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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, 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

More information about the AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box and the complete line of storage solutions can be found by visiting, or contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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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.