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HL23T

Thunderbolt™ 3 to Single PCIe Expansion Enclosure

Overview

Hercules™ HL23T Makes You as a Superhero !!

HL23T being the first Hercules™ series, the Netstor Hercules™ box is able to be installed with single-slot and double-width card to your Thunderbolt 3 host computers to bring the almighty power to your digital workflows, also creating your potential skills in both the Entertainment and Production fields. Suitable applications include Gaming, AR/VR content creation, video-editing and so forth.

 
 
 
 

Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) 40Gbps Interface

Designed to feature Thunderbolt™ 3 interface (40Gb/s) capable of providing PCIe bandwidth up to 2750 MB/s, 2x times Thunderbolt 2, for diverse professional PCIe cards such as video transcoding and video capture that primarily require higher throughput of data transfer rate to the host computer.

Thunderbolt™ 3 40 Gbps
Thunderbolt™ 2 20 Gbps
Thunderbolt™ 1 10 Gbps
USB3.1 Gen2 10 Gbps
USB3.1 Gen1 5 Gbps

Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports - The USB C That Does It All

Through the dual Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) ports, users can have the first port to computer while the second port to daisy-chain of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices with two 4K displays or one 5K display being positioned at the very end of the chain. USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) is supported as well: connecting one USB device to the second port for application is applicable.

Just Cooling Where your Card Needs

Built with one position movable 8x8 cm speed-adjustable fan cooler at enclosure's side, users can at any time by shifting cooler's position to have the best airflow ventilation to the video card based on each card's length design and card's fan/blower location.

Containing 1-Meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb/s) Active Cable

1
-Meter
40
Gbps
Active
cable

The included one-meter Thunderbolt™ 3, 40Gbps, active cable allows users to much freely arrange the expansion box with their Thunderbolt 3 host computer for all kinds of the professional digital workflows.

Mac certified. Works with All Series of Thunderbolt Mac

The Thunderbolt™ 3 HL23T single-slot PCIe expansion chassis has passed Apple's strict certification test process and is Mac certified, which supports and works with all series of Thunderbolt Mac.

The 300W Industrial-Grade Power Supply

 

The built-in 300W industrial grade PSU definitely suits every end-users' needs in the digital content workflow applications. The expansion enclosure includes two 6+2 pin auxiliary PCI-E power connectors that support professional cards requiring electric power up to 300 watts.

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Specs

Specifications

  HL23T
Host Interface Thunderbolt™3 (Dual Port USB-C for Daisy Chain)
Data Transfer Rate 40Gbps
No. of PCIe Slots One PCIe 3.0 x16 (PCIe 3.0 x4 Electrical / Thunderbolt Spec)
Thunderbolt Expansion Up to Six Thunderbolt devices
LED Display for Enclosure Power On
Material Aluminum housing with solid metal structure
Power Supply Single 300W PSU (High-Efficiency & Low Noise)
Input: 90-230 VAC/50-60 HZ
Output: +5V and +12V
(With two PCIe 6+2 pin & one 4 Pin auxiliary power cable)
Dimension 371(D) x 110(W) x 200(H) mm
14.6 (D) x 4.3 (W) x 7.87 (H) inch
Cooling One Hot-Swappable 80 x80 x20 mm Cooling Fan
System Support MacBook Pro(2016) with a Thunderbolt 3 port

Note: Thunderbolt 2 Mac will request a Thunderbolt 3(USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter from Apple.

O.S. Support Mac OS X 10.12.3 above
Windows 10
PCIe card Driver Request Third-party PCIe card should support Mac OS with Thunderbolt aware's driver
PCIe card Size Available Full length (320mm), full height (120mm) , double-width PCIe card
Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
Relative Humidity 20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Package Content Enclosure x 1
Thunderbolt3-40Gbps cable x 1 (1 meter)
Power Cord x 1
Host Interface
Thunderbolt™3 (Dual Port USB-C for Daisy Chain)
Data Transfer Rate
40Gbps
No. of PCIe Slots
One PCIe 3.0 x16 (PCIe 3.0 x4 Electrical / Thunderbolt Spec)
Thunderbolt Expansion
Up to Six Thunderbolt devices
LED Display for Enclosure
Power On
Material
Aluminum housing with solid metal structure
Power Supply
Single 300W PSU (High-Efficiency & Low Noise)
Input: 90-230 VAC/50-60 HZ
Output: +5V and +12V
(With two PCIe 6+2 pin & one 4 Pin auxiliary power cable)
Dimension
371(D) x 110(W) x 200(H) mm
14.6 (D) x 4.3 (W) x 7.87 (H) inch
Cooling
One Hot-Swappable 80 x80 x20 mm Cooling Fan
System Support
MacBook Pro(2016) with a Thunderbolt 3 port

Note: Thunderbolt 2 Mac will request a Thunderbolt 3(USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter from Apple.

O.S. Support
Mac OS X 10.12.3 above
PCIe card Driver Request
Third-party PCIe card should support Mac OS with Thunderbolt aware's driver
PCIe card Size Available
Full length (320mm), full height (120mm) , double-width PCIe card
Operating Temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Storage Temperature
-10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
Relative Humidity
20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Package Content
Enclosure x 1
Thunderbolt3-40Gbps cable x 1 (1 meter)
Power Cord x 1

Compatibility

Host Support

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iMac
(Mid 2017)
MacBookPro
(Mid 2017)
MacBookPro
(Late 2016)

RAID Card Support

areca logo
ARC-1216-4x ARC-1226-8x ARC-1883 Series
atto logo
ExpressSAS R680 ExpressSAS H680 ExpressSAS H1244 ExpressSAS H1280
highpoint logo
RocketRAID 2722 RocketRAID 4522 RocketRAID 3722A

Audio Card Support

avid logo
Pro Tools HDX
(Tested by Netstor)
Pro Tools HD Native
lynx logo
AES16e
rme logo
HDSPe MADI HDSPe AIO HDSPe AES HDSPe RayDAT
universal audio logo
UAD-2 DUO
(version 6.3.1+)
UAD-2 QUAD

Video Card Support

blackmagic logo
DeckLink Studio DeckLink Quad Intensity Pro DeckLink HD 3D DeckLink 4K
(version 9.5+)
bluefish logo
Create 3D Ultra Create 3D Create HD Epoch Supernova S+
matrox logo
Mojito MAX
aja logo
Kona 3G
(version 10.3+)
Kona LHi Kona LHe Plus
red logo
RED ROCKET™ RED ROCKET-X

10G Networking Card

myricom logo
10G-PCIE-8B-2C 10G-PCIE-8B-2S 10G-PCIE-8B-C 10G-PCIE-8B-S 10G-PCIE2-8B2-2C 10G-PCIE2-8B2-2S
(version v1.3.1+)
atto logo
FFRM-NS11 FFRM-NS12 FFRM-NS14 FFRM-NQ41 FFRM-NQ42

PCIe SSD

HGST logo Ultrastar SN150
1600GB 3200GB
seagate logo Nytro XP7102
800GB 1600GB

Last updated on August 21th, 2017.