AKiTiO Thunder2 Duo Pro

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Thunderbolt 2
USB 3.0 with UASP
4K workflow
Thunderbolt cable included
HDMI Output
Hardware RAID controller
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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.

Features
  • 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.

I/O performance

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.

Thunderbolt daisy chain

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.

4K Workflow with Thunderbolt 2

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.

Hardware RAID controller

Benchmark

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.

Benchmark results

AKiTiO Thunder2 Duo Pro

  • T2DP-THU3IAA-AKTU


  • CE

  • FCC

  • VCCI

  • Thunderbolt


  • 2-year limited warranty


  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation


  • Up to two 2.5" or 3.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III drives

  • Capacity 80GB - 8TB per drive

  • Two hard drives of identical capacity are recommended


  • Non-RAID

  • SPAN

  • RAID 0 striping

  • RAID 1 mirroring


  • 2x Thunderbolt 2 ports

  • 1x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)

  • 1x HDMI port


  • Thunderbolt 2 up to 20Gbps

  • USB 3.0 up to 5Gbps

  • HDMI 1.4b interface up to 3.0 Gbps


  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ or USB 3.0 connector


  • Mac OS X 10.9 or above

  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ or USB 3.0 connector


  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C

  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C

  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)


  • External power supply (UL, cUL, CE, TUV approved)

  • Input: AC 100-240V

  • Output: DC +12V/6A


  • 14.5 dB(A) when fan is turned on


  • 9.37 inches x 5.63 inches x 3.7 inches

  • 23.8cm x 14.3cm x 9.4cm


  • AKiTiO Thunder2 Duo Pro

  • Thunderbolt cable (1m)

  • USB 3.0 cable (1m)

  • Power adapter

  • Setup guide


  • Retail Box Size: 13 x 10.1 x 4.8 in. (33.1 x 25.7 x 12.3 cm)

  • Carton Size (6pcs per carton): 20.8 x 15.4 x 13.9 in. (52.8 x 39 x 35.3 cm)


  • This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Apple's Boot Camp.

  • In order for the computer to access volumes larger than 2TB, both the hardware and Operating System need to support large volumes (e.g.: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Mac OS 10.4 and above).

  • 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.

streamingmedia

I found the Thunder2 Duo Pro unit solid and fast. It looks like it will take a beating if you work in a tough environment. If you add in a few Solid State Drives (SSDs), it will be very rugged and lightning-fast. Set it up in a RAID 0 and you'll enjoy fast data throughput for your more demanding edits. Read More...

Philip Hinkle - Streaming Media (August 22, 2015)