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Cloud Hybrid

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Cloud Hybrid

This hybrid enclosure is a fully functional network drive (NAS) that allows users to login over the internet plus a USB 3.0 direct attached storage device (DAS) for super-speed file transfers. LED's on the unit's front let you know how much space is being used on your hard drive. Our free iPhone, iPad and Android Apps allow for easy access on mobile devices. Comes with built-in UPnP-AV media server.

  • Hybrid interface with USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet connection
  • UPnP-AV media server for digital media players
  • High speed data access over Samba (read speed above 60MB/s)
  • File browser for WebDAV access
  • iTunes music server
  • Web portal for remote login
  • Free App for iOS and Android based mobile devices

UPnP-AV Media Server

Stream content within your local network to any available UPnP-AV and DLNA compatible devices. Data can also be uploaded to the network drive and shared from multiple workstations via SMB, WebDAV or FTP connection just like on any traditional NAS system.

Supported UPnP Clients
  • Xbox 360 (JPG, MP3, WMV, XviD)
  • PlayStation 3 (JPG, MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, XviD)
  • iTunes (MP3)
  • DLNA certified UPnP clients
  • Windows 7 (Windows Media Player)

Media Server

Remote Access & File Browser

Cloud Hybrid offers remote web-based access for when you are on the road. With the help of WebDAV, you can manage and view your files right in the web browser or through our free mobile app, you can access the your from on a mobile device such as the iPhone or iPad. Simply login through our web portal or the mobile app and you have immediate access to your files, no matter where you are.

Remote Access

Hybrid Interface

The Cloud Hybrid is an innovative product that features both direct attached storage and network attached storage. By directly attaching Cloud Hybrid to your computer via the latest USB 3.0 technology, you can take advantage of super-speed transfer rates many times faster than USB 2.0, or, by attaching Cloud Hybrid to your home network, you can easily access all your data within the home network.

Hybrid Interface

Cloud Hybrid

  • CE

  • FCC

  • VCCI

  • 2-year limited warranty

  • 300MHz

  • 32MB DDR 200MHz

  • 2MB SPI flash

  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation

  • 3.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III hard drive

  • Capacity 80GB - 6TB (supports large volumes in excess of 2TB)

  • exFAT (maximum size for single files on NAS/DAS is 127GB)

  • 3 x Status LEDs (power, data access, system)

  • 4 x Status LEDs indicating the current storage capacity

  • 1 x Power receptacle

  • 1 x Power button

  • 1 x RJ45 connector (10/100/1000) with two LEDs for link and activity

  • 1 x USB 3.0 device port

  • 1 x Reset button

  • 1 x Firmware update button

  • 1 x Firmware update LED

  • 1000BASE-T IEEE 802.3ab

  • 100BASE-TX IEEE 802.3u

  • 10BASE-T IEEE 802.3

  • Auto MDIX

  • Automatic speed negotiation and downshift

  • Low power consumption; advanced power management

  • 1 x USB 3.0 device


  • HTML GUI for device configuration with file browser for WebDAV.

  • Samba server

  • FTP server

  • DHCP server

  • PPPoE dialup

  • DDNS (remote login)

  • UPnP-AV media server

  • iTunes music server

  • BitTorrent client

  • TR-069 client for firmware management (optional)

  • MyAKiTiO web portal

  • WebDAV server


  • Firmware update

  • Network configuration

  • Disk utility

  • Windows & Mac setup utility

  • AKiTiO web portal at www.myakitio.com

  • iOS 4.0 or above

  • Android 2.2 to 3.x

  • LAN: Windows XP or above

  • USB 3.0: Windows XP or above

  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. Ethernet, USB 3.0 or PCI card)

  • LAN: Mac OS 10.2 or above

  • USB 3.0: Mac OS 10.7 or above

  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. Ethernet, USB 3.0 or PCI card)

  • 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, 1.2A, 50-60Hz

  • Output: +12V/2A


  • 8.1 inches x 5.4 inches x 2.2 inches

  • 20.5cm x 13.7cm x 5.7cm

  • Cloud Hybrid enclosure with vertical stand (HDD not included)

  • USB 3.0 cable

  • Ethernet cable

  • Power adapter

  • User manual

  • Utility CD

  • Retail Box Size: 12.6 x 9.4 x 4.1 in. (32 x 24 x 10.5 cm)

  • Carton Size (10pcs per carton): 22 x 20 x 13.8 in. (56 x 51 x 35 cm)

  • Only one interface at the time can be used (either LAN or USB connection).

  • DO NOT FORMAT THE HARD DRIVE WHEN CONNECTED VIA USB! If you connect it via USB before formatting the hard drive through the web interface of the network drive, you will need to reformat the hard drive before using the NAS functions and therefore lose all data stored on the hard drive.


It's nice to be versatile, and the $105 AKiTiO Cloud Hybrid is just that. You can use this single-bay drive box either for network-attached storage (NAS) via the unit's ethernet jack, or for direct-attached storage (DAS) on a PC or Mac via the box's USB 3.0 port. Read More...

Jon L. Jacobi - PCWorld (October 12, 2012)

The coolest part of the Cloud Hybrid is having the ability to stream digital content to your phone or tablet device. I personally hate synching up my iPhone and iPad to my desktop. It’s just such a cumbersome process. All you need is the free mobile app (iPhone, iPad and Android apps available) to fire up the connection. You can access the network drive from a web browser (at MyAKiTiO.com), local network or remotely. Read More...

Chris Stout - MANjr (August 3, 2012)

What I really liked was the cloud capabilities of the AKiTiO Cloud Hybrid. Having the ability to connect to my drive from any internet device at anytime was cool. I know there are services out there that allow you to do this and some routers are now adding in the same functions, but having an always on NAS storage device was really nice. Read More...

Richard M. - Geek News (July 9, 2012)

Safe­ty and per­for­mance. Those are of­ten the trade-offs with ex­ter­nal stor­age, since hav­ing a disk near­by speeds up ac­cess, but in­creas­es the risk of fail­ure or dam­age or theft. Mov­ing your da­ta in­to the cloud is safer, since there are typ­i­cal­ly mul­ti­ple man­aged back­ups, but mov­ing larg­er files can take for­ev­er. Blend­ing both of these is a good idea, and we're start­ing to see more and more de­vices come with cloud op­tions. Read More...

Greg May - TrulyGadgets (July 1, 2012)

AKiTiO's Cloud Hybrid -- a hybrid enclosure that combines a personal cloud network attached storage and USB 3.0 direct access storage -- is a solid solution for those looking to store and share large files across a network. Read More...

Dennis Sellers - MacNews (June 28, 2012)

Once we plugged a drive in and screwed it down, we then connected the gigabit Ethernet port to a nearby switch and went to http://myakitio.com/ to continue setup. There is nothing better to drive home the point that this drive is now a server with cloud capabilities than to go to a website to manage it rather than a direct connection. We entered the MAC address of our Hybrid (found on the sticker with the serial number) and the login portal had no trouble finding it. Read More...

Greg Crowe - Government Computer News (June 28, 2012)

A lot of those computer terms may scare the beginner, but do not let the terms scare you, breaking it down what you have is a fully capable storage device that simply can be connected to by nearly any device in your home. The best part is you can connect to the device when you are away from home via your mobile phone or computer. They make it real easy you just go to myakitio.com login with username and password and you have access to all of the devices files. Read More...

GEEKNEWS - Geek News Central (June 23, 2012)