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Sonnet SON-QIOE3-E34 (SONQIOE3E34) QIO E3 - Professional SxS Media Reader with PCIe Bus Extender Expresscard/34 for Notebook Computers (QIO-E3-E34)

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Overview
Sonnet SON-QIOE3-E34 (SONQIOE3E34) QIO E3 - Professional SxS Media Reader with PCIe Bus Extender Expresscard/34 for Notebook Computers (QIO-E3-E34). Sony’s popular XDCAM EX professional HD camcorders use high-performance SxS memory cards, which share the same interface and shape as ExpressCard/34 adapter cards. This shared form factor and connector make ingesting footage from your SxS media a simple task in ExpressCard slot-equipped notebook computers - insert the card and go. If your computer doesn't have an ExpressCard slot, you could just plug in the camera or a specialized USB 2.0 SxS reader, grab a cup of coffee and relax while all those gigabytes of data are transferred at around 30 MB/s. But what if you need faster transfers? Or want to ingest files from more than one card at a time? Sonnet's Qio E3 is the answer to all of these questions.
This Sonnet pro media reader distills the feature set of the award-winning original Qio universal media reader but designed specifically for use with SxS media cards....
Included in box
  • 1 x Qio E3 professional SxS media reader.
  • 1 x Sonnet PCIe Bus Extender ExpressCard/34 adapter.
  • 1 x Universal power supply with 10-foot cable.
  • 1 x 1-meter external PCIe x1 interface cable.
  • 1 x Carrying case.
  • 1 x User Guide.

About the Sonnet QIO E3 - Media Reader

Sony’s popular XDCAM EX professional HD camcorders use high-performance SxS memory cards, which share the same interface and shape as ExpressCard/34 adapter cards. This shared form factor and connector make ingesting footage from your SxS media a simple task in ExpressCard slot-equipped notebook computers - insert the card and go. If your computer doesn't have an ExpressCard slot, you could just plug in the camera or a specialized USB 2.0 SxS reader, grab a cup of coffee and relax while all those gigabytes of data are transferred at around 30 MB/s. But what if you need faster transfers? Or want to ingest files from more than one card at a time? Sonnet's Qio E3 is the answer to all of these questions.

This Sonnet pro media reader distills the feature set of the award-winning original Qio universal media reader but designed specifically for use with SxS media cards. Providing a cost-effective, high-speed multi-slot alternative to stand-alone card readers for videographers and studios alike, Qio E3’s three SxS slots enable you to ingest files faster and more efficiently, with aggregate ingest speed up to 300 MB/sec., much faster than USB 2.0 adapters are capable.

Qio E3 is available with either a PCIe 2.0 adapter card for desktops or an ExpressCard/34 adapter for notebooks. With the purchase of an additional PCIe 2.0 interface card or ExpressCard/34 interface card, you can move your Qio E3 from suite to suite, and then to location and back again without breaking a sweat. No matter where you use it, Qio E3 will quickly become an essential tool in your workflow.

Warranty2 year
RoHS CompliantYes
External ConnectorsThree ExpressCard/34 (SxS)
Two eSATA 6GB/s
External PCIe 2.0 x1 18-pin
Two 12V power
Bus InterfacePCI Express 2.0 x1
Supported MediaSxS, SxS Pro, SxS-1
Supported ExpressCard/34 CardsAll Sonnet ExpressCard/34 cards and most third-party ExpressCard/34 cards and devices
Thunderbolt ExpansionExpands Sonnet Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter to three ExpressCard/34 slots
Drives SupportedTwo (each of which can be hardware RAIDs of multiple drives)
Drives Type SupportedSerial ATA
FirmwareFlash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
Hot Plug Qio E3Supported in MacBook Pro
Power12V @ 1.25A input
12V @ 0.5A output to support Sonnet Fusion F2QR
Absolute Maximum Input Voltage20V
Mac CompatibilityMac OS X Version 10.6.8-10.7.4
MacBook Pro with ExpressCard/34 slot
Mac with Thunderbolt plus Sonnet Echo ExpressCard Pro Thunderbolt Adapter
Windows CompatibilityWindows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008
Dimensions (WxDxH)14.9 cm x 15.7 cm x 2.5 cm

Slot Support

Support for Sony SxS, and PCIe-based ExpressCard/34 cards.

Small and Rugged

Strong aluminium case measures just 5.9-inch x 6.2-inch x 1-inch.

Security

Slot for Kensington and similar security locks to secure the device and deter theft.

Mac and Windows Compatible

Qio E3 supports your workflow, regardless the platform you've chosen.

Fast

Uses PCI Express 2.0 bus interface to deliver superior performance; aggregate available bandwidth of 400 MB/sec.

Built-in SATA Connections

Integrated SATA host controller, based on Tempo SATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0  controller with two eSATA ports, supports two Fusion F2QR Hardware RAID SATA storage systems, or supports other compatible SATA drive enclosures.

SxS Aggregate Media Ingest Speed (3 cards concurrently)

PCIe ExpressCard Interface for Fast Storage (not Qio-Connected): 300MB/s; ExpressCard/34 Interface for Fast Storage (not Qio-connected): 200MB/s; ExpressCard/34 Interface to Qio-connected SATA drives: 100MB/s.

Mac and Windows Compatible
Sonnet's latest professional media reader 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, Qio E3 fits seamlessly into your workflow.


Tempo SATA 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 Host Controller Inside
Qio E3 incorporates two eSATA connectors on the back of Qio E3 enable you to connect two Sonnet Fusion F2QR portable 2-drive hardware RAID SATA storage systems, or other SATA storage to easily ingest files in the field.


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. Sharing the same 15cm (5.9") by 16cm (6.2") footprint as the Fusion F2QR storage system, the case measures just 2.5cm (1") tall. It’s rugged, too - the robust aluminum case 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; it's capable of powering the Qio E3 plus an attached F2QR. For battery-powered operation, an optional XLR 4-pin adapter cable can route battery power to the Qio E3 plus one attached Fusion F2QR. This pro media reader even incorporates a Kensington slot for to secure the device and deter theft.

Documentation
1.85 MB- 14-09-2012

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