"Thunderbolt technology in combination with mLogic's mLink brings unique expandability and high-performance to users with mobile and all-in-one computers," says Jason Ziller, Director Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel. "We're excited to see mLink provide these capabilities to media creators and enthusiasts."
The mLink Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis from mLogic gives you the freedom to connect professional add-in PCIe cards to any Mac with a Thunderbolt port. These cards are no longer just for use with the Mac Pro. Now you can experience the functionality of RAID controllers, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and audio/video capture cards on Thunderbolt-enabled iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro systems. Set yourself free.
We made it easy to install and swap PCIe adapters in to and out of mLink. In no time at all, you are good to go and doing things that were simply not doable before mLink.
Thunderbolt technology enables mLink to transfer data at up to 10 Gbps. That's 20x faster than USB 2.0 and 12x faster than FireWire 800! When loaded with a PCIe RAID adapter mated to eight SATA II drives, mLink cranks out over 700 MB/second of throughput for the most demanding applications. That's some serious performance.
Two 10 Gbps Thunderbolt ports enable mLink 10GigE to support a daisy-chain of up to six Thunderbolt devices including additional mLink's an Apple Thunderbolt Display and Thunderbolt storage devices. mDP monitors can be directly attached to the chain as well as DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, and VGA monitors when used with mDP adapters. mLink supplies 10W of power to support bus-powered Thunderbolt devices. And all this flexibility is packaged in the industry's smallest and lightest chassis.