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Our PN: AKIN5190031
Manufacturer: AKiTiO
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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List Price:$369.99

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Quick Overview

Faster than ever, you can now achieve speeds of up to 1375MB/s with this 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's important to maximize the storage capacity. An ultra durable aluminum casing provides efficient heat dissipation, plus an extra large rear fan keeps your drives cool during long hours of operation. ENCLOSURE ONLY!



Manufacturer Part Number: TBQ-TIAA-AKTU


  • Thunderbolt 2 interface for lighting fast transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps
  • Comes with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, supporting storage and display
  • Large and quiet low speed fan (1900 RPM) for active cooling
  • Removable trays for easy SSD and/or HDD installation
  • Large handle provides comfortable grip when relocating the device

High-Speed I/O Performance

By incorporating the awesome Thunderbolt 2 interface and combining it with four SSD drives that can keep up in a RAID 0 software RAID, AKiTiOs Thunder2 Quad is ready to deliver an extremely fast throughput performance of up to 1375MB/s.

I/O performance

2 Thunderbolt Ports for Daisy Chain

The second Thunderbolt 2 port lets you daisy chain up to five Thunderbolt devices together. For example, you can attach additional external drives and even a display all connected to your computer through a single cable.

Thunderbolt daisy chain

4K Workflow with Thunderbolt 2 Technology

Thunderbolt 2 technology incorporates DisplayPort 1.2 support, which allows for video streaming to a single 4K video monitor. If you are a video editor, you can now use a single port to connect your external storage drives and a 4K display.

4K Workflow with Thunderbolt 2

Real World Benchmark

Test Environment: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), Mac OS 10.9.1, Apple Software RAID (RAID 0), 4 x AKiTiO Extreme SSD 1TB, Blackmagic Disk Speed Test

Blackmagic Benchmark


  • Certifications
    • CE
    • FCC
    • Thunderbolt technology
  • Case material
    • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation
  • Application
    • Up to four 2.5in or 3.5in 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 environment
    • Operating Temperature: 5C ~ 35C
    • Storage Temperature: -20C ~ 60C
    • 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
  • Carton/Packing
    • Retail Box Size: 12.9 x 10.7 x 8.4 in. (32.7 x 27.2 x 21.4 cm)
    • Carton Size (2pcs per carton): 17.7 x 13.6 x 11.8 in. (45 x 34.5 x 30 cm)
  • Remarks
    • 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 system (Apple Software RAID) are required.
    • This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Apples Boot Camp.

Included Items

  • AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad enclosure (drives not included)
  • Thunderbolt cable
  • Power adapter
  • Setup guide


  • System requirements (PC)
    • Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Computer with Thunderbolt connector
  • System requirements (Mac)
    • Mac OS 10.9 or above
    • Computer with Thunderbolt connector


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