Tap Into the Power of PCIe and Thunderbolt 2
The OWC Mercury Helios PCIe expansion chassis gives users of Thunderbolt equipped Macs the ability to tap into a huge variety of pro-level performance PCIe cards, previously the sole domain of desktop workstations. Helios utilises Thunderbolt 2 and PCIe 2.0 to deliver nearly unlimited expansion potential to your Mac. Get empowered with the flexibility to upgrade the capabilities of almost any workflow or workstation.
Helios features one half-length (up to 7.75"), full-height, double-width x16 PCIe 2.0 slot to provide a vast array of expansion options. And two Thunderbolt 2 ports means that Helios will support up to an additional five daisy-chained Thunderbolt peripherals.
Helios is fast and flexible with phenomenal throughput up to 20Gb/s. The perfectly simple solution to add high-performance PCIe cards made for video production, transcoding, audio processing, data storage and much more. Finally the functionality and productivity gains of these PCIe cards are easily accessible through your ThunderBolt connection.
Helios supports a huge variety of PCIe cards, including:
- Fibre Channel.
- 10GbE Network Interface Controller.
- Video capture.
- Digital audio.
- Solid State Drive.
- SAS controllers such as the OWC Jupiter.
- FireWire, USB 3.0, or eSATA host adapter cards.
- Features an x16 PCIe 2.0 double width card slot.
- Daisy-chain support for up to five additional Thunderbolt peripherals
- Near-silent operation
- Plug and Play
- System Requirements
- OS X 10.9 or later
- Hardware Requirements
- Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt 2 (Backwards compatable with Thunderbolt 1) interface
- OS X (requires installed PCIe card be bootable)
- 2 x Thunderbolt 2 (20Gb/s)
- Device Interface
- PCIe (PCI Express)
- PCIe Card Support
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode) half-length (up to 7.75"), full-height, single- or double-width. Note: PCIe card must operate with no driver or have a Thunderbolt-aware driver.
- Thunderbolt 2 - 20Gb/sec. Note: Speeds will vary based on setup, configuration, and other environmental factors
- Height: 2.9 in (7.4 cm). Width: 5.7 in (11.5 cm). Length: 9.2 in (23.4 cm)
- 3.9 lb. (1.8 kg)
What's in the box?
- OWC Mercury Helios PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis
- High-Quality, Certified, Double-Shielded 1 Meter Thunderbolt cable
- External auto-switching 100/240v 50/60Hz power adapter 12V/10A
- Helios Manual
- 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty