Taurus Mini Super-S LCM

As of May 1, 2016, the Taurus Mini Super-S LCM has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The Taurus Mini Super-S LCM was a 2-bay storage enclosure with built-in hardware RAID designed for two 2.5" hard disk drives. It featured a 3-in-1 interface with eSATA, FireWire 800 and USB 2.0.

There replacement for this model is the Taurus Mini Super-S3 LCM. It's identical with the old model except that the USB interface is now USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0.

MyCloud GUI

The latest firmware release for our MyCloud products is now available for download.

To get it, login to your network drive via the web interface, go to "Preferences" and select "Firmware". Make sure that "Auto Update" is enabled and the next time you reboot or start up your device, it will automatically download and install the latest firmware.

This release includes updates for built-in applications, security improvements and bug fixes.

AKiTiO would like to congratulate the winners and proud new owners of our AKiTiO Thunder2 Dock. We hope you enjoy the Thunderbolt docking station and that it fits nicely into your video editing workflow.

These prices were provided by Advantage Video Systems from California at the monthly meetings of the Digital Media Artists of Los Angeles (DMA LA) and the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG).

MD4 U3e

As of December 1, 2015, the MD4 U3e has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The MD4 U3e was a 1U 19" rack-mount chassis with built-in hardware RAID designed for up to four 3.5" hard disk drives. It featured a hot swap rack and a dual interface with eSATA and USB 3.0.

There is no replacement for this model and there are currently no alternative rack-mount chassis available from AKiTiO.

AKiTiO Thunder SATA Go SSD reader

Solid state drives (SSDs) provide faster data transfer rates than mechanical hard disk drives (HDD's) but how fast can an SSD with a SATA interface really go and what is needed to achieve the best possible speeds in an external storage enclosure?

A single SSD with a SATA 6Gb/s interface, also known as SATA-III or SATA 3, can deliver speeds of about 500-550MB/s. This means that the storage enclosure should have a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface at 10Gbps or a Thunderbolt interface to provide sufficient bandwidth. However, when it comes to Thunderbolt enclosures, not all are built the same way and if you plan on getting the most out of a single SSD, you need to make sure that the SATA controller also provides enough bandwidth to run at full SATA 6Gb/s speeds.