OWC Mercury Helios 2 Thunderboltâ„¢ 2 Dual Slot Expansion Chassis
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OWC Mercury Helios 2 Thunderboltâ„¢ 2 Dual Slot Expansion Chassis

Price: $439.00
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Thunderbolt™ 2 Dual Slot Expansion Chassis For PCIe Cards

Thunderbolt 2 / Mac / PC 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Connect Professional PCIe Cards
  • Two x8 PCIe 2.0 Slots
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Up to 20 Gb/s Data Transfer Rates
  • Energy Saver Mode
  • Aluminum Housing
  • For Pro Audio Workflows
  • Ultra-Fast Datasets + Storage

The Mercury Helios 2 PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis from OWC / Other World Computing is designed to access up to two PCIe cards and provides you with the flexibility to upgrade the capabilities of most workflows and workstations. It can be used to connect PCIe cards for video capturing, video editing, media transcoding, audio processing, fast networking, data storage and more to a computer via the Thunderbolt interface.

The Helios 2 supports two half-length (up to 7.75"), full-height, and single-width x8 PCIe cards to provide a vast array of expansion options. It also supports the combination of one single-width and one double-width card for compatibility with cards that utilize a daughter card. The expansion chassis offers expansion of computing capabilities of any Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 equipped Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, Mac laptop, or PC. It provides the flexibility to use a number of PCIe cards with the bandwidth to support their capabilities.

 

A silent, variable speed fan keeps the aluminum inside of the chassis ventilated and running cool. It automatically powers on/off with your computer, so it is ready for use at any given time.
The expansion chassis comes with a Thunderbolt cable lock that prevents accidental cable pulls from stopping your work in progress, ensuring your PCIe cards and daisy-chained Thunderbolt devices stay connected.

 

Note: Windows requires a Thunderbolt 2 interface in the computer and in the expansion chassis to support more than two PCIe controllers. 

  • Two 2.0 PCIe slots and space for a daughter card
  • Thunderbolt 2 offers up to 20 Gb/s bandwidth
  • For HD/4K video workflows
  • Works with 10 Gb/s networking interface cards
  • For Pro Audio workflows
  • For Ultra-Fast Datasets + Storage

 

Includes

  • 3.3' Thunderbolt Cable
  • Helios 2 Thunderbolt Cable Locking bracket*
  • External Auto-Switching 100/240V 50/60Hz Power Adapter 12V/7A
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty

 

Specifications

Interface X8 PCIe 2.0
Supported PCIe Cards 2 x half length (up to 7.75" (19.68 cm)) single-width, full-height x8 PCIe 2.0 cards plus one daughter card 
Expansion Slot 2 x PCIe 2.0 (x4 mode)
PCIe Card Power 25 W
Port Configuration 2 x Thunderbolt (20 Gb/s)
Power Adapter Input: 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz 2.0 A
Output: 12V/7.0 A (90 W)
Cooling Fan Yes
System Requirements Mac OS X: 
Thunderbolt 2: 20 Gb/s performance requires a Mac running OS X v10.8.5 or later including OS X Mavericks v10.9.x and an available Thunderbolt 2 port 
Thunderbolt 1: 10 Gb/s performance requires a Mac running OS X v10.8.5 or later and an available Thunderbolt port 

Windows: 
Thunderbolt Port: PC running Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.x or later with an available Thunderbolt port (Windows drivers required) 
Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Shock Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Compatibility Compatible with the listed Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 equipped computers:
Mac Pro (October, 2013) 
MacPro6, 1: 2.7 GHz 3.0 GHz, 3.5 GHz, 3.7 GHz 

iMac (27" Late 2013) (September, 2013)
iMac14, 2: 2.9 GHz i5, 3.2 GHz i5, 3.4 GHz i7

iMac (21.5" Late 2013) (September, 2013)
iMac14, 1: 2.7 GHz i5, 2.9 GHz i5, 3.1 GHz i7

iMac (27" Late 2012) (November, 2012)
iMac13, 2: 2.9 GHz i5, 3.2 GHz i5, 3.4 GHz i7

