A Response to COVID-19 From OWC Founder and CEO, Larry O'Connor
MyAkitio Service Discontinued

Online services at myakitio.com for the MyCloud and the CloudHybrid series from Akitio will be discontinued on August 31, 2019.

Services that will be discontinued include the web portal at myakitio.com, remote assistance, automatic firmware updates as well as updates for the mobile apps.

For those who would like to continue using remote login through the web browser or through the mobile app after the end of this year, please use the IP address instead or sign up for a dynamic DNS service.

OWC SoftRAID supports Akitio

OWC announced that their new SoftRAID 5.7.3 update will support the Akitio Thunder3 Quad X and Quad Mini in the XT versions of SoftRAID.

Tim Standing, OWC’s Vice President of Software Engineering – Mac, said: “SoftRAID has supported users with Akitio enclosures for years now and can appreciate their quality construction and reliable performance. With OWC’s acquisition of Akitio, we are excited to now be working directly with their hardware design team and look forward to many innovative new products from them.”

AKiTiO Thunder3 10G Network Adapter

As of December 30, 2018, the AKiTiO Thunder3 10G Network Adapter has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The AKiTiO Thunder3 10G Network Adapter was a bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 to 10G Ethernet adapter. It was designed for Thunderbolt 3 capable notebooks like the MacBook Pro (late 2016) and professional workstations that require reliable, accelerated access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications.

As an alternative, we recommend the OWC Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter.

Bluefish video card compatible with Node Lite

Bluefish444 is the manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. Their video cards are used not only in traditional broadcast and post-production, but also in emerging workflows such as live events, immersive graphics, augmented reality and Video Over IP.

In combination with our Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion chassis, these cards can now also be used as an external solution over Thunderbolt.

Compatible with Thunderbolt

Does your company design or produce PCIe cards that you think would be a great solution for your customers to be used as an external Thunderbolt solution? We'd love hearing from you and setup a test to confirm the compatibility, hopefully adding your card to our growing list of compatible PCIe cards for our customers to choose from.

Or, are you the proud owner of a PCIe expansion chassis from Akitio and found that the PCIe card you are using works just perfect over Thunderbolt? If the card is not already on our compatibility list, we'd love knowing more about your setup!