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Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C™ PCIe expansion enclosure


• Expand the capabilities of your Thunderbolt™ 3 notebook
• Durable and rugged aluminium casing
• Thunderbolt™ 3 for high transfer rates up to 40 Gbit/s
• DisplayPort™ interface for additional 4K monitor
• Second Thunderbolt™ 3 port supports Thunderbolt™ 3, USB 3.1 (Gen 2),
and DisplayPort™ 1.2 devices
• PCIe (x16) slot supporting half-length, full-height, double-width cards
• PCI Express 3.0 x4 supported interface
• Supports Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt™ 3 devices





Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C™ PCIe expansion enclosure

Durable and rugged aluminium enclosure for one PCIe (x16) card

Thunderbolt™ 3 for high transfer rates up to 40 Gbit/s

DisplayPort™ interface for additional 4K monitor

LED for power

fanless - quit operation

Expand the capabilities of your notebook

The use of additional PCIe cards is popular and well spread because of many advantages. But whoever wants to take this advantage, often feels restricted as notebooks can not fulfil this requirement at all. That is where the IB-3101-TB3 comes to help and converts e.g. a PCIe card and a M.2 NVMe effectively to a high-performance external drive.

Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 cards

The PCIe (x16) slot accepts half-length, full-height, double-width cards and provides a maximum of 25 W. PCIe 3.0 x4 and the Thunderbolt™ 3 interface can reach data transfer rates up to 40 Gbit/s, providing enough bandwidth for both the internal PCIe card as well as any additional Thunderbolt™ 3 devices in the daisy chain.

DisplayPort™ and Thunderbolt™ 3

The DisplayPort™ interface allows you to connect an additional monitor to expand your workspace. This video output capability requires a Thunderbolt™ 3 connection to the computer and will free up the second Thunderbolt™ 3 port for Thunderbolt™ 3 (up to 6 daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbit/s), and other DisplayPort™ devices. The modern Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C™ connection achieves theoretical transfer rates of up to 40 Gbit/s and measured transfer rates of about 2300 Megabyte per second.


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PCIe enclosure





Internal interface:

1x internal PCIe (x16) slot with 4 lane PCI express 3.0 interface

Host connector:

Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C™

Output interface:

2x Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C™, 1x DisplayPort™ 1.2

Video resolution:

DisplayPort™ 1.2 up to 4096x2160@60 Hz

Supported PCIe cards:

Half-length, full-height, double-width, not designed for graphics cards. PCIe (x16) slot provides a maximum of 25 W

Transfer rate:

Thunderbolt™ 3 up to 40 Gbit/s, measured up to 2300 MB/s

M.2 SSD size:

mSATA SSD size:

SSD capacity:

Operating system:

Windows® and macOS®

Chip set:

Power connector:

AC 100 - 240 V, 2 A; DC 12 V@5.417 A (65 W)

Box content:

1x IB-3101-TB3, 1x external power supply with cord, 1x Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C™ cable (50 cm), 1x manual

Packing unit:

3 pcs./carton

Total weight:

9.0 kg/carton

Gross weight (incl. packing):

2.700 kg

Net weight:

1.635 kg


455x375x290 mm

Dimension of packing box:

250x350x140 mm

Dimension of article:

285x80x140 mm

Country of origin: