Supported products:

FileDescriptionFile sizeLast modified
Download this file (thunder3-quad-x-history.txt)Firmware HistoryHistory of previous changes0.3 kBOct 02, 2018
Download this file ( UpdaterFirmware tool for Windows614 kBOct 02, 2018


  • The firmware update has to be done on a PC running Windows 10. This update is not available on macOS.
  • The firmware cannot be updated on a PC that has a built-in AMS106x SATA controller.
  • This firmware is only for AKiTiO products and specifically the model(s) as mentioned above. DO NOT use this firmware for any other devices!


  • Never turn off or disconnect your unit during the firmware update procedure. This may damage your device! If the upgrade fails (e.g. power failure during firmware update), you may not be able to operate your device anymore.


How to update the firmware

  1. Download the firmware utility, save it on your local disk and unzip the file.
  2. Connect the device to your computer via Thunderbolt and turn on the power.
  3. Wait until the device has been recognized by the system and then double-click on the *.exe file to start the update.
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  4. Accept the license agreement to continue.
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  5. Wait for the update to finish and make sure not to turn off the power or disconnect the device while the update is still in progress.
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  6. When the update has been completed, you will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Finish to restart the computer.
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  7. Restart and reconnect the device as well to complete the firmware update procedure.


  • If the firmware utility was unable to recognize your device, following error message will appear. Please make sure that the power is turned on, reconnect the Thunderbolt cable and then try it again.
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  • If your PC has a built-in AMS106x SATA controller, the utility will be unable to update the firmware and following error message will appear. Please use a different PC to udpate the firmware.
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