RAID

When using a storage enclosure that can house multiple drives, depending on the hardware, you can either use the built-in hardware RAID controller to manage your drives or you can use software on the computer instead to create and manage a RAID.

How did you set up your drives? Are you using a RAID for increased data transfer rates or to backup your data?

60W Power Delivery

The USB Power Delivery (PD) specification enables power delivery up to 100W but how much power exactly is provided depends on the device.

In general, 27W is enough to maintain or slightly recharge the battery when the computer is not under load and 60W is enough to recharge the battery even when the computer is under moderate load.

USB-C archery

USB Type-C or for short USB-C is a specification for connectors and cables. It's a small and reversible connector.

Thunderbolt 3 defines a superset of capabilities that runs on USB-C connectors and cables. At 40 Gbps, Thunderbolt 3 is currently the fastest connection available for Akitio' storage solutions.

When buying a computer or an external storage device, always check the specifications first in order to make sure the devices are compatible and you are getting the best possible transfer rates.

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.

AKiTiO Thunderbolt 3 Products

On October 27, Apple announced a new line of MacBook Pro laptops, all featuring the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 interface. In this article, we would like to answer the question everybody is asking.

Are the current Thunderbolt 3 products from Akitio compatible with the new MacBook Pro (late 2016)?