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[Thunder2 PCIe Box] What kind of PCIe cards are supported?

The AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box and the AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe Box support following cards:

  • Half-length (max 6.9in or 17.5cm)
  • Full-height
  • Double-width
  • PCIe (x16) slot max 25W

For a more detailed list, please see our PCIe Card Compatibility Chart.


  • The PCIe card driver must be compatible with requirements for Thunderbolt technology.
  • Graphic cards are not supported.
  • Full-length PCIe cards are not supported.
  • In some cases, the last port at the bottom of the PCIe card cannot be used and/or the card cannot be fully inserted into the PCIe slot. Please refer to the dimensions below for the maximum distance of the last port (9.8 cm or 3.86 inches), minus the space required by the plug that goes into that port.

akitio thunder2 pcie box card dimensions