Special Year-end Promotions

Free T3T adapter for Thunderbolt 3 computers included!

Buy one of the following Thunderbolt 2 products from Akitio at a special discount and get the T3T, a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter, for FREE.

This offer is valid until December 31, 2016 February 28, 2017.

AKiTiO Thunderbolt 3 Products

On October 27, Apple announced a new line of MacBook Pro laptops, all featuring the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 interface. In this article, we would like to answer the question everybody is asking.

Are the current Thunderbolt 3 products from Akitio compatible with the new MacBook Pro (late 2016)?

NVMe PCIe SSD

Non-volatile memory express, also known as NVM Express or short NVMe, is designed for SSDs and PCIe and is optimized for low latency.

AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) was designed with hard drives in mind and is therefore optimized for high latency rotating media.

FD-2500 U3

As of September 1, 2016, the FD-2500 U3 has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The FD-2500 U3 was a slim, compact and portable hard drive enclosure with a durable high quality ABS plastic exterior designed for a single 2.5" drive up to 9.5mm. It featured a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection.

This model has been replaced by the Neutrino U3.1, an aluminum enclosure with a faster USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface up to 10Gbps.

AKiTiO Thunderbolt 3 eGPU

The Intel® Skull Canyon NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK is a mini PC with integrated graphics that offers great performance for gaming and other multimedia experiences. It comes with the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 interface, which makes expanding the capabilities of this PC not only possible but also very convenient.

Naturally, the Thunderbolt 3 connectivity on the Skull Canyon NUC made us very excited and we wanted to see how much we could boost the performance with an external GPU to take the gaming experience to the next level.

In short, the results are amazing and all of it through just a little USB-C connector.