Multiple Slots, Quick Input and Output
Sonnet’s Qio is a multi-tasking marvel; this is the industry’s first device that supports all major HD video memory card formats in one compact, high-performance device. Qio reads from just about any memory card—SxS, P2(2), CompactFlash®, SDHC™ and SDXC™—and external media readers with an eSATA interface, all at high speed. Replacing multiple standalone card readers, Qio’s dual P2, SxS, and CF slots enable you to ingest files more efficiently, and the included SD card adapter handles SDHC and SDXC media. Qio reads files from any combination of cards with aggregate bandwidth up to 200 MB/sec., much faster than FireWire® or USB 2.0 adapters are capable.
Choice of Interface
Qio is available with your choice of a PCIe interface card for desktops, an ExpressCard/34 interface for notebooks, or a Thunderbolt interface adapter (with included Thunderbolt cable) for any Mac with a Thunderbolt™ port. With the purchase of an additional Qio PCIe adapter card, ExpressCard/34 card, or Thunderbolt adapter, you can move your Qio from suite to suite, and then to location and back again without breaking a sweat. No matter where you use it, Qio will quickly become an essential tool in your workflow.
Mac and Windows Compatible
Sonnet’s Qio offers cross-platform compatibility, extending its usefulness on location and in the studio. Whether you’re using a MacBook Pro®, HP Z800 or Mac Pro®, or any Mac with a Thunderbolt port, the Qio fits seamlessly into your workflow.
Qio includes four eSATA ports, perfect for connecting media readers with an eSATA interface, such as the RED STATION REDMAG 1.8″ and 2.5″.
Travel and Desktop Companion
This Sonnet pro media reader is small—about the size of three stacked CD cases—and takes up so little space, you can use it just about anywhere. It’s rugged, too—the robust aluminum case easily withstands heavy use. For desktop use, a universal 12V output AC power supply with wall plugs for US, Japan, Europe, UK and Australia use is included. For battery-powered operation, an optional XLR 4-pin adapter cable can route battery power to the Qio. This pro media reader even incorporates a slot for Kensington® and similar security locks to secure the device and deter theft.
Media cards shown in photos for illustration purposes; not included
Replaces Multiple Card Readers—Comprehensive memory card compatibility with support for Sony® SxS; Panasonic® P2; CompactFlash; SDHC and SDXC cards (with included adapter); XQD (with adapter, sold separately)
Fast—Uses PCI Express® bus interface to deliver superior performance; aggregate bandwidth of 200 MB/sec.
Choice of Interfaces—Qio package includes your choice of interface; PCI Express 2.0 card for desktops, ExpressCard/34 for notebooks, or Thunderbolt for any Mac with a Thunderbolt port
Mac and Windows Compatible—Qio works with in your workflow, regardless the platform you’ve chosen
Built-in SATA Connections—Connect media readers with an eSATA interface
Small and Rugged—Strong aluminum case measures just 5.9″ x 6.2″ x 1.22″
Security—Slot for Kensington and similar security locks to secure the device and deter theft
Qio supports a full range of media cards such as (from left to right) Sony SxS, Panasonic P2, CompactFlash, SDHC, and XQD (not shown, adapter sold separately) cards.
OS X® Version 10.6.8-10.9.1
Mac Pro (with PCIe slots)
MacBook Pro (with an ExpressCard/34 slot)
Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
PC Desktop (with a PCIe slot; examples: HP Z800 or Z820)
For up-to-date PC compatibility see our Qio Family PC Compatibility Chart
Qio Read Performance