Brea, Calif. - March 31, 2015 / ‐‐ AKiTiO, a leader in Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions is set to release one of the first USB 3.1 devices into the market. While this, in itself is pretty big news, the AKiTiO Neutrino Bridge is actually much more than a USB 3.1 device. The Neutrino Bridge is actually three separate and very impressive products in one.
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10G) - By simply sliding a hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) into the Bridge and connecting it via a USB cable to your computer it becomes an external storage device. If your computer has USB 3.0 then you would get USB 3.0 speeds. But, if your computer or the computer you plan to purchase has the new and improved and incredibly fast 10 Gbps USB 3.1 interface, then you can immediately enjoy the speed and benefits of USB 3.1.
2.5-Inch Drive Adapter - Another use for the Bridge is as a drive adapter. Most 3.5” storage devices are only designed for 3.5” drives. While 3.5” drives do provide the best cost per gigabyte, they are not nearly as fast as SSD’s. If you already have a 3.5” enclosure and want to enjoy the speed benefits of an SSD, all you need to do is insert an SSD of your choice into the Neutrino Bridge and insert the Bridge into the drive bay of your 3.5” enclosure. The Bridge has all of the screw holes to hold the 2.5” drive to it as well as all of the holes to attach the Bridge to your 3.5” enclosure’s drive bay and the SATA connector fits right into the SATA port on your enclosure.
SSD Reader - Last, but not least, the Neutrino Bridge can also be used as an SSD reader. Imagine filming on an SSD and simply removing the SSD from the camera and sliding it into the Bridge. All you need to do is connect it to your computer and by using bus power alone, you can be editing the footage out in the field. The Neutrino Bridge will work with virtually any brand or capacity of SSD or hard drive thus making it an integral part of any on-site shoot.
Keeping an SSD in the Bridge and using it in several different ways can also protect the drive from damage caused by constantly connecting and disconnecting it from a SATA connector. This impressive 3-in-1 product will be available in early April at the extremely attractive price of just $39.99. At that price you could get a separate one for each of your SSD’s!
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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.