Raymond Singer

"This little guy ACTUALLY WORKS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO!", states Raymond Singer from Cut to the Story Films while using the AKiTiO Thunder Dock.

“Just like you probably were, I was pretty stoked to add a nifty iMac to my editing suite. Even more excited to plug in a first generation Mac Pro. What a screamer. And Thunderbolt? Wow, love that Promise RAID! But holy catfish, Batman, what to do with my trusty SATA RAIDs?! Are they on their way to a garage sale? Paperweights maybe? How do I get all my files over to the new Thunderbolt RAID?! Then there’s the material that’s coming in from clients on USB3 drives. I’m running out of ports! And don’t even get me started on those FireWire 800 drives that are on the shelf or that clients bring their footage on.”

“OK, no problem. There are a few Thunderbolt hubs that give you USB ports, maybe a FireWire 800, too. Some give you an audio and Ethernet port. (If you know why you’d actually need those ports, please share your thoughts with me.) I tried ‘em. All. Each one’s a little different, but they do seem to share one thing in common. In my experience, they all fail. They burn out. They have weak power supplies. Some are actually noisy. (I don’t know how a hub can be noisy, but there you are.) Bottom line — they’re unreliable. The last thing I need in my edit suite is an unreliable piece of gear.”

Dan's Thunder Dock

We are always interested and also just a little proud to see our products in use by our customers. It helps us to learn what we have done right, see what can be improved and gives us fresh ideas for new products. If you don't mind sharing how your own workspace looks like, please send us a picture of your setup with a few details about the equipment that is used. Of course, any comments, positive or negative, are welcome too.

In this article, we see under the hood of Dan's workspace. He had this to say about the AKiTiO Thunder Dock. "Thank you. It is a great device!! Congrats and best of luck selling it."

Anang's Thunder Dock

We are always interested and also just a little proud to see our products in use by our customers. It helps us to learn what we have done right, see what can be improved and gives us fresh ideas for new products. If you don't mind sharing how your own workspace looks like, please send us a picture of your setup with a few details about the equipment that is used. Of course, any comments, positive or negative, are welcome too.

In this article, we get a glimpse at the workspace of Anang. He had this to say about the AKiTiO Thunder Dock, "Technology done right. Thanks AKiTiO for including two eSATA ports on your Thunderbolt dock".

OTK Media Group

OTK Media Group, Inc. uses the AKiTiO Neutrino U3+ laptop hard drive enclosure on the production of “Werk! Living! Fierce!”

“The AKiTiO Neutrino U3+ laptop hard drive enclosure was a valuable tool during production of the series, “Werk! Living! Fierce!,” said Omar Kelly of OTK Media Group, Inc. “The drive offered a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, a USB 2.0 backwards compatible interface, a FireWire 800 interface with two ports, and a FireWire 400 backwards compatible interface. I was able to daisy chain two Neutrino U3+ hard drives together, one as a scratch disk, and one as a main “final” disk, via the FireWire 800 interface. The drive was able to handle the work load, and remain cooler than other drives I have used before, in an on-location environment.”

“Working as the director of photography on this production, Director Cris Judd and I saw a need to keep the workflow moving at a consistent pace. The throughput speed of the USB 3.0 is fast enough, to ensure I don’t need to compromise the file type I want to use, and doesn’t limit the quality of the footage we capture. I was able to download files from my SD and Compact flash cards directly to the scratch disk quickly.”