OWC SoftRAID supports Akitio

OWC announced that their new SoftRAID 5.7.3 update will support the Akitio Thunder3 Quad X and Quad Mini in the XT versions of SoftRAID.

Tim Standing, OWC’s Vice President of Software Engineering – Mac, said: “SoftRAID has supported users with Akitio enclosures for years now and can appreciate their quality construction and reliable performance. With OWC’s acquisition of Akitio, we are excited to now be working directly with their hardware design team and look forward to many innovative new products from them.”

Bluefish video card compatible with Node Lite

Bluefish444 is the manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. Their video cards are used not only in traditional broadcast and post-production, but also in emerging workflows such as live events, immersive graphics, augmented reality and Video Over IP.

In combination with our Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion chassis, these cards can now also be used as an external solution over Thunderbolt.

Compatible with Thunderbolt

Does your company design or produce PCIe cards that you think would be a great solution for your customers to be used as an external Thunderbolt solution? We'd love hearing from you and setup a test to confirm the compatibility, hopefully adding your card to our growing list of compatible PCIe cards for our customers to choose from.

Or, are you the proud owner of a PCIe expansion chassis from Akitio and found that the PCIe card you are using works just perfect over Thunderbolt? If the card is not already on our compatibility list, we'd love knowing more about your setup!

IBC 2018

Akitio, along with European partner Angelbird of Austria, welcomed many visitors to their booth at IBC 2018. It was a very busy show, with numerous distributors, resellers, and end-users discovering Akitio's innovative products for the first time. We look forward to returning in 2019!

RAID

When using a storage enclosure that can house multiple drives, depending on the hardware, you can either use the built-in hardware RAID controller to manage your drives or you can use software on the computer instead to create and manage a RAID.

How did you set up your drives? Are you using a RAID for increased data transfer rates or to backup your data?