Engadget by Steve Dent
After a lengthy certification delay, mLogic's mLink PCIe Thunderbolt expansion chassis is now up for grabs. The device branches to any Mac computer equipped with the high-speed port, allowing you to install a half-length PCIe board -- opening up a world of RAID storage, high speed networking and video capture to otherwise slotless Minis or Macbooks. The company says it's now in stock and shipping for $399, and added that it made good use of the lag time for more extensive thermal and EMI testing. A special Red Rocket model is supposed to follow along at $699 for RED cinema camera RAW video conversion duties, but if plain old 2K or HD video is good enough, hit the source to get it.
Question: What PCIe adapters are compatible with mLInk?
Answer: See PDF below for a list of compatible PCIe adapters.
Question: What type of PCIe slot does mLink have?
Answer: The slot in mLink is physically x16. mLink passes data via PCIe Gen2 x4...the Thunderbolt specification.
Question: Can I daisy-chain Thunderbolt devices with mLink?
Answer: Yes, up to six devices.
Question: Can I attach monitors to mLink?
Answer: Yes! mDP and Thunderbolt monitors can be attached directly to mLink. DVI, HDMI & VGA monitors can be attached to mLink using available converters.
Question: Is mLink portable?
Answer: Yes! In fact, mLink is the smallest form-factor Thunderbolt expansion chassis available.
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