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AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Mini

I've had the opportunity to spend a great deal of time with the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Mini SSD 4X1TB for about a year now, actually. It's small enough to pack in my suitcase when I fly or stuff in a gear case when I drive to do training and presentations. I've used it for logging 4K media files in the field in the back of my truck, to editing video in my hotel rooms to demoing Adobe workflows in my presentations. The speed of the Thunderbolt2 connectivity and the 4xSSD RAID make this an excellent choice for video production and doing live video demos. Read More...

Jeff Foster - ProVideo Coalition (December 11, 2015)

Thunderbolt 2 dock comparison

AKiTiO’s Thunder2 Dock is impressively thin, portable, and made completely from Mac-matching metal. Measuring only 6.2″ by 3.8″ by 0.65″ — around the size of a typical portable hard drive — it’s volumetrically the smallest Thunderbolt 2 dock I’ve tested, and the easiest to throw in a bag. Read More...

Jeremy Horwitz - 9TO5MAC (October 27, 2015)


Though compact enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the Akitio Palm RAID delivers the fastest sustained read speed I've seen: close to 500MB/s in my testing. It also feels like it could take some punishment and has an integrated Thunderbolt cable, making it convenient to use. Read More...

Dong Ngo - CNET (October 24, 2015)

AKiTiO Thunder2 Duo Pro

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)

AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Mini

AKiTiO's Thunder2 Quad Mini external storage enclosure has tremendous performance potential, but the initial cost may be too much for many in the market.Read More...

Tyler Bernath - TweakTown (July 3, 2015)

AKiTiO Thunder2 Dock

Akitio’s Thunder2 Dock is a distinctive option both because of its thinner, bag-friendly form factor and its heavy focus on data transfers rather than A/V functionality. This isn’t necessarily the dock to pick if you want a one-cable connection to both an HDTV and your peripherals, but it’s a very streamlined and versatile way of connecting multiple USB, eSATA, FireWire 800 and Thunderbolt devices to a Mac all at once. Read More...

Jeremy Horwitz - 9TO5MAC (June 27, 2015)

AKiTiO ThunderGo

Akitio's ThunderGo is quite easily the quickest single drive solution we have tested, and while the price is sure to hit your wallet hard, it's well worth it if you want a top tier solution. Read More...

Tyler Bernath - TweakTown (June 19, 2015)

AKiTiO Thunder2 Dock

The Akitio Thunderdock 2 is a nice small box. It’s about the size of a small USB drive, so it has a very small footprint. And this box sports a lot of connections…two Thunderbolt ports for loop through (very important)…two bus powered USB 3 ports (backwards compatible with USB 2 and USB 1), two eSATA ports (up to 6Gbps), and one FW800 port. Read More...

Shane Ross - Little Frog in High Def (June 13, 2015)

Neutrino Bridge

The Neutrino Bridge is both a unique and well thought out storage solution. For those in the market for a budget friendly introduction to USB 3.1, this may be the device for you. Read More...

Tyler Bernath - TweakTown (June 12, 2015)

AKiTiO Thunder2 Dock

With two eSATA ports, a FireWire 800 port and two USB 3 ports (that can charge your iOS device), the Akitio Thunder2 Dock is geared for someone who needs flexibility with attaching storage devices to your Mac. The dock does have two Thunderbolt 2 connectors and you can connect a Thunderbolt or mini DisplayPort display. When you consider the $279 price (Thunderbolt cable included) and the ports, the Akitio dock fills a niche that’s different than the other docks. Read More...

Roman Loyola - Macworld (May 25, 2015)