AKiTiO Thunder2 Duo Pro
This dual bay storage enclosure with HDMI video output was built for professionals that demand not only lightning fast transfer speeds but also extreme flexibility. The dual interface with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 guarantees compatibility with all systems and the user configurable hardware RAID controller provides either maximum speed, large storage capacity or peace of mind with data redundancy. Installation and replacement of the 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives is made extra easy with the unique tool-less design.
- Thunderbolt 2 for lighting fast transfer speeds up to 20Gbps
- Dual interfaces featuring Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity
- Hardware RAID controller (RAID 0, RAID 1, SPAN, Non-RAID)
- Tool-less drive installation for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives
- Built-in fan for active cooling with power switch
- Dedicated HDMI 1.4b port for 4K displays
- Kensington security lock slot
High-Speed I/O Performance and Dual Interfaces
By incorporating the awesome Thunderbolt 2 interface, AKiTiO’s Thunder2 Duo Pro is ready to deliver an extremely fast throughput performance. For systems without Thunderbolt connectivity, the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface guarantees flexibility and compatibility.
Dual Thunderbolt Ports and HDMI output
The second Thunderbolt 2 port lets you daisy chain up to five Thunderbolt devices together. You can attach additional external drives and even a display all connected to your computer through a single cable. With the dedicated HDMI 1.4b connector, you can easily connect your 4K display without the need of an additional adapter.
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. With the dedicated HDMI 1.4b connector, you can even add a second display, assuming that the first display is a Thunderbolt display.
Hardware RAID Controller
This storage enclosure is designed to house up to two SATA drives, either the smaller 2.5-inch or the larger 3.5-inch drives. With the built-in hardware RAID controller you can mirror the drives with RAID 1 as a reliable backup for your important data, you can stripe the drives with RAID 0 for optimal performance and maximum speed or you can select SPAN to combine the drives for large storage capacities. Even individually, the SATA 6Gb/s interface allows each drive to run at full SATA-III speeds. In case of a drive failure, the tool-less design makes installing and replacing the drives quick and easy.
The transfer speeds below were obtained using Disk Speed Test from Blackmagic Design. The results reflect the real-world performance you can expect but the actual transfer rates will still depend on the test environment and might not be exactly the same.