iMac (21.5" Late 2012) (November, 2012)
iMac13, 1: 2.7 GHz i5, 2.9 GHz i5, 3.1 GHz i7

iMac (21.5" Late 2011) (August, 2011)
iMac12, 1: 3.1 GHz i3

iMac (27" Mid 2011) (May, 2011)
iMac12, 2: 2.7 GHz i5, 3.1 GHz i5, 3.4 GHz i7

iMac (21.5" Mid 2011) (May, 2011)
iMac12, 1: 2.5 GHz i5, 2.7 GHz i5, 2.8 GHz i7

MacBook Pro (15" Retina Display 2013) (October, 2013)
MacBookPro11, 2: 2.0 GHz

MacBook Pro (13" Retina Display 2013)(October, 2013)
MacBookPro11, 1: 2.4 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.9 GHz

MacBook Pro (15" Retina Display 2013) (January, 2013)
MacBookPro10, 1: 2.4 GHz, 2.7 GHz, 2.8 GHz
MacBook Pro (13" Retina Display 2013) (January, 2013)
MacBookPro10, 2: 2.5 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.9 GHz, 3.0 GHz

MacBook Pro (13" Retina Display 2012-2013) (October, 2012)
MacBookPro10, 2: 2.5 GHz, 2.9 GHz

MacBook Pro (15" Retina Display 2012) (June, 2012)
MacBookPro10, 1: 2.3 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.7 GHz

MacBook Pro (17" 2011) (October, 2011)
MacBookPro8, 3: 2.4 GHz, 2.5 GHz

MacBook Pro (17" Early 2011) (February, 2011)
MacBookPro8, 3: 2.2 GHz, 2.3 GHz

MacBook Pro (15" 2012) (June, 2012)
MacBookPro9, 1: 2.3 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 2.7 GHz

MacBook Pro (15" 2011) (October, 2011)
MacBookPro8, 2: 2.2 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.5 GHz

MacBook Pro (15" Early 2011) (February, 2011)
MacBookPro8, 2: 2.0 GHz, 2.2 GHz, 2.3 GHz

MacBook Pro (13" 2012) (June, 2012)
MacBookPro9, 2: 2.5 GHz, 2.9 GHz

MacBook Pro (13" 2011) (October, 2011)
MacBookPro8, 1: 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz

MacBook Pro (13" Early 2011) (February, 2011)
MacBookPro8, 1: 2.3 GHz, 2.7 GHz

MacBook Air (13" Mid 2013) (June, 2013)
MacBookAir6, 2: 1.3 GHz, 1.7 GHz

MacBook Air (11" Mid 2013) (June, 2013)
MacBookAir6, 1: 1.3 GHz, 1.7 GHz

MacBook Air (13" Mid 2012) (June, 2012)
MacBookAir5, 2: 1.8 GHz, 2.0 GHz

MacBook Air (11" Mid 2012) (June, 2012)
MacBookAir5, 1: 1.7 GHz, 2.0 GHz

MacBook Air (13" Mid 2011) (July, 2011)
MacBookAir4, 2: 1.7 GHz, 1.8 GHz

MacBook Air (11" Mid 2011) (July, 2011)
MacBookAir4, 1: 1.6 GHz, 1.8 GHz

Mac mini (Late 2012) (October, 2012)
Macmini6, 1 & Macmini6, 2: 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.6 GHz

Mac mini (Late 2012 Server) (October, 2012)
Macmini6, 2: 2.3 GHz, 2.6 GHz

Mac mini (Mid 2011) (July, 2011)
Macmini5, 1 & Macmini5, 2: 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.7 GHz

Mac mini (Mid 2011 Server) (July, 2011)
Macmini5, 3: 2.0 GHz 

PC Desktops Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with the specifications listed above
Compliance FCC, RoHS
Dimensions (W x H x D)    6.0 x 4.6 x 11.0" (152.4 x 279.0 x 117.0 mm)
Weight    3.7 lb (1.7 kg)
Package Info
Package Weight    6.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)    16.3 x 9.0 x 8.2"
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