Add Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe x16, x8, and x4 cards to your system, including audio, video capture, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, storage/RAID controllers cards, and PCIe SSDs using the RocketStor 6661A Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe 3.0 x16 Expansion Chassis from HighPoint. Its lightweight, small-footprint design is well-suited for compact workstations and mobile computing platforms such as iMacs, MacBook Pros, and more. At 7″ tall and less than 3″ wide, the RocketStor 6661A is small enough to pack into a laptop bag but can also support full-sized PCIe 3.0 add-in cards in its open-ended PCIe 3.0 x4 slot.
Aside from its PCIe slot, the RocketStor 6661A is equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, which provide bi-directional speeds of 40 Gb/s. While one port is used to interface with your host system, the other can be used to daisy-chain up to six devices together, including dual 4K displays or a single 5K display, thanks to support for DisplayPort 1.2. Thunderbolt 3 also supports 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C and provides 15W of power to compatible devices for charging.
HighPoint’s RocketStor 6661A Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe 3.0 x16 Expansion Chassis is compatible with Thunderbolt 2 devices, as well as USB 3.1 Gen 2 (USB 3.1). Please be aware that any daisy-chain connections will terminate if a peripheral or device is connected via USB Type-C. Included is a Thunderbolt 3 cable, a 60W external power supply, and a power cord. Protection is provided by a limited 1-year warranty.
Earnestine Stiedemann (verified owner) –
Really happy with my purchase, rocksolid performance and affordable price. I did have some difficulty putting in a Blackmagic Mini Monitor 4k card though, as the card is designed to sit in a tower so I needed to modify the card slightly to fit. Now that it’s in I’m getting amazing HDR 4K playback and couldn’t be happier.
Therese Kris (verified owner) –
I hooked it up to my laptop that means the requirements and the laptop refuses to recognize the device
Augustine Hauck (verified owner) –
I have used and compared a lot of pcie enclosures, (sonnet, akitio, startech etc.) and this one hits the sweet spot of being affordable while also being reliable. It works with all the cards i’ve thrown at it. Even cards that are 8x which work since the pcie slot is open ended. Only downside of the low price is the fans. They are way too noisy. I ended up replacing them with some 40mm noctua fans with low noise adapters attached and it’s now my most silent pcie enclosure. While still being my cheapest.
Aglae Moen (verified owner) –
This is the best PCIe 16x housing you can find. I use it for Highpoint’s SSD71xx RAID cards and am getting very fast read/write speeds. As I can control the fans with their software, the unit is extremely quiet.
Kathryne Wintheiser (verified owner) –
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Sasha Simonis (verified owner) –
I installed a BLACKMAGIC Intensity Pro card, it works very well on my thunderbolt 3 laptop, no worries, it’s impeccable
Harrison Lubowitz (verified owner) –
This is quiet and compact. Fans run adaptively based on heat/workload. Fairly compact compared to others out there.