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Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS)

For those who are using our external storage solutions on Linux, Akitio is now part of the Linux Vendor Firmware Service. This service makes it easy to find and update the firmware for Akitio products when they are connected to a Linux system (e.g. Ubuntu 18.04 or Fedora 28).

The updates can be managed through clients such as fwupdmgr and GNOME Software.

Supported products

  • Node
  • Node Lite

For a complete and updated list of supported devices, go to

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Firmware Update on Ubuntu

  1. Open Ubuntu Software.
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  2. Go to Updates.
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  3. If an update is available, click Update to install the latest firmware.
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The Node is a Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Box designed for full-length graphics cards (eGPU).

690 LVFS 1

Node Lite

The Node Lite is a Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Box designed for half-length PCIe cards.

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