Thunderbolt to PCIe Expansion Chassis Compatibility

About Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Expansion Chassis Compatibility

  • For important information about Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013) compatibility, click here.
  • UAD software v6.3.1 (and higher) enables the operation of UAD-2 PCIe cards with Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion chassis products.
  • The specific chassis products (listed below) are tested in-house to verify compatibility with UAD systems.
  • UAD devices are compatible with Thunderbolt only when using Mac OS and Windows 10 or later.

Thunderbolt Chassis Operation Notes

  • For optimum UAD performance with Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion chassis products, connect and power on all Thunderbolt devices before the computer is powered on.
  • For optimum Thunderbolt performance, Mac OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion (or higher) is recommended.

Tested Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Expansion Chassis Models

The specific Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion chassis models from manufacturers listed below have been tested with UAD-2 PCIe cards. The results of these tests are noted beneath the specific models.

Note: The chassis models below are individually tested to work with UAD-2 cards. Using chassis models from different manufacturers together in the same Thunderbolt chain is an untested configuration.

Sonnet Technologies

Status: Compatible. All of the above chassis models are tested in-house for use with UAD‑2 PCIe cards. Although other Thunderbolt-to-PCIe chassis models from Sonnet Technologies are not specifically tested, we are not currently aware of any issues with the other chassis models from this manufacturer.


Status: Compatible. Both of these chassis models are tested in-house for use with UAD‑2 PCIe cards.


Status: Compatible. The above TB3 chassis model has been tested in-house for use with UAD‑2 PCIe cards. 


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