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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!

Thunderbolt to PCIe Expansion Chassis

Akitio offers a range of Thunderbolt solutions designed to house regular PCIe cards in an external enclosure, making it possible to extend the functionality of a Thunderbolt enabled computer and even move the PCIe card from one system to another for added flexibility, both in the studio and in the field.

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1 x full-length PCIe card including graphics cards

2 x half-length PCIe cards

1 x half-length PCIe card

1 x full-length PCIe card


If you would like to have your PCIe card tested with our products and have it added to the list of compatible cards for our customers to choose from, please contact us.

Let us know what kind of card you would like to send us, how to best test it, how to make sure all functions work as expected and what you would like us to do with the card once we have completed all the tests.

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End users

Do you already own one of our Thunderbolt enclosures and is the PCIe card you have installed working as expected? If so, we would appreciate if you could let us know more about it by filling out the form below.

The required fields (*) are so that we can add your card to our compatibility list. This is all we need if you prefer not to disclose anymore personal information. If you don't mind sending us a picture of your setup and include your name or nickname and a link to your social media account like YouTube, Facebook or Instagram, we'd love to give you a quick shout-out on social media and show our followers what is possible with Thunderbolt technology.


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Please select your Akitio product from the list of available products.

Please enter the brand and model of your PCIe card.

Please enter the brand and model of the PCIe card that you have installed.

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