toggle

AAPL Stock: 113.29 ( + 0.37 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Sonnet preps memory card reader with eSATA

updated 07:25 am EDT, Wed April 22, 2009

Sonnet preps card reader

Sonnet at NAB this week is demonstrating the Qio, a unique media card reader/writer that includes a built-in E4P SATA host controller that gives it hooks for external hard drives as well as flash cards. The device has dual P2, SxS and CompactFlash slots. An included adapter supports SD, XF and other card formats. Four eSATA ports are located on the back panel.

The device ships with one of two interfaces for either desktop or laptop users. Desktop owners will get Sonnet's Express Bus Extender PCIe card, while laptop owners can choose Sonnet's Bus Extender ExpressCard/34.

Sonnet says the device effectively quadruples the number of expansion slots on notebooks because the Qio's SxS slots double as ExpressCard/34 slots and the P2 slots are compatible with CardBus cards. The built-in eSATA HDD controller supports port multipliers allowing users to access up to 20 drives.

Pricing has yet to be released. The Qio -- which will ship with a carrying case -- is expected to be available next month.






by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. MacAssemble

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Sounds cool

    It sounds like a very unique product, for some people this could be an amazing solution!

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented