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This model has been replaced by the NT2 U31C, which utilizes a USB-C connector and a different kind of RAID switch.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.

Deconstructive Media

"San Diego, California-based Deconstructive Media is a full-service video production company with credits. They’ve produced video content for some of the best-known brands in America including Google, NBC Universal, Telemundo, and many others. Their passion for quality at every level of production is evident when looking at the gear they use. RED cameras, iMac Pros, Premiere Pro….and Akitio Thunderbolt 3 storage.

“Because we shoot on RED cameras exclusively, often at resolutions greater than 4K, our need for fast, reliable storage is insatiable.” Explains Rafael Meneses, owner and principal producer at Deconstructive Media. “The Akitio Thunder3 Quad X has proven to be a worthwhile investment for us as we chose Seagate 12TB IronWolf hard drives, which gives us about 48TB of super-fast Thunderbolt 3-connected storage.

SK-3501 Super-S3

As of May 25, 2018, the SK-3501 Super-S3 has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The SK-3501 Super-S3 was a storage enclosure designed for one 3.5" SATA HDD with multiple interfaces, including FireWire 800, eSATA and USB 3.0.

This model has been replaced by the SK-3501 U3.1, which is using just a single SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) interface.