Multiple slots, quick input and output
Sonnet's Qio is a multi-tasking marvel. Qio reads from and writes to just about any memory card - P2, SxS, CompactFlash, SDHC, XD and more - and SATA storage systems with an eSATA interface, all at high speed. Replacing multiple standalone card readers, Qio's dual P2, SxS, and CF slots enable you to offload files more efficiently, and the included Sonnet 21-in-1 multimedia memory card adapter handles the remaining memory cards. Qio copies files between any cards, attached drives or host computer with aggregate bandwidth up to 250MB/sec., much faster than FireWire or USB adapters are capable.
ExpressCard/34 and CardBus adapter compatibility
Qio's SxS slots double as ExpressCard/34 slots, and the P2 slots are compatible with CardBus cards. As a notebook user, this effectively sextuples the number of expansion card slots available to you. This added compatibility enables you to utilize Wi-Fi, FireWire, USB, Gigabit Ethernet, and other adapters as well. How is this possible? Qio's included interface card extends the PCIe bus outside your computer - Qio effectively adds expansion slots to your computer!