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)?

NT2 U3

As of November 1, 2016, the NT2 U3 has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The NT2 U3 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 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection.

This model has been replaced by the NT2 U3.1 with a faster USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface up to 10Gbps. The NT2 U3.1 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.

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.

NT2 U3e

As of October 1, 2016, the NT2 U3e has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The NT2 U3e 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 dual-interface USB 3.0 SuperSpeed and eSATA connection.

This model has been replaced by the NT2 U3.1 with a faster USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface up to 10Gbps. The NT2 U3.1 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.