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USB 3.0 PCI Express Card

As of November 1, 2017, the USB 3.0 PCI Express Card has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The USB 3.0 PCI Express Card was a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCIe add-in card that occupied one PCI Express slot (x1) and had a pair of USB 3.0 ports on the back.

It expanded two external USB 3.0 Super-Speed ports on the system. Each USB port supplied a maximum of +5V/900mA power output to USB devices.

There is no replacement for this card and there are no alternative PCIe cards available from Akitio.

USB 3.0 Express Card

As of October 1, 2017, the USB 3.0 Express Card has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The USB 3.0 Express Card was a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 add-in card that occupied one 34mm slot and had one USB 3.0 port.

There is no replacement for this card and there are no alternative adapter cards available from Akitio.

BIRTV 2017

Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV) is China's top-notch exhibition in the industry of radio, film & TV, which has been well received by the broadcasting industry at home and abroad.

This year, the fourth time Akitio has joined BIRTV, we have introduced our latest Thunderbolt 3 products for macOS and Windows with a focus on Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion chassis for eGPUs and other PCIe cards.

Dr. Storage 2017

At the event of Dr. Storage in June 2017, attendees learned more about how to store their digital data. Akitio joined the event with an on-site display of Akitio storage products.

If you have been to this event, we hope you could benefit from it and if you have any questions about our storage products, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Node on macOS High Sierra

As announced at WWDC on June 5, 2017, macOS High Sierra brings support for external graphics processors to any Mac with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

Naturally, we are very excited about this announcement and our engineers quickly setup a test with the Node, our Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion chassis for external graphics cards (eGPU), to see what happens.

"Yes, it works!", could be heard from our test lab almost immediately after connecting the Node and turning on the power.