AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini

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Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 cable included
Power delivery (15W)
DisplayPort Output
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AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini

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External Thunderbolt™ 3 Storage Solution for Mac and PC

This 4-bay storage enclosure is designed to house up to four 2.5-inch drives. With Software RAID, four striped SSDs can reach data transfer speeds of up to 1375 MB per second while the Thunderbolt 3 interface provides sufficient bandwidth for additional 4K video signal streams and data transfers at the same time. An ultra durable aluminum casing provides efficient heat dissipation, plus an extra large rear fan keeps your drives cool during long hours of operation.

Features
  • Thunderbolt 3 interface for lighting fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps
  • Second Thunderbolt 3 port supports Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices
  • Power delivery provides up to 15W (5V/3A) of power to compatible laptops
  • Dedicated DisplayPort for additional monitor to expand the workspace
  • Holds up to four 2.5” drives with SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • Removable trays for easy SSD and HDD installation
  • Large fan for active cooling with power switch

Thunderbolt Connectivity

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Thunderbolt™ 3

Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power to bus-powered devices.

The AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini has two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The second port operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.

DisplayPort

The dedicated DisplayPort connector makes it easy to connect an additional monitor to extend your workspace and it will free up the second Thunderbolt 3 port for other Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.

Reversible USB Type-C™ Connector with Power Delivery

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Power delivery over USB-C

The AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini supports power delivery (PD) over USB-C, providing 15W of power to laptops like the MacBook Pro (late 2016) that support charging from a 5V/3A power source. This allows you to work with the external drive without the battery levels of your laptop dropping even though the laptop is not plugged into any other power source.

4-Bay Storage Solution

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Removeable trays

Designed to house up to four 2.5-inch drives, the tray based system allows for easy installation and replacement of the hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs).

Benchmark

With Software RAID, the AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini provides users the ability to edit and playback multiple streams of HD and/or 4K content with enough headroom to simultaneously daisy-chain additional monitors and storage devices.

The transfer speeds for this benchmark were obtained using the AJA System Test tool with 4GB test files at 5K resolution. These results closely reflect the real-world performance but the actual transfer rates can vary depending on the test environment

For traditional spinning hard disk drives (HDDs), the maximum transfer rate for a single drive (Non-RAID) is around 100 MB/s. For this reason, even four striped drives max out at around 400 MB/s.

For solid state drives (SSDs), the SATA 6Gb/s interface allows each individual drive to run at full SATA-III speeds but the PCIe to SATA controller is limited to four PCIe 2.0 lanes (Gen2 x4). Due to this limitation, even though the Thunderbolt 3 interface is capable of speeds faster than that, the maximum transfer rate for a striped RAID set with four SSDs is about 1375 MB/s. 

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AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini

  • T3QM-T3DIAY-AKT (without drives)


  • CE

  • FCC

  • VCCI

  • Thunderbolt™ technology


  • 2-year limited warranty


  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation


  • Up to four 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s hard disk drives or solid state drives

  • Height 7 mm - 15 mm


  • Non-RAID


  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) ports

  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2


  • Thunderbolt 3 up to 40 Gbps

  • DisplayPort 1.2 (4K at 60 Hz)


  • Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)

  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port


  • macOS 10.12.2 and later

  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port


  • 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 Thunder3 Quad Mini enclosure (drives not included)

  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C 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 data transfer rate for the disks inside the Thunder3 Quad Mini is product is about 1375 MB/s. To reach these kind of speeds, four striped SSDs (Apple Software RAID 0) are required.

  • Not all laptops can be charged from a 15W (5V/3A) source. To fully recharge your laptop, please plug in the laptop's power adapter to your computer.

  • This product was designed for use with the fan on and passed engineering tests with the fan on. We have added a fan switch that can turn off the fan when a low-noise environment is needed. However, the device should only be used for short periods of time with the fan in the OFF position as prolonged use may cause the device to overheat and this may cause damage to the system, cause issues to data integrity, reduce system reliability and/or shorten the lifespan of the electrical components. For best results, we recommend that the device not be used continuously for more than one hour with the fan in the OFF position.

 

IMPORTANT

Your PC may need updates for the Thunderbolt 3 ports to function properly.
For more information go to https://thunderbolttechnology.net/updates