Raymond Singer

"This little guy ACTUALLY WORKS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO!", states Raymond Singer from Cut to the Story Films while using the AKiTiO Thunder Dock.

“Just like you probably were, I was pretty stoked to add a nifty iMac to my editing suite. Even more excited to plug in a first generation Mac Pro. What a screamer. And Thunderbolt? Wow, love that Promise RAID! But holy catfish, Batman, what to do with my trusty SATA RAIDs?! Are they on their way to a garage sale? Paperweights maybe? How do I get all my files over to the new Thunderbolt RAID?! Then there’s the material that’s coming in from clients on USB3 drives. I’m running out of ports! And don’t even get me started on those FireWire 800 drives that are on the shelf or that clients bring their footage on.”

“OK, no problem. There are a few Thunderbolt hubs that give you USB ports, maybe a FireWire 800, too. Some give you an audio and Ethernet port. (If you know why you’d actually need those ports, please share your thoughts with me.) I tried ‘em. All. Each one’s a little different, but they do seem to share one thing in common. In my experience, they all fail. They burn out. They have weak power supplies. Some are actually noisy. (I don’t know how a hub can be noisy, but there you are.) Bottom line — they’re unreliable. The last thing I need in my edit suite is an unreliable piece of gear.”

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 a new option for the FTP server to limit access to the public folder to anonymous FTP users fixes the GNU bash "shellshock" issue.

MyCloud App

The AKiTiO MyCloud App for iOS and Android allows users of the MyCloud personal cloud server to access their digital content stored on the MyCloud unit from a mobile device.

Open the app and gain access to your music, videos, photo libraries and other digital documents no matter if at home or on the road.

The latest version of the MyCloud App for iOS (v2.2) and Android (v1.9) comes with various bug fixes and support for iOS 8.

AKiTiO Data Multiplier GUI

The AKiTiO Data Multiplier allows users of the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad and the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Mini to easily and quickly duplicate the data from one drive and backup all the files onto up to 3 other drives.

This free application helps you save a lot of time, especially if you are a video editor or data imaging technician that has to backup a lot and make sure the footage is duplicated in a timely manner, so that the drives can be sent off to different locations for safe keeping and editing.

First, it reduces your workload, because it takes less clicks and navigating to prepare the backup. Second, it speeds up the actual copy process, because the application manages multiple copy processes at the same time, therefore reducing the time it takes to move the data.

For more information and to download the application, go to http://www.akitio.com/support/software/akitio-data-multiplier.

AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad

To install or replace the drives in the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad, it's easiest if you place the device at the edge of the table so that the front protrudes over the edge.

The lock switch is located in the center underneath the front panel. Slide and hold the lock switch and then push the inner chassis from the back to expose the front panel.

Pull the top part of the front panel away from the enclosure and lift it up to remove it.

You can now unfasten the thumbscrews for those trays where you would like to install or replace the drives. Once done, replace the front panel, slide and hold the lock switch and push the inner chassis back into the enclosure.