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OWC PCIe Card Compatibility
for Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis
OWC Mercury Helios2 OWC Mercury Helios Echo Express III
xMac mini Server
PCIe Card OWC
Mercury Helios 2
OWC
Mercury Helios
Echo
Express III-D/III-R
xMac mini Server
Full Height
1/2 Length+
Full Height
1/2 Length+
Full Height
Full Length
Low Profile
Half Length
Full Height
Full Length
Pro Audio
Avid HD Native
Lynx AES16e
Lynx AES 16e-SRC
Lynx AES16e-50
RME HDSPe Madi
RME HPSDe MADI FX
RME HDSPe RayDAT
RME HDSPe AIO
RME HDSPe AES
RME HDSPe PCI
(with Multiface, Multiface II & Digiface)
Solid Sate Logic MadiXtreme 64 Driver in Development Driver in Development Driver in Development Driver in Development Driver in Development
Solid State Logic MadiXtreme 128 Driver in Development Driver in Development Driver in Development Driver in Development Driver in Development
Universal Audio UAD-2 PCIe DSP Accelerator
Universal Audio UAD-2 Solo DSP Accelerator
Universal Audio UAD-2 Duo/Quad/Octo DSP Accelerator
Ethernet Adapters (Gigabit)
Small Tree GbE PEG1, PEG1F
Small Tree GbE PEG2, PEG2F
Small Tree GbE PEG4
Small Tree GbE PEG2G6I
Sonnet Presto Gigabit Pro PCIe
Ethernet Adapters (10 Gigabit)
ATTO Fast Frame NS11
ATTO Fast Frame NT11
ATTO Fast Frame NS12
ATTO Fast Frame NT12
ATTO Fast Frame NS14
Myricom 10G-PCIE-8B-1S+E
Myricom 10G-PCIE-8B-2C
Myricom 10G-PCIE-8B-2S
Myricom 10G-PCIE-8B-C
Myricom 10G-PCIE-8B-S
Myricom 10G-PCIE2-8B2-2C
Myricom 10G-PCIE2-8B2-2S
Myricom 10G-PCIE2-8C2-2S
Myricom 10G-PCIE2-8C2-2S+E
Small Tree 10GbE PETG2NDA, PETG2-CAT6, PETG2-CX4, PETG1SFP+, PETG2SFP+
Small Tree 10GbE PETG4NDA, PETG4SFP+
Small Tree 10GbE PETG6NDA, PETG6SFP+
Sonnet Presto 10GbE 1-Port
Sonnet Presto 10GbE 2-Port
Fibre Channel
Apple Dual-Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCIe Card(1)
Apple Quad-Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCIe Card
ATTO Celerity FC-81EN
ATTO Celerity FC-82EN
ATTO Celerity FC-84EN
Sonnet 8Gb Single Channel Fibre Channel Host Adapter PCIe 2.0
Sonnet 8Gb Dual Channel Fibre Channel Host Adapter PCIe 2.0
FireWire/USB
CalDigit 2 Port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed PCI Express Card  
Sonnet Allegro FW800 PCIe
Sonnet Allegro FW400 PCIe
eSATA/USB
CalDigit FASTA-6GU3 2 port USB 3.0 & 2 Port eSATA 6Gb/s host adapter  
PCIe Bus Extender
Accusys ExaSAN QSFP to PCIe HBA  
Sonnet Express Bus Extender PCIe 2.0
SAS/SATA
Areca ARC-1202 2-port SAS Raid Adapter
Areca ARC-1212x/1222x 4/8-port SAS RAID Adapters
Areca ARC-1300-4e/-4x 4-port SAS Adapters
Areca ARC-1320-8x 8-port SAS Adapter
Areca ARC-1882x 8-port 6Gb SAS RAID adapter
ATTO ExpressSAS H680 Adapter
ATTO ExpressSAS H6F0 Adapter
ATTO ExpressSAS H644 Adapter
ATTO ExpressSAS R680 RAID Adapter(2)
Firmtek Seritek/e6G 2 Port eSATA PCI Express (PCIe) Serial ATA Adapter  
NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 2-Port Controller Card  
NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 4-Port Controller Card  
NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 2-Port Controller Card  
NewerTech MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-1e1i Controller Card(3)  
NewerTech MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-2e Controller Card(3)  
Sonnet Tempo SATA 6Gb Pro 2-port
Sonnet Tempo SATA 6Gb Pro 4-port
Sonnet 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller(2)
SSD
OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe R0
Sonnet Single/Dual SSD PCIe Adapter (4) (4) (4)
Sonnet Pro Dual SSD PCIe Adapter
Video Capture/Processing
AJA Kona LHe Plus
AJA Kona LHi
AJA Kona 3G
Black Magic Intensity Pro
Black Magic Decklink 4K
Black Magic Decklink Quad
Black Magic Decklink HD Extreme 3D
Black Magic Decklink Studio
Black Magic Decklink Studio2
Black Magic Intensity Duo
Black Magic Decklink SDI
Matrox Mojito MAX
Sienne Automation X
Storage
Sonnet Fusion D400Q45/R400QR5
Sonnet Fusion DX800RAID
Sonnet Fusion RX1600RAID
Tandberg Data LTO-2, LTO-5
TOLIS TGSHH4S-EXT LTO-5 HH SAS Drive
TOLIS TGSHH5S-EXT LTO-5 HH SAS Drive
TOLIS TGSHH4S-LIB LTO-4 HH SAS Drive
TOLIS TGSHH5S-LIB LTO-5 HH SAS Drive
Storage DNA Evolution D100
Storage DNA Evolution X100, X100-8, X100-24
Storage DNA Evolution X200, X200-24, X200-48
Storage DNA Evolution X400-48

Technical Notes

  1. Some older versions of the Apple/LSI Fibre Channel Card may not be compatible with Thunderbolt technology. Here's what we know:
    Compatible Versions: H3-250770-01D, L3-25077-00E, L3-25007-00G
    Incompatible Versions: L3-00137-01D
    Please contact Technical Support if you have another version that does or does not work.
    330°C maximum ambient operating temperature
  2. 30°C maximum ambient operating temperature
  3. Requires updated driver version Newer_SAS_Controller_Mac_v150_121214.dmg. Driver can be downloaded here.
  4. Single SSD in this chassis
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