Sonnet Technologies - Echo 20 Thunderbolt 4 SuperDock
The Echo 20 Thunderbolt 4 SuperDock, our best docking station yet. The Echo 20 offers more connectivity than any other Thunderbolt dock available — including the CalDigit TS4 — and at a suggested retail price of only $299.99, an unmatched feature/price ratio.Here are some of the features that make this product special:• Built-in M.2 NVMe SSD Socket: Accessible from the bottom of the dock, this socket enables users to add up to 8TB of storage without connecting another device.
The interface is allocated one lane (x1) of PCIe bandwidth, so performance is in the 750 MB/s range — suitable for many uses, including media storage and Time Machine backups. Because of the design, users can opt to use less-expensive SSDs and still achieve that performance.• HDMI 2.1 Port: One of the most requested features from our customers. No adapter needed to connect an HDMI display.• More Audio I/O Ports: 3.5 mm TRS headset jack on the front panel. Separate left and right line out jacks designed to provide line level output to powered speakers or an amplifier (and avoid clipping and distortion possible when using a headphone jack), plus a 3.5 mm monaural microphone jack populate the back panel.• 2.5Gb Ethernet Port: When connected to a compatible switch or NAS, 2.5GbE connectivity delivers faster data transfers over existing (Cat 5e or better) cabling; no adapter needed. Also backward- compatible with Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure.
No driver installation required.• Eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Ports: Two each USB-A and USB-C ports on the front and back panels. This dock’s USB ports provide 1.5A power each and are designed with 2.2A fuse trip points to ensure that drives with higher peak power requirements mount and operate reliably. The USB-C ports support the Type-C Charging spec, enabling the dock to charge devices even when the computer is off, sleeping, or disconnected.• Rear Panel Computer/Charging (Thunderbolt 4) Port: The rear-mounted computer interface/charging port fulfills another frequent customer request. Provides up to 100W of power to charge laptops• 100W Power Delivery: The Echo 20 provides up to 100W of power for charging compatible laptop computers.• ThunderLok Support: Like Sonnet Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion systems, the Echo 20 includes a threaded nut to support the included Sonnet ThunderLok 4 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip that prevents accidental cable disconnections.• Two Thunderbolt 4 Peripheral Ports: Offer the sweet spot between Thunderbolt 3’s single downstream port and Thunderbolt 4’s maximum of three downstream ports to provide the bandwidth necessary to support the HDMI and 2.5GbE ports, as well as all USB ports at 10Gbps.