding a drive yourself? Sonnet also offers the Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock equipped with a 2TB HDD on the DVD±RW drive model and 2TB or 4TB HDD on the Blu-ray drive model, available exclusively through the Sonnet online store. The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock also supports booting from an installed drive on your Mac, enabling you to make repairs to or recover data from a problematic drive in your computer.

Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock Time Machine Backup

Add an Internal Drive for the Perfect Time Machine Backup Companion. The Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock supports the installation of a 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch 6 Gb/s SATA HDD or SSD, providing you an ideal solution for adding storage capacity to use as your Mac computer’s Time Machine drive, or to back up your Mac’s drive, without having to connect another external drive and its power brick.

 

Connecting a Display to the Dock

The Thunderbolt port on your computer is essentially a Mini DisplayPort video connection that adds high speed PCIe for data. This means that there is a broad range of inexpensive adapters (sold separately) that can bridge between Mini DisplayPort and common display interface types. Display interface types that can be connected to your Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock via Thunderbolt include:

• Thunderbolt Display – Direct Connect • Mini DisplayPort – Direct Connect • HDMI – Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter • Dual Link DVI – Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter • DVI – Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter • VGA – Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock Connected to Thunderbolt Display Thunderbolt Display Adapters

 Computers, hard drives, video adapters, and Thunderbolt cable shown in photos for illustration purposes; items sold separately.

Compatibility

Any Mac with a Thunderbolt port

OS X 10.8.2+

OS X Server 10.8.2+

Part No.
ECHO-DK-DVD-0TB Dock with DVD±RW drive
ECHO-DK-DVD-2TB Dock with DVD±RW drive and 2TB hard drive
ECHO-DK-BD-0TB Dock with Blu-ray player
ECHO-DK-BD-2TB Dock with Blu-ray player and 2TB hard drive
ECHO-DK-BD-4TB Dock with Blu-ray player and 4TB hard drive
Hardware
Warranty 1-year
Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.87 x 8.86 x 3.3 in. (20 x 22.5 x 8.38 cm)
External Connectors
  • Two 3 Gb/s eSATA
  • One FireWire 800
  • One RJ-45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Two Thunderbolt
  • Four USB 3.0
  • Two audio input
  • Two audio output
  • Power
Internal Connectors
  • SATA power
  • SATA data
Interal DVD (for DVD models) (Part No. ECHO-DK-DVD-0TB, ECHO-DK-DVD-2TB)
DVD Drive 8x DVD±RW drive
Boot Support OS X from DVD
CD Support Read/Write
Interal Blu-ray (for Blu-ray models) (Part No. ECHO-DK-BD-0TB, ECHO-DK-BD-2TB, ECHO-DK-BD-4TB)
Blu-ray Drive Blu-ray disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive)
Blu-ray Player Software OS X player software included
Boot Support OS X from DVD
CD Support Read/Write
Internal SATA
Drives Supported One 2.5″ or one 3.5″ SSD or hard drive
SATA Speed Up to 6 Gb/s
Data Transfer Speed Up to 375MB/s
Boot Support OS X booting supported
Internal Storage (Part No. ECHO-DK-DVD-2TB, ECHO-DK-BD-2TB, ECHO-DK-BD-4TB)
Storage
  • 2TB SATA 3.5″ hard drive
  • 4TB SATA 3.5″ hard drive (with ECHO-DK-BD-4TB)
Internal Storage Support (Part no. ECHO-DK-DVD-0TB, ECHO-DK-BD-0TB)
Storage User-installable 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA hard drive or SSD
Cables SATA power and data cable included
External SATA (eSATA)
Devices Supported Any storage device with a SATA interface
SATA Speed Up to 3 Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate Up to 250MB/s
Boot Support OS X booting supported
Port Multiplier Support Yes
FireWire 800
Standard IEEE 1394b Compliant
Cables Supported 9-pin male FireWire 800 cables
Peripherals Supported Supports all industry standard FireWire 800 and FireWire 400(1) devices
Data Transfer Rate 800/400/200/100 Mb/s
Boot Support OS X booting supported
Number of Devices Supported Up to 63 (data only)
Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connections
Chipset LSI 643E

 

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Gigabit Ethernet
Network Connector One RJ-45 connector supports supports 1000Mb/s, 100Mb/s, and 100Mb/s network speed and Auto-MDI/MDI-X
Standard Compliant with 10/100/1000 IEEE 802.2 Specification
Network Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT, 100BaseTX, 10BaseT)
Packets Maximum packet size: 9000 bytes (Jumbo packets)
Thunderbolt(3)
Cables Supported Standard Thunderbolt (20-pin) male cable
Peripherals Supported Supports all industry standard Thunderbolt devices
Data Transfer Rate 10 Gb/s per channel (20 total)
Daisy Chain Up to six devices
Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable device connection
USB 3.0
Ports Two in front plus two in rear
Cables Supported With standard male USB 3.0 A or USB 2.0 A connector
Peripherals Supported Supports all industry standard USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 devices
Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
Number of Devices Supported Up to 127
Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable device connection
Charging(2) 5W capacity to charge iPhone®, iPod® or iPad® mini
Drive Bootability Under test
Video Support
Thunderbolt Display Native support
Mini DisplayPort Native support
HDMI With Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (sold separately)(4)
DVI With Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)(5)
Dual-Link DVI With Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)(6)
VGA With Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)(7)
Resolution Dependent on computer video controller specification
Audio Connectors
Mic In Jack One analog microphone jack in front plus one in rear
Headphones One stereo headphone jack in front
Speakers One stereo speaker jack in rear for powered speakers
Priority Front I/O jacks have priority over rear I/O jacks
Front Panel Indicators
Power Power LED indicator
SATA Activity Activity LED indicator for internal SATA hard drive or SSD

Technical Notes

  1. FireWire 400 support through FireWire 800 ports requires Sonnet FireWire 400-to-800 adapter or adapter cable.
  2. iPad charging requires 10W and is not supported by the Sonnet dock.
  3. Thunderbolt cable required; sold separately
  4. Belkin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter recommended
  5. Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter recommended
  6. Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter recommended
  7. Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter recommended

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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