SCN Stocking Stuffer: Sonnet Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock

Sonnet Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock
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Pet peeve: So many of today’s laptops don’t have enough ports. It’s ironic, considering how many external devices (cameras, speakerphones, etc.) many professionals are now using to improve their videoconferencing capabilities. Another pet peeve: There’s not enough internal storage, either. Yes, I know, the cloud (opens in new tab). But old habits die hard—and having access to your data when the internet goes down isn’t a bad thing.

Sonnet Technologies (opens in new tab) has a solution: the Echo Dual NVMe Thunderbolt Dock. It has two 40Gbps Thunderbolt ports (which supports your Apple Pro Display), plus two USB-C and two USB-A ports. But wait, there’s more. With two M.2 NVMe SSD slots, you can install two NVMe SSDs with up to 16 TB of storage inside the dock. There’s even a Kensington lock slot to keep everything secure. More ports, more storage, more security. So much for pet peeves.

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SCN Stocking Stuffers is a seasonal series highlighting affordable tools for professionals on your “nice” list.

Mark J. Pescatore
Content Director

Mark J. Pescatore, Ph.D., is the content director of Systems Contractor News. He has been writing about Pro AV industry for more than 25 years. Previously, he spent more than eight years as the editor of Government Video magazine. During his career, he's produced and hosted two podcasts focused on the professional video marketplace, taught more than a dozen college communication courses, co-authored the book "Working with HDV," and co-edited two editions of "The Guide to Digital Television."