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AKiTiO Thunder2 Dock

As of November 23, 2020, the AKiTiO Thunder2 Dock has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The AKiTiO Thunder2 Dock was a Thunderbolt 2 dock providing multiple host ports for USB 3.0, eSATA and FireWire 800, as well as a second Thunderbolt 2 port for daisy chaining additional Thunderbolt devices.

As an alternative, for a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 Mac, we recommend using one of our self-powered Thunderbolt 3 docks in combination with the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter from Apple.



AKiTiO Thunder2 Dock

The Thunderbolt™ dock links past, present and future technology to your computer with just one Thunderbolt™ cable. The Thunder2 Dock allows you to access your data on both legacy and future storage drives by providing multiple host ports for USB 3.0, eSATA and FireWire 800. It also has two Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy chaining additional Thunderbolt devices and storage.


  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports for lightning fast speeds up to 20Gb/s
  • Daisy chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices
  • Two eSATA host ports (up to 6Gb/s)
  • One 7 watt bus-powered FireWire 800 host port
  • Two bus-powered USB 3.0 host ports (supports UASP)
  • Durable and rugged aluminum casing
  • Supports 4K monitors and displays


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Model AKiTiO Thunder2 Dock
Part No.
  • T2D+T3T (with T3T adapter for Thunderbolt 3 computers)
  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • Thunderbolt
  • 2-year limited warranty
Case material
  • High quality aluminum
  • 2x Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • 2x eSATA host ports (supports port multiplier)
  • 2x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed host ports (supports UASP)
  • 1x FireWire 800 host port (supports bus-power)
Data transfer
  • Thunderbolt up to 20Gbps
  • eSATA up to 6Gbps
  • USB 3.0 up to 5Gbps
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) up to 800Mbps
System requirements (PC) Not supported
System requirements (Mac)
  • Mac OS X v10.9 or later
  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ connector
System environment
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Power supply
  • External power supply (UL, cUL, CE, TUV approved)
  • Input: AC 100-240V
  • Output: DC +12V/5A
Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 6.25 inches x 3.83 inches x 0.71 inches
  • 15.88cm x 9.75cm x 1.8cm
Package contents
  • AKiTiO Thunder2 Dock
  • Thunderbolt cable
  • Power adapter
  • Setup guide
  • Retail Box Size: 9.17 x 7.2 x 3.54 in. (23.3 x 18.3 x 9 cm)
  • Carton Size (10pcs per carton): 18.9 x 15.4 x 10.04 in. (48 x 39.1 x 25.5 cm)
  • Gross Weight: 10.7 kg (carton)
  • The two generations of Thunderbolt technology are compatible with each other. The ports and cables are identical.
  • The device has to be connected to the computer via Thunderbolt interface.
  • This docking station does not have any internal storage. All data is stored on external drives that are connected to the dock.
  • In order to recharge an iOS device over USB (e.g. iPhone, iPad or iPad mini), the Thunderbolt cable has to be connected to the computer and the system has to be running (S0 or S3). The OS has to be updated to Mac OS 10.9.2 or above and a driver has to be installed.
  • The maximum transfer rate for each eSATA port and for the USB interface is about 370MB/s.
  • This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Apple's Boot Camp.
  • Thunderbolt cable not included with all models or in all regions.
  • To connect this device to a Thunderbolt 3 computer, a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter like the AKiTiO T3T is required.
  • This product has components or design elements that are patented or patent pending.