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.
|Host interface||Thunderbolt 3|
|Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity||2|
|Card reader integrated||N|
|Data transfer rate||40 Gbit/s|
|Housing material||Aluminium, Steel|
|Number of fans||1 fan(s)|
|Bearing type||Sleeve bearing|
|Fan diameter||6 cm|
|Noise level||24.55 dB|
|Maximum airflow||14.06 cfm|
|Power source type||DC|
|AC input voltage||100 – 240 V|
|Input current||2 A|
|Output voltage||12 V|
|Output current||5.417 A|
|Power consumption (typical)||65 W|
|Power plug type||Type N|
|Compatible power plug types||AU, EU, JP, UK, US|
|Windows operating systems supported||Windows 10, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 IOT Core, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 10 x64, Windows 11, Windows 11 x64, Windows 7, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64|
|Mac operating systems supported||Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra, Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave, Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina, Mac OS X 11.0 Big Sur, Mac OS X 12.0 Monterey, Mac OS X 13.0 Ventura|
|Operating temperature (T-T)||5 – 35 °C|
|Storage temperature (T-T)||-20 – 50 °C|
|Operating relative humidity (H-H)||20 – 80%|
|Sustainability certificates||CE, RoHS|
|Package width||290 mm|
|Package depth||360 mm|
|Package height||145 mm|
|Package weight||3.1 kg|
|AC adapter included||Y|
|Quick start guide||Y|
|Products per master (outer) case||3 pc(s)|
|Master (outer) case width||375 mm|
|Master (outer) case length||455 mm|
|Master (outer) case height||325 mm|
|Harmonized System (HS) code||84733020|
|Cable length||0.5 m|
|Chipset||Intel – Alpine Ridge DSL6540|
|PCI slot||1 x PCIe x16|
|Maximum port bandwidth||3.94 GB/s|
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