AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad : Thunderbolt 2 for Mac users

AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad : Thunderbolt 2 for Mac users. High performance Four Thunderbolt™ 2 interface for lightning fast speed of up to 20 GB/s for storage and display.

Apical, distributor for Data Storage solutions today announced the launch of AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad from AKiTiO for Mac users.

AKiTiO Thunder2 QuadFaster than ever, the Thunder2 users can now get the speed up to 1347 MB/s with the 4-bay Thunderbolt™ 2 technology storage enclosure. The removable trays allow for easy installation and replacement of the drives. They are designed for both 2.5″ SSDs where speed is the priority and for 3.5″ HDDs when it is important to maximize the storage capacity. An ultra-durable aluminum casing provides efficient heat dissipation, plus an extra-large rear fan keeps the drives cool even in the duration of long working hours.

By incorporating the awesome Thunderbolt 2 interface and combining it with four SSD drives that can keep up in a RAID 0 software. AKiTiO’s Thunder2 Quad is capable to deliver an extremely fast output performance of up to 1347 MB/s. The second Thunderbolt 2 port supports user’s daisy chain up to five Thunderbolt devices together. Thunderbolt 2 technology incorporates Display Port 1.2 support, which allows video streaming to a single 4K video monitor. Video editors can now use a single port to connect external storage drives and a 4k display.

 

Specifications:

 

  • Model No: AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad
  • Part No:
    • TBQ-TIAA-AKTU (without drives)
    • TBQ-TIAA-AKTUH (4 x 1TB SSDs)
    • TBQ-TIAA-AKT1UH (4 x 2TB HDDs)
    • TBQ-TIAA-AKT2UH (4 x 4TB HDDs)
  • Certifications:
    • CE
    • FCC
    • Thunderbolt™ technology
  • Case material: High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation
  • Application:
    • Up to four 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III drives
    • Supports large volumes in excess of 2TB
  • RAID mode: Non-RAID
  • Interface/Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Data transfer: Thunderbolt 2 interface up to 20Gbps
  • System requirements (PC):
    • Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Computer with Thunderbolt connector
  • System requirements (Mac):
    • Mac OS 10.9 or above
    • Computer with Thunderbolt connector
  • System environment:
    • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
    • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
    • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
  • Power supply: External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)
    • Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz
    • Output: DC +12V/12.5A (peak current 15A/10sec)
  • Fan noise level: 25 dB(A)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    • 9.53 inches x 7.24 inches x 5.31 inches
    • 24.2cm x 18.4cm x 13.5cm
  • Package contents:
    • AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad enclosure (drives not included)
    • Thunderbolt cable
    • Power adapter
    • Setup guide
  • Warranty: 1 year

 

The maximum real world performance of this Thunderbolt 2 product is about 1375 MB/s. To reach these kind of speeds with the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad, four SSDs that are combined in a RAID 0 systems (Apple Software RAID) are required. This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Apple’s Boot Camp.

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