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AKiTiO Node

Check to see if your computer and graphics card is compatible with the AKiTiO Node or Node Titan and what it takes to make an external graphics card (eGPU) work.

This article includes a list of Thunderbolt 3 computers and graphics cards that have been approved by Akitio or have been reported as compatible by the user community.

This is a short introduction about how to start using your external graphics card, also known as eGPU, after installing the PCIe card in your Thunderbolt chassis and connecting it to your computer.

It includes step-by-step instructions for both Windows 10 and macOS 10.14 (Mojave).

Node Lite with PCIe SSD

Check to see if your PCIe card is compatible with the Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis like the Thunder2 PCIe Box, the Thunder3 PCIe Box, the Node Lite and the Node Pro from Akitio.

This article includes a list of PCIe cards that have been approved by Akitio or have been reported as compatible by the user community.

Diskpart and Disk Utility

After installing the drive in the external storage enclosure, the disk has to be initialized and formatted first, before it can be mounted on the desktop.

In this article, we provide instructions about how to format an external disk on the different versions of macOS and Windows.

RAID 5 disk array

A redundant array of independent disks (RAID) can be used to improve the transfer speeds, mirror the data for redundancy in case of a disk failure or combine the storage capacity of multiple disks to create one large volume.

In this article, we look at the differences between hardware and software RAID and provide instructions for macOS and Windows about how to create a RAID set.

AKiTiO drive icons

Download and customize the drive icons on Mac OS X for your external storage drives from Akitio to make it easy to identify the drive.

In this article, we teach you how to change the drive icon on Mac OS X and provide you with some *.icns images of our storage enclosures.

Disk speeds for external drives

In this article, we are going to identify the bottleneck of external storage drives and attempt to get the best possible data transfer speed out of your Akitio product.

To better understand what might be slowing down your drive and how you can improve the data transfer rate to get better speeds, we will look at each of the components separately.

Apple Boot Camp

Apple's Boot Camp is software included with Mac OS X, so you can run compatible versions of Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac.

Testing Boot Camp is not part of our verification and certification process, so we do not officially support it but in this article, we have prepared a list of products that we have previously tested for your reference.

AKiTiO product status icons

Find out which products are new and which products are not yet readily available in the retail market by referring to the little speech bubble on the product page.

This article includes a list of icons that you might encounter when viewing the products on this website and explains the meaning of the product status.