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Bus powered


TweakTown Best Performance AwardFastest, smallest and highest capacity bus powered Thunderbolt™ device in the world. With its tethered Thunderbolt cable and the ability to run on bus power alone, this drive is designed specifically for speed and portability.

  • Thunderbolt for lighting fast transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps
  • Two mSATA SSDs that can be combined in Software RAID
  • Tethered Thunderbolt cable and cable holder
  • Heatsink for passive cooling
  • Durable, compact and portable
  • Fanless and noiseless
  • Bus powered

High-Speed I/O Performance

By incorporating the awesome Thunderbolt connection and combining it with two SSD drives in a RAID 0 software RAID, AKiTiO’s Palm RAID is ready to deliver an extremely fast throughput performance.

Palm RAID Performance

Portable and Bus Powered

This sleek and compact drive runs on bus power alone. Simply plug in the device and you are set to go. Hassle-free with its tethered Thunderbolt cable and noiseless, the Palm RAID is the ideal companion for your notebook.



This test was done with Disk Speed Test from Blackmagic, to get a real world indication of the transfer rate you can expect when capturing and playing video. The RAID system was created using Apple's software RAID and RAID 0 stands for a striped RAID array.

RAID performance


  • PMR-TIMS-AKTH (2 x 256GB SSDs)

  • CE

  • FCC

  • VCCI

  • Thunderbolt

  • 2-year limited warranty

  • High quality aluminum

  • 2 x mSATA SSDs

Pre-configured as RAID 0 on Mac OS X (Software RAID)

  • 1x tethered Thunderbolt cable (~15cm)

  • Thunderbolt up to 10Gbps

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ connector

  • For Windows PCs a Thunderbolt certified device driver must be installed for the device to function properly

  • Mac OS 10.7 or later

  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ connector

  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C

  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C

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

N/A (bus powered)
N/A (silent)

  • 4.72 inches x 3.11 inches x 0.55 inches

  • 12cm x 7.9cm x 1.4cm

  • AKiTiO Palm RAID with tethered Thunderbolt cable

  • 2 x mSATA SSDs

  • Setup guide

  • Retail Box Size: 6.3 x 5 x 1.9 in. (16.1 x 12.6 x 4.8 cm)

  • Carton Size (20pcs per carton): 20.3 x 10.9 x 7.4 in. (51.5 x 27.7 x 18.7 cm)

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

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


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)

Ces performances hors norme, le Palm Raid le doit essentiellement à sa conception en Raid 0. C'est simple, nous n'avons jamais testé de SSD externe aussi rapide ici au labo, à ce jour. Le Palm Raid détrône ainsi le Samsung T1 de la première marche (348 Mo/s en lecture, 332 Mo/s en écriture). Read More...

François Bedin - 01net (May 18, 2015)

Élégant, peu encombrant et bien conçu, malgré la présence d'un cordon un poil trop court, le Palm RAID préfigure probablement d'autres solutions - à base de barrettes SSD mSATA - certainement plus rapides. Read More...

Sylvain Allain - MacBidouille (January 28, 2015)

The fastest portable drive we have tested to date! Compact and lightweight design matches the Apple aesthetic perfectly. Built in thunderbolt cable. Raid configuration. Blazing fast read and write speeds. Fanless and runs pretty cool. No power supply required. You can choose to format between Raid 0 or 1. Read More...

Helena Stone - Chip Chick (June 22, 2014)

AKITIO사 Palm RAID 썬더볼트 외장 SSD는 디자인이 심플하고,애플 제품과 어울려서 좋고, 튼튼한 알루미늄 유니 바디라 내구성이 좋을 것 같습니다. 그리고 Bus Powered 제품으로는 읽기 속도가 600MB/s가 넘어 탁월합니다. 단지 쓰기 속도는 편차가 심한 편이라 이에 대한 개선이 필요한 것 같습니다.

JS Lee - Smart & Simple (June 15, 2014)

The AKiTiO Palm RAID Thunderbolt is, in my eyes, one of the better storage solutions on the market; especially for those of you that have been wanting and waiting for a bus powered Thunderbolt storage solution. Previous to this review, I always had to drag out the 6ft long power cord and power brick to hook up my Thunderbolt storage device. Now with the Palm RAID, I finally feel comfortable taking a Thunderbolt solution with me on the go for my MacBook. Read More...

Tyler Bernath - TweakTown (June 9, 2014)