Sonnet's Qio (pronounced Cue-Eye-Oh) is a multi-tasking marvel. Qio reads from and writes to just about any memory card P2, SxS, CompactFlash, SDHC, XD and more and SATA storage systems with an eSATA interface, all at high speed. Replacing multiple standalone card readers, Qio's dual P2, SxS, and CF slots enable you to offload files more efficiently, and the included Sonnet 21-in-1 Multimedia Memory Card adapter handles the remaining memory cards. Qio copies files between any cards, attached drives or host computer with aggregate bandwidth up to 250MB/sec., much faster than FireWire or USB adapters are capable.
Qio contains the heart and circuitry of the acclaimed Sonnet Tempo SATA E4P SATA controller card. Four eSATA connectors on the back of Qio enable you to connect two Sonnet Fusion F2 portable 2-drive RAID SATA storage systems to easily copy files between them. Qio's support of port multipliers and integrated hardware RAID controllers also enables you to connect four drive enclosures like Sonnet's Fusion D400QR5 and Fusion D500P with access up to 20 drives!
Qio's SxS slots double as ExpressCard/34 slots, and the P2 slots are compatible with CardBus cards. If you're a notebook user, this effectively sextuples the number of expansion card slots available to you. If you're a desktop computer user, Qio enables you to swap adapter cards without cracking open the case. This added compatibility enables you to utilize WiFi, FireWire, USB, Gigabit Ethernet, and other adapters as well. How is this possible? Qio's included interface card extends the PCIe bus outside your computer Qio effectively adds expansion slots to your computer! Qio is available with either a PCIe adapter card for desktops or an ExpressCard/34 adapter for notebooks. Additional interface cards are available separately.
Qio is small about the size of three stacked CD cases and takes up so little space, you can use it just about anywhere. Sharing the same 15cm (5.9") by 16cm (6.2") footprint as Sonnet's Fusion F2 storage system, the Qio measures just 3cm (1.2") tall. It's rugged, too its robust aluminum case 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 that will power the Qio plus two attached F2s. For battery-powered operation(2), the included XLR 4-pin adapter cable can route battery power to the Qio plus attached Fusion F2's. No matter where you use it, Qio will quickly become an essential tool.
Qio, PCIe or ExpressCard/34 interface adapter, interface cable, Sonnet 21-in-1 Memory Card Reader & Writer, universal power supply, XLR 4-pin power adapter cable, software CD, carrying case
QIO-E34 - MacBook Pro (15" and 17", with ExpressCard/34 slot)
QIO-PCIE - Power Mac G5 with PCIe slots, Mac Pro
Mac OS X Version 10.4+
Snow Leopard tested
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|Product Type||Return Window||Details|
|Third Party Products||30 Day Full Refund||You can return your item for a full refund within 30 days of purchase with the exception of Apple CTO products, opened memory or opened software. Returns on all new 3rd party products must be in complete, undamaged and unmarked condition.|
|New or Factory Refurbished Apple Products||10 Business Days||If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact your PowerMax customer service representative within 10 business days of the receipt of the product. Provided you return an item unopened in the original box, we will exchange it or offer you a refund based on your original method of payment. A 10% open box fee will be assessed in any opened hardware or accessory.|
|Pre-Owned Macs||90 Day Full Refund & DOA Protection||In addition to a 90-day warranty, we will guarantee any pre-owned Mac to be in good operating condition upon its arrival or we'll pick it up and send you a new one if returned within 72 hours of receipt.|
In addition to the below warranties on Apple products, we're happy to facilitate communication with manufacturers of non-Apple products at any time (some of them are notoriously hard to communicate with) and do everything we can to make sure manufacturers honor that commitment.
|1 Year AppleCare||3 Year AppleCare Available?||90 Day PowerMax Warranty||6 Month Powermax Warranty Available?|
|New Apple Computers||Yes||Yes||No||No|
For more info please check out our warranty page.
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If you see a reduced price on an item you've purchased within the last 10 days just let us know and refund or credit the difference back to you.
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