Faster than ever, you can now achieve speeds of up to 1375MB/s with this 4-bay Thunderbolt™ 2 technology storage enclosure. The removable trays allow for easy installation and replacement of the drives. They are designed for both 2.5" SSDs where speed is the priority and for 3.5" HDDs when it's important to maximize the storage capacity. An ultra durable aluminum casing provides efficient heat dissipation, plus an extra large rear fan keeps your drives cool during long hours of operation.
Thunderbolt™ 2 interface for lighting fast transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps
Comes with two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports, supporting storage and display
Large and quiet low speed fan (1900 RPM) for active cooling
Removable trays for easy SSD and/or HDD installation
Large handle provides comfortable grip when relocating the device
Supports AKiTiO Data Multiplier application
High-Speed I/O Performance
By incorporating the awesome Thunderbolt 2 interface and combining it with four SSD drives that can keep up in a RAID 0 software RAID, AKiTiO’s Thunder2 Quad is ready to deliver an extremely fast throughput performance of up to 1375MB/s.
2 Thunderbolt Ports for Daisy Chain
The second Thunderbolt 2 port lets you daisy chain up to five Thunderbolt devices together. For example, you can attach additional external drives and even a display all connected to your computer through a single cable.
4K Workflow with Thunderbolt 2 Technology
Thunderbolt 2 technology incorporates DisplayPort 1.2 support, which allows for video streaming to a single 4K video monitor. If you are a video editor, you can now use a single port to connect your external storage drives and a 4K display.
Faster Backup and Data Duplication
With the free AKiTiO Data Multiplier application, backing up and duplicating files is faster than ever. In fact, it's about 34% faster when compared to manually copying and pasting the files. Designed with video editors and data imaging technicians in mind, the application requires only a few clicks to simultaneously copy the files from one drive and duplicate them onto up to three other drives.
Real World Benchmark
Test Environment: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), Mac OS 10.9.1, Apple Software RAID (RAID 0), 4 x AKiTiO Extreme SSD 1TB, Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad
TBQ-TIAA-AKTU (without drives)
TBQ-TIAA-AKTUH (4 x 1TB SSDs)
TBQ-TIAA-AKT1UH (4 x 2TB HDDs)
TBQ-TIAA-AKT2UH (4 x 4TB HDDs)
2-year limited warranty
High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation
Up to four 2.5" or 3.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III drives
2x Thunderbolt 2 ports
Thunderbolt 2 interface up to 20Gbps
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Computer with Thunderbolt connector
Mac OS 10.9 or above
Computer with Thunderbolt connector
Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)
Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz
Output: DC +12V/12.5A (peak current 15A/10sec)
9.53 inches x 5.31 inches x 7.24 inches
24.2cm x 13.5cm x 18.4cm
AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad enclosure (drives not included)
Retail Box Size: 12.9 x 10.7 x 8.4 in. (32.7 x 27.2 x 21.4 cm)
Carton Size (2pcs per carton): 17.7 x 13.6 x 11.8 in. (45 x 34.5 x 30 cm)
The maximum real world performance of this Thunderbolt 2 product is about 1375 MB/s. To reach these kind of speeds with the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad, four SSDs that are combined in a RAID 0 system (Apple Software RAID) are required.
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.
The speeds you see from this unit are astonishing. It’s perfectly happy to play uncompressed 25fps 4K footage while connected to a Macbook Pro, without any signs of visible stress. It’s a good looking unit, too: Nicely machined and in a sort of gun-metal grey, it has a very handy handle on the top for portability. Read More...
News Staff - RedShark (February 21, 2015)
Zu einem günstigen Preis erhält man mit dem Akitio Thunder2 Quad ein robustes RAID-Gehäuse mit guten Leistungswerten. Im täglichen Betrieb gab es keine Probleme und selbst als Bootlaufwerk funktionierte es tadellos. Read More...
Thomas Bergbold - Macwelt (January 12, 2015)
Overall, I think the AKiTio Thunder2 Quad is a great external hard drive option for the professional who is looking to do video editing and needs fast data transfer speeds between his PC and the storage device. It has huge storage capacity, great heat dissipation, and should have excellent data transfer speeds under the right conditions. Read More...
Perry Brauner - Gear Diary (December 7, 2014)
For those in the professional media production business, there’s no choice but Thunderbolt. When working with raw video or audio, Thunderbolt is the only connectivity interface up to the task because of the bandwidth it provides. Read More...