Brea, Calif. - January 30, 2014 / ‐‐ AKiTiO, a leading manufacturer of storage solutions, announced today the unveiling of its new Thunderbolt™ 2 PCIe expansion box. With an MSRP of $269.99, the AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box is available now at Akitio.com, Amazon.com and other resellers at a special introductory price of just $199.99.
The AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box provides an additional PCIe slot for systems that do not support or have enough available space for expansion cards. The external Thunderbolt 2 connection allows users to daisy chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices, making this the ideal plug-and-play companion, especially when traveling. In addition, replacing the card is a simple matter of removing three hand-tightening screws, so no tools are required.
Equipped with Thunderbolt 2 technology, the AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box suppots DisplayPort 1.2, which allows for video streaming to a single 4K video monitor. The PCIe slot accepts half-length, full-height, double-width cards and provides a maximum of 25 Watts of power. Possible applications include, but are not limited to, SAS/SATA RAID, Fiber channel HBA, 10G Ethernet, PCIe SSDs, Video Capture and Processing, Digital Audio Workstations, etc.
AKiTiO's Thunder2 PCIe Box features the following:
- Two Thunderbolt2 ports for lightning fast speeds of up to 20Gb/s
- One PCIe (x16) slot supporting half-length, full-height, double-width cards
- Four-lane PCI Express 2.0 compliant interface at 5.0Gbps
- Removable back panel for double-width cards
- Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices
- Durable and rugged aluminum casing
- No tools required for installation
About AKiTiO (www.akitio.com)
At AKiTiO we believe in creating cutting-edge products that are both easy to use and also reliable. We strive to create the most user-friendly experience for our customers, with the most reliable and long lasting products. Found in 1992, AKiTiO offers a full range of direct attached and network attached storage products that are affordable, easy to use, reliable, innovative, and environmentally friendly.