Thunderbolt 2 | PCIe 2.0 | Mac | PC
- Breathtaking Thunderbolt 2 performance
- Near-silent operation
- Features an x16 PCIe 2.0 double width card slot
- Supports a vast array of video, audio, host bus adapter and RAID controller PCIe cards
Use PCIe Expansion Cards with any Thunderbolt Equipped Mac or PC
Helios is the ideal way to access your PCIe cards and is perfect for video capture and editing, media transcoding, audio workflows, ultra-fast networking, data storage, and more via its Thunderbolt 2 interface. Get empowered with the flexibility to upgrade the capabilities of almost any workflow or workstation.
Expansion Comes Standard
Helios features one half-length (up to 7.75"), full-height, double-width x16 PCIe 2.0 slot to provide a vast array of expansion options, and with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, Helios will support up to an additional five daisy-chained Thunderbolt peripherals.
View the PCIe card compatibility chart
Thunderbolt Performance Juggernaut
Helios is the perfect solution to enhance and expand the computing capabilities of any Thunderbolt equipped Mac or PC. Utilizing Thunderbolt technology, Helios is a tour de force that provides the flexibility to use a multitude of PCIe cards with the bandwidth to support their capabilities.
By the Numbers: Thunderbolt Interface Speed Comparison Chart
Datasets + Storage
Durable, Cool, and at the Ready
A whisper quiet variable speed fan keeps the inside of Helios' ventilated aluminum chassis running cool. It automatically powers on and off with your computer, ensuring that it's at the ready whenever you are.
PCIe Expands your Computing Capabilities
DeckLink Studio 2
SDI in/out, Component, S-Vid, HDMI
The SD/HD broadcast video card that costs hundreds of dollars less than standard definition solutions!
FastFrame NS11 Single Port 10GbE
dual speed 10G/1G LC fiber
The most flexible and scalable connectivity for today's data center environments.
Two mini-SAS ports
Provides high-speed 6Gb/s performance at 600MB/s per port. Engineered for demanding IT and digital media applications.
Mercury Accelsior PCIe SSD
120GB to 960GB OWC SSD
The PCIe SSD drive built for the most demanding needs of video editing and creative professionals.
MAXPower 2-port eSATA 6Gb/s & 2-port USB 3.0
2 USB 3.0 ports | 2 eSATA 6Gb/s ports
With dedicated bandwidth per port, this card is capable of delivering a whopping 500MB/s per port simulteneously.
MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-2e
2 miniSAS 6Gb/s ports
Utilize mini-SAS connected drives and arrays to achieve massive performance.
MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro PCIe Controller Card
2 eSATA 6Gbs ports
Connect up to two external eSATA drives and achieve up to 500MB/s performance. That's 6x faster than FireWire 800 and 100x faster than USB 2.0.
MAXPower 4-port eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0
4 eSATA 6Gbs ports
This card couples four eSATA 6Gbs ports with a built-in hardware RAID. Achieve speeds up to 1,000MB/s for out of this world performance.
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