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Professional Universal Media Reader for Mac and Windows. PCIE Version.
Sonnet Technologies Qio Universal Media Reader PCIe Sonnet Technologies Qio Universal Media Reader PCI...
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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.

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.

eSATA Connections

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.

Key Features

  • 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.
  • 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


Product Specifications

Detailed Specifications
External Connectors
(Qio Enclosure)
    Two CompactFlash (CF)
    Two CardBus (P2)
    Two ExpressCard/34 (SxS)
    Four eSATA
    External PCIe x1 - 18
    Three power
External Connectors
(PCIe and ExpressCard Adapter Cards)
 External PCIe x1 - 18
External Connectors
(Thunderbolt Adapter)
PCI Express x4 (SFF-8088)
 Data Transfer Speed  Up to 200 MB/s aggregate
 Bus Interface  PCI Express x1
 Supported Media, CompactFlash Slots  Type I CompactFlash
 Supported Media, CardBus Slots(4)  P2, P2 E-series
 Supported Media, ExpressCard/34 Slots  SxS; SxS Pro; SDXC using included adapter; XQD using adapter (sold separately)
 External Media Readers Supported  Four with eSATA interface, such as RED STATION REDMAG 1.8" or 2.5"
 Firmware  Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
 Hot Plug Qio  Supported in MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6.8+
 Dimensions WxDxH  5.9 x 6.2 x 1.2 in. (14.9 x 15.7 x 3 cm)
 RoHS Compliant  Yes
 Power 12V@3A input
2 X 12V@ 0.5A output
 Absolute Maximum Input Voltage 14V (Rev A, B, C)
20V (Rev D and later)

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Sonnet Technologies Qio Universal Media Reader PCIe

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