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Helios 2 PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis

Thunderbolt | Thunderbolt 2 | Mac | PC

Use PCIe Expansion Cards with any Thunderbolt Equipped Mac or PC

Helios 2 is the ideal way to access up to two PCIe cards and is perfect for video capturing, video editing, media transcoding, audio processing, ultra-fast networking, data storage, and more via its Thunderbolt interface. Get empowered with the flexibility to upgrade the capabilities of almost any workflow and workstation.
Helios II PCIe Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis
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Helios 2 rear

Install Two PCIe Cards + Daisy Chain

Helios 2 supports two half-length (up to 7.75"), full-height, single-width x8 PCIe cards to provide a vast array of expansion options. It also supports the combination of one "single-width" and one "double-width" card for compatibility with cards that utilize a daughter card.
  • Two PCIe card slots + daughter card support
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Thunderbolt daisy-chain six devices plus a display
View the PCIe card compatibility chart
Thunderbolt Cable

Thunderbolt Performance Juggernaut

The Helios 2 is the perfect solution to enhance and expand the computing capabilities of any Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 equipped Mac Pro, iMac, Mac mini, Mac laptop, or PC. Utilizing Thunderbolt high-performance technology, Helios 2 is a tour de force that provides the flexibility to use a multitude of PCIe cards with the bandwidth to support their capabilities. For any Thunderbolt & Thunderbolt 2 equipped Mac and PC

By the Numbers: Thunderbolt Interface Speed Comparison Chart

Thunderbolt 2 20Gb/s
Thunderbolt 10Gb/s
USB 3.0 5Gb/s
FireWire 800 800Mb/s
USB 2.0 480Mb/s
  • up to 20Gb/s Performance
  • perfect for HD/4K Video Workflows
  • perfect for 10Gb/s Networking Interfaces
  • perfect for Pro Audio Workflows
  • perfect for Ultra-Fast Datasets + Storage

Durable, Cool, and at the Ready

A whisper quiet variable speed fan keeps the inside of the Helios 2's durable aluminum ventilated chassis running cool. It automatically powers on/off with your computer, so it's at the ready whenever you are.
Helios 2 with MacBook Pro with Retina display
Helios 2 Thunderbolt 2 lock

Lock It Up

Let's face it, you have PCIe cards because they serve an important workflow need. Helios 2 comes with a Thunderbolt cable lock that prevents accidental cable pulls from stopping your work in progress — ensuring your PCIe cards and daisy-chained Thunderbolt devices stay connected.
Tunderbolt Cable

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