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AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box

As of November 8, 2018, the AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box was a Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe expansion box that provided an additional PCIe slot for Thunderbolt 3 computers (e.g. laptop computers) where installing an internal expansion card is not an option and for systems where there is not enough space for more PCIe cards.

The closest alternative is the OWC Mercury Helios 3S.

 


 

AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box

The Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe expansion box provides an additional PCIe slot for Thunderbolt 3 computers (e.g. laptop computers) where installing an internal expansion card is not an option and for systems where there is not enough space for more PCIe cards. The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connection not only makes adding an external PCIe card easy but it also allows you to take the device with you to use on location and move it from one system to another. Installing and replacing the PCIe card is a simple matter of removing a few thumb screws and does not require any tools.

Features

  • Thunderbolt™ 3 for lightning fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps
  • Dedicated DisplayPort for additional monitor to expand the workspace
  • 2nd Thunderbolt port supports Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and DisplayPort devices
  • 1 PCIe (x16) slot supporting half-length, full-height, double-width cards
  • 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant interface
  • Removable back panel for double-width cards
  • Daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices
  • Durable and rugged aluminum casing
  • No tools required for installation

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Resources

Specifications

Model AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box
Part No.
  • T3PB-T3DIS-AKTU (without PCIe card)
Certifications
  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • Thunderbolt™ technology
Warranty
  • 2-year limited warranty
Case material
  • High quality aluminum with metal chassis
Application
  • 1 x PCIe card (see compatibility chart)
  • Supports half-length, full-height and double-width cards
  • PCIe (x16) slot provides a maximum of 25W
  • Not designed for graphics cards
Interface/Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.1
  • 1 x internal PCIe (x16) slot with 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 interface
Data transfer
  • Thunderbolt 3 up to 40 Gbps
  • DisplayPort 1.1a (4K at 60 Hz)
System requirements (PC)
  • Windows 7 and later
  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port
System requirements (Mac) Not supported
System environment
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Power supply
  • External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)
  • Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz
  • Output: DC +12V/6A
Fan noise level
  • 23 dB(A)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 9.17 inches x 5.87 inches x 2.99 inches
  • 23.3 cm x 14.9 cm x 7.6 cm
Package contents
  • AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box
  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable
  • Power adapter
  • Setup guide
Carton/Packing
  • Retail Box Size: 12.4 x 12 x 4.9 in. (31.5 x 30.5 x 12.5 cm)
  • Carton Size (6pcs per carton): 20.8 x 13.2 x 13.9 in. (52.8 x 33.5 x 35.3 cm)
  • Gross Weight: 2.82 kg (retail box), 17.8 kg (carton)
Remarks
  • This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Mac OS X or Apple's Boot Camp.
  • PCIe card (driver) must be compatible with requirements for Thunderbolt technology (e.g. hot-plug support, recovery from sleep).
  • This device is not designed for graphics cards.
  • This product has components or design elements that are patented or patent pending.