Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis with DisplayPort - PCIe x16
Add an external PCIe (PCI Express 3.0) x16 slot and a DisplayPort connection to your Thunderbolt 3 equipped MacBook or laptop
Daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices
Supports 5K Thunderbolt displays
Supports half-length and dual-slot PCIe card standards at all heights, with standard profile slot brackets
Provides a x16 4 lane PCIe 3.0 slot or interface
Durable aluminum construction
Works on Mac and Windows® computers
Internal 60 mm cooling fan
This Thunderbolt™3 PCIe expansion chassis lets you add a PCI Express card to your laptop or desktop computer, through an external Thunderbolt 3 connection. The chassis also features a DisplayPort video output, so you can connect an additional monitor to your laptop, and supports Thunderbolt 3 daisy chaining, so you can expand your workstation even further.
Expand the capabilities of your Thunderbolt 3 computer
The Thunderbolt 3 PCIe chassis makes it easy to expand your system with the capabilities you need to work at peak productivity. You can add many types of PCI Express cards, such as a PCIe USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 and USB-C, SSD, network, eSATA, FireWire or video capture cards. And, with the speed and bandwidth support of Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe 3.0, you can enjoy many of the same port additions you would from the PCI Express expansion slots of a desktop system.
Extend your workstation
The external PCIe enclosure features a dedicated DisplayPort output that lets you add an additional display to your laptop or desktop computer. The enclosure features a second Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port, that you can use to connect a secondary display (a USB-C video adapter may be required). With multiple extended displays, you can work more efficiently by multitasking faster, and avoid the hassle of continually repositioning several open windows or programs.
You can also use the second Thunderbolt 3 port to connect additional Thunderbolt, USB and DisplayPort devices to your system. You can daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices and expand your workstation to suit your specific requirements.
Increase productivity with faster speeds
Thunderbolt 3 is the fastest connection available, which means you don't have to deal with the performance bottlenecks of a slower connection, and can accomplish more in the same amount of time.
At up to 40Gbps this Thunderbolt 3 expansion chassis gives you the throughput to add displays to your laptop, access files quickly, and work without disruptions. It's easy to access and edit large uncompressed files such as videos and images on the fly, making it ideal for dynamic on-site production.
The TB31PCIEX16 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
The StarTech.com Advantage
Increased productivity with Thunderbolt 3 and up to 40Gbps bandwidth — twice the speed of Thunderbolt 2 (20Gbps) and eight times faster than USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
Supports one 4K DisplayPort monitor, and a second extended monitor display through the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port
Add many types of PCIe cards, such as a PCIe USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 and USB-C, SSD, network, eSATA, FireWire or video capture cards to your Thunderbolt 3 laptop
Add an external PCIe card to your Thunderbolt 3 equipped desktop computer
External PortsDisplayPort (20 pin) Female ''Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C (24-pin) (40Gbps) Female Internal PortsPCI Express x16 Female Humidity20-80%RH Operating Temperature5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) Storage Temperature-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F) Air Flow Rate14.06 CFM Bus TypeThunderbolt 3 Card TypeStandard Profile Chipset IDIntel - Alpine Ridge DSL6540 Fan Bearing TypeSleeve Bearing Fan(s)Yes Fans60 mm Industry StandardsThunderbolt 3 InterfaceThunderbolt Noise Level24.55 dB Ports3 LED IndicatorsPower(Blue) Package Height14.5 cm [5.7 in] Package Length36 cm [14.2 in] Package Width29 cm [11.4 in] Shipping (Package) Weight3.1 kg [6.9 lb] Bandwidth3.94 GB/s (x4 PCIe 3.0 ) Maximum Data Transfer Rate40 Gbps (Thunderbolt 3) Type and RateThunderbolt 3 - 40 Gbit/s Cable Length500 mm [19.7 in] ColorBlack MaterialAluminum and Steel Product Height8.2 cm [3.2 in] Product Length28 cm [11 in] Product Width14.2 cm [5.6 in] Weight of Product1.6 kg [3.6 lb] Center Tip PolarityPositive Input Current2A Input Voltage100 - 240 AC Output Current5.417A Output Voltage12V DC Plug TypeN Power Consumption (In Watts)65 Power SourceAC Adapter Included OS CompatibilityWindows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.12 - 10.15 Note5K support can only be achieved using a Thunderbolt 3 5K monitor. DisplayPort 5K monitors will not work with this expansion chassis. ''A 4K-capable display is required to achieve 4K x 2K resolution (4K is also known as 4K x 2K). ''Certain monitors may be limited to 4K at 30Hz when connecting through DisplayPort. These monitors include the following models : Dell P2715Q, Viewsonic VX2475Smhl-4K, Philips 288P6LJEB, LG 31MU97C-B, Asus PB287Q (these models will need to be set to 4K at 30Hz). ''Secondary Thunderbolt 3 port can also be used to connect USB 3.1 (10Gbps) USB-Type C devices, such as USB 3.1 Hubs. Backwards compatible with USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1), and USB 2.0. ''The expansion chassis does not support video cards. ''This expansion chassis does not provide full power delivery but will provide 15W of power, resulting in a slow charge to some laptops, such as MacBook Pro. When the dock is connected to your host laptop, a charging icon may appear on your laptop's screen. This is only sufficient enough to charge your laptop in sleep state, and charging will require an extended time period. ''When connecting a display to one of the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, a USB-C video adapter might be required depending on the input of your display. System and Cable RequirementsThunderbolt 3 equipped computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port. Included in Packagequick-start guide ''rubber feet ''Thunderbolt 3 cable ''Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box ''universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)
| Stock code || TBP-ST-T3P|
| Brand || StarTech|
| Series || Thunderbolt3 PCIe|
| Model || TB31PCIEX16|
| Type || 2x TB3 USB-C, 1x PCI-Express-v3.0-x16 FHHL - (65W) Windows & macOS|
| UPC || 065030868440|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 20/09/2017|
TB31PCIEX16 Spec Information
| Form Factor / Drive Height || 28cm x 14.2cm x 8.2cm|
| Guarantee || 2yr|
| OS Support - Windows || Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10|
| Length (cm) || 50|
| Weight (kg) || 3.13kg|
| Weight (bare) || 1.6kg|
| External Length (mm) || 360cm|
| External Width (mm) || 290cm|
| External Height (mm) || 145cm|
| Colour || Black |
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price for TB31PCIEX16?Link to a TB31PCIEX16 review page Would this support a 2 x 10gbe card to enable 20 gigabit (via link agg connection) via thunderbolt to a MacBook Pro? Thanks
01/07/2019 | James
Startech product description says it supports network cards. It should work as long as your PC and operating system supports the card.
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