Qio MR Media Read/Writer for P2 PC Card, SxS ExpressCard, and CompactFlash/SDHC + SATA

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Qio MR Universal Media Read/Writer for P2 PC Card, SxS ExpressCard, and CompactFlash/SDHC + SATA Sonnet's Qio MR is a multi-tasking marvel; this is the industry's first device which supports all major HD video memory card formats in one compact, mobile rack-mounted unit. Qio MR reads from and writes to just about any memory card—P2, SxS, CompactFlash®, SDHC™ and SDXC™, all at high speed. Replacing multiple standalone card readers, Qio MR's dual P2, SxS, and CF slots enable you to ingest files more efficiently, and the included SD card adapter handles SDHC and SDXC media. Qio MR reads files from any combination of cards with aggregate bandwidth up to 200 MB/sec., much faster than FireWire® or USB 2.0 adapters are capable. For PC users, Qio MR provides all the capabilities and advantages of the original Qio users have come to appreciate in an easy to install, Windows-compatible package. The Qio MR chassis slides easily into an empty 5.25" mobile rack (drive) bay, while the included Internal PCI Express Bus Extender PCIe interface card installs into any half- or full-height PCIe slot.

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Features and Specifications


CE Mark

Vista Ready

Seven Ready

Eight Ready

Qio(TM) Professional Universal Media Reader/Writer Wins 2010 NAB Best of Show Black Diamond Award

  • Replaces Multiple Card Readers—Comprehensive memory card compatibility with support for Sony® SxS, Panasonic® P2, CompactFlash, and SDHC cards (with included adapter)
  • Built-In SATA Connections—Integrated, fast SATA host controller based on Tempo SATA E4P with four eSATA ports supports and powers two Fusion F2 SATA storage systems, or supports SATA drive enclosures with up to 20 drives(3) total
  • Package includes Qio, PCIe or ExpressCard/34 interface adapter, interface cable, SDHC adapter, universal power supply, XLR 4-pin power adapter cable, software CD, carrying case
  • Fast—Uses PCI Express® bus interface to deliver superior performance; aggregate bandwidth of 200MB/sec.
Warranty Information
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
Qio Read Performance
  • P2 Card: 50 MB/sec
  • CompactFlash Card: 85 MB/sec
  • 2X CompactFlash Card: 170 MB/sec
  • SxS Card: 90 MB/sec
  • 2X SxS Card: 180 MB/sec
External Slots, Ports, and Connectors*
  • Two (2) CompactFlash slots (UDMA capable)
  • Two (2) CardBus PC Card slots (Panasonic P2)
  • Two (2) ExpressCard/34 slots (Sony Sandisk SxS)
  • *Qio MR Chassis
Internal Slots, Ports, and Connectors**
  • Four (4) eSATA ports (to connect hard drives)
  • PCIe x1 - 18 pin
  • Power
  • **Qio MR Enclosure
  • Internal Connectors: PCIe x1 - 18 pin (PCIe Adapter Card)
Data Transfer Speed
  • Up to 200 MB/s aggregate
Bus Interface
  • PCI Express x1
Supported Media
  • CompactFlash Slots: Type I CompactFlash (UDMA supported)
  • CardBus Slots: P2, P2 E-series
  • ExpressCard/34 Slots: SxS; SxS Pro; SDHC using included adapter
Drives Type Supported
  • Serial ATA (SATA)
  • Flash-ROM upgradeable to latest firmware version
Dimensions WxDxH
  • 5.75 x 6 x 1.6 in. (14.5 x 15.2 x 4 cm)
  • RoHS
  • FCC Class B
Electrical Characteristics
  • Power: 12V @ 1.5A input
  • Absolute Maximum input voltage 20V
Package Includes
  • Qio MR universal professional media reader/writer
  • Sonnet Internal Bus Extender PCIe adapter with full- and half-height PCIe brackets
  • SD card adapter
  • Power cable
  • 1-meter PCIe interface cable
  • Mounting screws
  • User's guide

Qio MR with Media Qio Universal Media Reader Mobile Rack (MR)

Memory Cards Qio MR Reads Qio Universal Media Reader Mobile Rack (MR) Qio MR supports a full range of media cards such as (from left to right) Sony SxS, Panasonic P2, CompactFlash, and SDHC cards.

Qio MR installed in a PC Qio Universal Media Reader Mobile Rack (MR)

Inserting SxS into Qio MR Qio Universal Media Reader Mobile Rack (MR) Qio MR provides quick ingest of all major HD video memory card formats in one compact, mobile rack-mounted unit.


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