AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Mini

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AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Mini

Faster than ever, you can now achieve speeds of up to 1375MB/s with this 4-bay Thunderbolt™ 2 technology storage enclosure. The removable trays allow for easy installation and replacement of the drives. They are designed for 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s drives, SSDs where speed is the priority and HDDs when it's important to maximize the storage capacity. An ultra durable aluminum casing provides efficient heat dissipation, plus a large rear fan keeps your drives cool during long hours of operation.

Features
  • Thunderbolt™ 2 interface for lighting fast transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps
  • Comes with two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports, supporting storage and display
  • Holds up to four 2.5” drives with SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • Removable trays for easy SSD and/or HDD installation
  • Supports AKiTiO Data Multiplier application
  • Large fan for active cooling

High-Speed I/O Performance

By incorporating the awesome Thunderbolt 2 interface and combining it with four SSD drives in a RAID 0 software RAID, AKiTiO’s Thunder2 Quad Mini is ready to deliver an extremely fast throughput performance of up to 1375MB/s. Even individually, the SATA 6Gb/s interface allows each drive to run at full SATA-III speeds.

I/O performance

Dual Thunderbolt Ports for Daisy Chain

The second Thunderbolt 2 port lets you daisy chain up to five Thunderbolt devices together. For example, you can attach additional external drives and even a display all connected to your computer through a single cable.

Thunderbolt daisy chain

4K Workflow with Thunderbolt 2 Technology

Thunderbolt 2 technology incorporates DisplayPort 1.2 support, which allows for video streaming to a single 4K video monitor. If you are a video editor, you can now use a single port to connect your external storage drives and a 4K display.

4K Workflow with Thunderbolt 2

Faster Backup and Data Duplication

With the free AKiTiO Data Multiplier application, backing up and duplicating files is faster than ever. Designed with video editors and data imaging technicians in mind, the application requires only a few clicks to simultaneously copy the files from one drive and duplicate them onto up to three other drives.

Real World Benchmark

The maximum real world performance of this Thunderbolt 2 product is about 1375 MB/s. To reach these kind of speeds with the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Mini, four SSDs that are combined in a RAID 0 system (Apple Software RAID) are required. Individually (see Non-RAID), each drive can run at full SATA 6Gb/s speeds.

Blackmagic Design Disk Speed Test

AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Mini

  • TBQM-TIAA-AKTU (without drives)

  • TBQM+T3T (without drives but with T3T adapter for Thunderbolt 3 computers)

  • TBQM-TIAA-AKTUH (4 x 1TB SSDs)

  • TBQM-TIAA-AKT1UH (4 x 2TB HDDs)


  • CE

  • FCC

  • VCCI

  • Thunderbolt™ technology


  • 2-year limited warranty


  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation


  • Up to four 2.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III drives

  • Height 7 mm - 15 mm


  • Non-RAID


  • 2x Thunderbolt 2 ports


  • Thunderbolt 2 interface up to 20Gbps


  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

  • Computer with Thunderbolt connector


  • Mac OS 10.9 or above

  • Computer with Thunderbolt connector


  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C

  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C

  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)


  • External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)

  • Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz

  • Output: DC +12V/6A


  • 23 dB(A)


  • 7.52 inches x 3.78 inches x 4.53 inches

  • 19.1 cm x 9.6 cm x 11.5 cm


  • AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Mini enclosure (drives not included)

  • Thunderbolt cable

  • Power adapter

  • Setup guide


  • Retail Box Size: 10.7 x 8.9 x 5.2 in. (27.3 x 22.7 x 13.3 cm)

  • Carton Size (6pcs per carton): 22.4 x 16.9 x 10 in. (57 x 42.9 x 25.3 cm)


  • The maximum real world performance of this Thunderbolt 2 product is about 1375 MB/s. To reach these kind of speeds with the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Mini, four SSDs that are combined in a RAID 0 system (Apple Software RAID) are required.

  • This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Apple's Boot Camp.

  • Thunderbolt cable not included with all models or in all regions.

  • To connect this device to a Thunderbolt 3 computer, a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter like the AKiTiO T3T is required.

  • This product has components or design elements that are patented or patent pending.

mactrast

Usually, speed and mass storage, at a reasonable price, is a mutually exclusive proposition for media professionals. AKiTiO understands this and has produced their Thunder2 Quad Mini enclosure. It offers Thunderbolt 2 connection technology that tops out at 20Gbps of serious bandwidth via a single cable. Read More...

Chris Rauschnot - MacTrast (April 25, 2016)
provideo coalition

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)
tweaktown

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)