Sonnet's Echo Express PCIe 2.0 Uses Thunderbolt to Power Portable RED Workflows
First Shipments Due in Late November
"The ability to combine the versatility of a MacBook Pro, the speed of fast external storage, and the power of the RED Rocket in a portable package really is the holy grail for many on-set data technicians working on RED jobs day in and day out on big movies, TV shows, and commercials," said RED’s Ted Schilowitz in a statement. "Now, all it takes is a new MacBook Pro, some portable Thunderbolt storage, and a RED Rocket installed in the small, lightweight Thunderbolt expansion chassis from Sonnet."
Sonnet first showed the Echo Express alongside its Thunderbolt-enabled RAIDs during NAB. The chassis features two Thunderbolt ports, a x16 PCIe slot and a 75-watt power supply. The company expects to begin shipments in late November. A price is still to be determined.
The RED Rocket card first became available in 2009 and ships today for $4,750.
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