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?

60W Power Delivery

The USB Power Delivery (PD) specification enables power delivery up to 100W but how much power exactly is provided depends on the device.

In general, 27W is enough to maintain or slightly recharge the battery when the computer is not under load and 60W is enough to recharge the battery even when the computer is under moderate load.

NT2 U3.1

As of September 1, 2018, the NT2 U3.1 has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The NT2 U3.1 was a dual-bay RAID storage enclosures with a screwless design to easily install and replace up to two 3.5" hard disk drives. The hardware RAID controller supports Non-RAID, RAID 0 and RAID 1. It features a SuperSpeed 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) connection.

This model has been replaced by the NT2 U31C, which utilizes a USB-C connector and a different kind of RAID switch. The NT2 U31C has also been designed for two 3.5" drives and comes with a built-in hardware RAID controller supporting Non-RAID, RAID 0 and RAID 1.

Linux Vendor Firmware Service

For those who are using our external storage solutions on Linux, Akitio is now part of the Linux Vendor Firmware Service. This service makes it easy to find and update the firmware for Akitio products when they are connected to a Linux system (e.g. Ubuntu 18.04 or Fedora 28).

The updates can be managed through clients such as fwupdmgr and GNOME Software.