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OWC Mercury Helios Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis  205.78EUR 
Ex VAT of 21% 
OWCHELIOS1TB3

Description

OWC

Mercury Helios 3 
Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis

Mac / PC / Thunderbolt 3 / PCIe
 
Features an x16 PCIe 3.0 double width card slot
 
The Little Black Box to do it All. Fast
The OWC Mercury Helios PCIe expansion chassis gives Thunderbolt equipped Macs the ability to tap into a huge variety of pro-level performance PCIe cards, previously the sole domain of desktop workstations. Leveraging extreme performance Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe 3.0 technologies, Mercury Helios 3 delivers nearly unlimited expansion potential to your Mac. At up to 40Gb/s transfer speed, the sky is the limit with the flexibility to completely customize the capabilities of almost any workflow or workstation.
Expansion Comes Standard
Mercury Helios 3 features one half-length (up to 7.75"), full-height, double-width x16 PCIe 3.0 slot to provide a vast array of expansion options. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports means Mercury Helios supports up to five additional daisy-chained Thunderbolt peripherals including power delivery. Mercury Helios 3 also features an additional mini DisplayPort to add additional UHD or HD displays and an included Thunderbolt 3 cable. 

Mercury Helios is fast and flexible with phenomenal throughput up to 40Gb/s. The perfectly simple solution to add high-performance PCIe cards made for video production, transcoding, audio processing, data storage and much more.
 
Highlights
  • Daisy-chain support for up to five additional Thunderbolt peripherals
  • Near-silent operation
  • Plug and Play – no drivers needed
Support for most PCIe Cards, including:
  • Fibre Channel
  • 10GbE Network Interface Controller
  • Video capture
  • Digital audio
  • Solid-state Drives
  • SAS controllers such as the OWC Jupiter
  • FireWire, USB 3.0, or eSATA host adapter cards

 

Specifications

Product Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • OS
    • macOS 10.12.1 or later
    • Windows 10 or later
  • Driver
    • Driver not required for macOS
    • Driver not required for Windows
  • Note(s)
    • Boot Camp is supported running Windows 10

Hardware Requirements

  • Mac or PC featuring built-in Thunderbolt 3 interface

Bootability

  • macOS (requires installed PCIe card be bootable)

Interface (Chipsets)

  • (2) Thunderbolt 3 (Intel Alpine Ridge)
  • (1) mini DisplayPort

Maximum data transfer rate

  • 40Gb/s

Expansion slot

  • (1) PCIe 3.0 x16 card (x4 mode)
  • Backward compatible with PCIe 2.0 or 1.0 cards that meet the size requirements listed.

PCIe cards support

  • (1) Half-length, full-height, double-width cards
    • Maximum card length: half-length (up to 7.75")
    • Maximum card height: full-height
    • Maximum card width: double-width
  • Graphics cards (i.e. GPUs) are notsupported
  • Not compatible with OWC Mercury Accelsior Pro Q SSDs

Display Host Capabilities

  • Supports dual display configurations via Thunderbolt 3 and mini DisplayPort
  • One display up to 4K @ 60Hz and a second display up to 1080p @ 60Hz

Power

  • Power Supply
    • External UL-listed, Universal auto-switching
    • AC input: 100~240V, 1.2A, 50–60Hz
    • DC output: 12V, 7.5A
    • Minimum guaranteed power: 25W

Enviornmental

  • Operating Temperature
    • (°F) 32° — 95°
    • (°C) 0° — 35°
  • Non-operating Temperature
    • (°F) −40° — 149°
    • (°C) −40° — 65°

Height

  • Height: 82 mm (3.2 in)
  • Width: 134 mm (5.3 in)
  • Length: 245 mm (9.7 in)

Weight

  • 1.4 kg (3.1 lbs)
 

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n HELIOS1TB3 UPC#: 812437024500

Compatibility

This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,3
2.8GHz i7, 2.9GHz i7, 3.1GHz i7
Detailed Specs Coming Soon
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
Detailed Specs Coming Soon
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,1
2.3GHz i5, 2.5GHz i7
Detailed specs Coming Soon
 
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,3
2.6GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,2
2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
 
PC Desktop
PC Compatible
Compatible with Intel / AMD based desktop/laptop PCs with built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports.
 
 
 

Includes

  • Helios Thunderbolt 3 High Performance PCIe Chassis
  • 0.5 meter (20 in) 40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • 12V 7.5A Auto-switching power supply
  • EU Power Cable
  • (for the UK or Ireand we provide the correct Power cable)

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Assembly Manual and User Guide (download only)
  •  

 

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This product was added to our catalog on 10/07/2017.
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