PCIe Expansion Chassis with ThunderboltTM 2 Technology.
Helios combines the expansion potential of PCIe with the groundbreaking bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2 technology, delivering the convenience, power and versatility of almost unlimited expansion capability.
PCIe expansion is no longer the sole domain of the desktop computer. With support for a double-width x16 card, Helios delivers PCIe expansion to any machine with a Thunderbolt interface. Finally, the PCIe slot is available everywhere.
Now, with the wide array of available professional-grade PCIe cards, Helios brings studio-level functionality to any system equipped with Thunderbolt technology. With 20Gb/s throughput, Helios can handle the most bandwidth-intensive PCIe cards for video ingest, audio production, networking, high speed storage, and countless other specialist workflows.
With two Thunderbolt 2 ports, Helios fully supports daisy-chains of Thunderbolt devices, bus-power through to the final device, and even supports high-performance 4K displays.
Helios is built on OWC's time-tested aluminum enclosure cooling technology with a "flow-thru" vented chassis and variable-speed fan to run cool and virtually vibration free. Helios automatically powers on and off with your computer, ensuring that it's at the ready whenever you are.