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.
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.
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.
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.
Faster Backup and Data Duplication
With the free AKiTiO Data Multiplier application, backing up and duplicating files is faster than ever. In fact, it's about 34% faster when compared to manually copying and pasting the files. 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.
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)
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
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
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)
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.
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)
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)
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...