OWC Mercury Helios Single-Slot PCIe Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis

  • Connect Professional PCIe Card
  • One x16 PCIe 2.0 Slot
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Up to 20 Gb/s Data Transfer Rates
  • Energy Saver Mode
  • Aluminum Housing
  • Thunderbolt Cable Included
  • For Pro Workflows
  • Ultra-Fast Datasets + Storage

The OWC Mercury Helios Single-Slot PCIe Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis can be used to connect a single PCI card for video capturing, video editing, media transcoding, audio procsesing, and more. It provides the flexibility to upgrade the capabilities of most workstations by offering an extra x16 PCIe 2.0 slot.

The Helios supports one half-length (up to 7.75"), full-height, and single-width PCIe card to provide a vast array of expansion options. It also supports a double-width card with a x2, x4, x8, or x16 interface. The expansion chassis offers expansion of computing capabilities of any Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 equipped Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, Mac laptop, or PC. This technology provides the flexibility to use a PCIe card with the bandwidth to support their capabilities.

For cooling, a silent, variable speed fan keeps the aluminum inside of the chassis ventilated and running smoothly. Furthermore, it automatically powers on/off with your computer.

  • One PCIe 2.0 slot
  • Thunderbolt 2 offers up to 20 Gb/s bandwidth
  • For HD/4K video workflows
  • Compatible with 10 Gb/s networking interface cards
  • For Pro Audio workflows
  • For Ultra-Fast Datasets + Storage

More Information
SKU 64899
Interface x16 PCIe 2.0
Supported PCIe Cards One half-length (up to 7.75"" /19.68 cm), single-width, full-height x16 PCIe 2.0 card
PCIe Card Power 25 W
Port Configuration 2 x Thunderbolt (20 Gb/s)
Power Adapter Input: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.0 A
Output: 12 V/10 A
Cooling Fan Yes
System Requirements OS X 10.9 or later
Windows 7 SP1 or later
Boot Camp is not supported
Hardware Requirements Minimum Requirements: Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt interface
Recommended: Mac or PC featuring Thunderbolt 2 interface
Interface Bootability OS X (requires installed PCIe card be bootable)
Temperature Operating: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Non-Operating: -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.9 x 5.7 x 9.2" (7.4 x 11.5 x 23.4 cm)
Weight 3.9 lb (1.8 kg)
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