Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition

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Thunderbolt cable included
Not compatible with Boot Camp



Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition

Experience the awesome speed, performance and flexibility of Thunderbolt™. Slim, compact and simple to use, this portable drive is designed for speed.

  • Thunderbolt for lighting fast transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps
  • High performance SATA controller for increased performance
  • Large heatsink for passive cooling
  • Durable, compact and portable
  • Stackable
  • Fanless

High-Speed I/O Performance

By incorporating the awesome Thunderbolt connection and combining it with a SSD drive that can keep up, AKiTiO’s Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition is ready to deliver the fastest transfer speeds for for a single drive in an external storage device that is currently available in the market.

QuickBench Benchmark Results

Portable and Bus Powered

This sleek and compact drive runs on bus power alone. Simply plug in the device and you are set to go. Hassle-free and lightweight, the Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition is the ideal companion for your notebook.

Bus powered


The diagram below shows two different benchmark results to compare the results of the different SSDs. The first test was done with QuickBench, targeting smaller files of about 20-100MB. The second test was done with Disk Speed Test from Blackmagic, to get a real world indication of what you can expect when capturing and playing video.

Benchmark comparison


Model No. Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition
Part No.
  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • BSMI
  • C-Tick
  • Thunderbolt
Case material
  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation
  • 2.5" SATA SSD or HDD depending on the model
RAID mode N/A
  • 1x Thunderbolt port
Data transfer
  • Thunderbolt up to 10Gbps
System requirements (PC)
  • Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ connector
  • For Windows PCs a Thunderbolt certified device driver must be installed for the device to function properly
System requirements (Mac)
  • Mac OS 10.7 or later
  • 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
  • Thunderbolt Bus Power
Fan noise level N/A
Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 5.1 inches x 3.1 inches x 1.0 inches
  • 13cm x 7.8cm x 2.5cm
Package contents
  • Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition
  • 120GB or 256GB SSD
  • Thunderbolt cable
  • Setup guide
  • Retail Box Size: 6.3 x 5 x 1.9 in. (16.1 x 12.6 x 4.8 cm)
  • Carton Size (20pcs per carton): 20.3 x 10.9 x 7.4 in. (51.5 x 27.7 x 18.7 cm)
  • This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Apple's Boot Camp.



Portable, quiet, and extremely fast; Aluminum clad drive acts as a heatsink and looks great; Finally a use for one of the two Thunderbolt ports on my MacBook Pro! Read More...

Judie Lipsett Stanford - Gear Diary (September 20, 2014)

Il solo fatto che si tratti di un SSD con interfaccia Thunderbolt crea delle aspettative molto alte, che però potrebbero essere ridimensionate dal fatto che sia autoalimentato. Dopo averlo provato abbondantemente siamo in grado di sbilanciarci nel dire che tutte le aspettative e modalità d’uso che si possono pensare per questo accessorio, sono in realtà in linea con l’esperienza pratica. Read More...

Liborio Fedele - Nerdvana (March 17, 2014)

This SSD-based portable drive is fast and attractive for users wedded to Thunderbolt, even if its single SSD inside can’t take full advantage of the Thunderbolt pipe. Read More...

Matt Safford - Computer Shopper (December 4, 2013)

With the Neutrino Thunderbolt, AKiTiO has taken external storage to the highest of tiers. The single cable design powered by Intel's Thunderbolt technology allows for the utmost in portability, all housed in a very durable aluminium enclosure. In fact, it is the quickest single drive external storage solution we have tested so far. Read More...

Tyler Bernath - TweakTown (August 21, 2013)

Die AKiTiO Thunderbolt Edition ist die ideale Lösung für Leute die einen Mac mit SSD haben wollen, aber diese nicht intern verbauen können. Als Erweiterung für Mac Minis ist sie absolut top. Aber auch als externe Platte zum super schnellen Datentransfer ist die Platte sehr gut geeignet. Read More...

Bernd - Rosenblut (June 17, 2013)

Die Neutrino als Systemplatte hat für mich auch den Vorteil, dass ich mein Setup einfach mal schnell zu einem anderen Rechner mitnehmen kann und nicht auf den Komfort der Geschwindigkeit verzichten muss. So beheimatet die Neutrino das Hauptsystem meines iMacs, welches ich aber zwischendurch auch mal am Macbook Air oder Firmen-iMac einfach booten kann. Read More...

Jan Kampling - Gdgts (January 4, 2013)

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TweakTown editor's choice awardThe Bottom Line

“The Neutrino Thunderbolt from AKiTiO packs all the punch creative professionals crave in a portable solution fit for any desktop.„

Testimonial by Tomy Lin

“Wow! The speed is extremely fast, I have never experienced such speedy rate, not even my other USB 3.0 drive. My wife is smiling, she can now load up all our cute little 2 years baby photos and carry the beautiful AKiTiO Thunderbolt drive around showing it to her friends. No more embarrassing moment like other USB drive which take ‘ages’ to load.„