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2-Bay USB3.1 Gen2 Desktop Case
NT2 U3.1 NT2-U31AA-AKTU
Case for 2x 3.5" SATA HD JBOD/RAID-0/1


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NT2 U3.1

Now includes a USB-A to USB-B cable with USB-A to USB-C adapter

The ultra compact design of the NT2 makes this dual-bay RAID storage enclosure one of the smallest in the market, yet it still packs a punch when it comes to flexibility and performance. The incorporation of the latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 technology provides users with super fast transfer rates of up to 10Gbps. At the same time, it is still backwards compatible with the widely used USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 technology.

Features
Configurable hardware RAID controller (Non-RAID, RAID 0, RAID 1, SPAN) SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) interface Backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Extremely compact dual-bay design for two 3.5" drives Quiet cooling fan with ON/OFF switch Security lock slot SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) By incorporating the latest SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) technology, the AKiTiO NT2 U3.1 is able to deliver up to twice the speed of the USB 3.1 Gen 1 and the older USB 3.0 connection, which runs at only 5Gbps. At the same time, the device is still backwards compatible with the widely used USB 3.0 and even USB 2.0 technology. Compact Dual-Bay Design
This dual-bay storage enclosure is designed to house up to two 3.5-inch SATA drives with the option to create a RAID set according to your own preferences. The small footprint makes this the ideal storage expansion for your crowded desktop.

Hardware RAID Controller
With the built-in hardware RAID controller you can mirror the drives with RAID 1 as a reliable backup for your important data, stripe the drives with RAID 0 for optimal performance and maximum transfer rates or you can select SPAN to combine the drives for large storage capacities. Even individually with Non-RAID, the SATA 6Gb/s interface allows each drive to run at full SATA-III speeds.

Benchmark
Results will vary depending on the test environment and the drives but in order to really experience the faster transfer rates of the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface at speeds of up to 10Gbps, it's necessary to install two SSD's and create a striped RAID set. Even though the NT2 U3.1 storage enclosure is not designed for the smaller 2.5" drives, it's still possible to install and use SSD's with a 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter like the Neutrino Bridge for example.

For 3.5" desktop drives, the performance for anything other than a RAID 0 set is almost identical no matter if the device is connected to a USB 3.0 host at 5Gbps or a USB 3.1 Gen 2 host at 10Gbps, because the traditional spinning hard disk drives simply cannot go any faster.


Specifications

Model No. NT2 U3.1 Part No. NT2-U31AA-AKTU Certifications CE FCC BSMI Case material High quality aluminum housing Application Up to two 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s hard drives Capacity 80GB - 8TB per HDD For RAID 0 & 1, two hard drives of identical capacity are recommended Supports large volumes in excess of 2TB RAID mode Non-RAID RAID 0 striping RAID 1 mirroring SPAN Interface/Ports 1x USB SuperSpeed port supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 (backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0) Data transfer USB 3.1 up to 10Gbps (1250MB/s) USB 3.0 up to 5Gbps (625MB/s) System requirements (PC) Windows 7 or above Computer with USB connection System requirements (Mac) USB 3.1: Mac OS 10.9 or above USB 3.0: Mac OS 10.7 or above Computer with USB connection System environment Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing) Power supply External power supply (UL, cUL, CE, TUV approved) Input: AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz Output: DC +12V/3A Fan noise level 11.8 dB(A) Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 inches x 4.8 inches x 3.2 inches 18.2cm x 12.3cm x 8.1cm Package contents NT2 U3.1 storage enclosure USB 3.0 cable A to B, with A-C adapter Power adapter Setup guide Carton/Packing Retail Box Size: 10.6 x 8.8 x 5.1 in. (27 x 22.4 x 13 cm) Carton Size (6pcs per carton): 22.4 x 16.5 x 9.8 in. (57 x 42 x 25 cm) Remarks This product is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 but for best performance, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 host is recommended.
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Stock code IB-AK-2U31
Brand AKiTiO
Series 2-Bay USB3.1 Gen2 Desktop Case
Model NT2 U3.1 NT2-U31AA-AKTU
Type Case for 2x 3.5" SATA HD JBOD/RAID-0/1
ROHS Y
Date added 09/10/2015

NT2 U3.1 NT2-U31AA-AKTU Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 18.2cm x 12.3cm x 8.1cm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Guarantee 2yr
Total Drives 2
Total Drives (alternate) 2
RAID 0:1:JBOD:

NT2 U3.1 NT2-U31AA-AKTU Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
USB3USB3 type BExternal1
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2

Software

NT2 U3.1 NT2-U31AA-AKTU Speed

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 2kg
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2-Bay USB3.1 Gen2 Desktop Case
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Case for 2x 3.5" SATA HD JBOD/RAID-0/1



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AKiTiO 2-Bay USB3.1 Gen2 Desktop Case NT2 U3.1 NT2-U31AA-AKTU Case for 2x 3.5" SATA HD JBOD/RAID-0/1


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NT2 U3.1

Now includes a USB-A to USB-B cable with USB-A to USB-C adapter


The ultra compact design of the NT2 makes this dual-bay RAID storage enclosure one of the smallest in the market, yet it still packs a punch when it comes to flexibility and performance. The incorporation of the latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 technology provides users with super fast transfer rates of up to 10Gbps. At the same time, it is still backwards compatible with the widely used USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 technology.

Features
  • Configurable hardware RAID controller (Non-RAID, RAID 0, RAID 1, SPAN)
  • SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) interface
  • Backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Extremely compact dual-bay design for two 3.5" drives
  • Quiet cooling fan with ON/OFF switch
  • Security lock slot
  • SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
  • By incorporating the latest SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) technology, the AKiTiO NT2 U3.1 is able to deliver up to twice the speed of the USB 3.1 Gen 1 and the older USB 3.0 connection, which runs at only 5Gbps. At the same time, the device is still backwards compatible with the widely used USB 3.0 and even USB 2.0 technology.
Compact Dual-Bay Design
This dual-bay storage enclosure is designed to house up to two 3.5-inch SATA drives with the option to create a RAID set according to your own preferences. The small footprint makes this the ideal storage expansion for your crowded desktop.

Hardware RAID Controller
With the built-in hardware RAID controller you can mirror the drives with RAID 1 as a reliable backup for your important data, stripe the drives with RAID 0 for optimal performance and maximum transfer rates or you can select SPAN to combine the drives for large storage capacities. Even individually with Non-RAID, the SATA 6Gb/s interface allows each drive to run at full SATA-III speeds.

Benchmark
Results will vary depending on the test environment and the drives but in order to really experience the faster transfer rates of the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface at speeds of up to 10Gbps, it's necessary to install two SSD's and create a striped RAID set. Even though the NT2 U3.1 storage enclosure is not designed for the smaller 2.5" drives, it's still possible to install and use SSD's with a 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter like the Neutrino Bridge for example.

For 3.5" desktop drives, the performance for anything other than a RAID 0 set is almost identical no matter if the device is connected to a USB 3.0 host at 5Gbps or a USB 3.1 Gen 2 host at 10Gbps, because the traditional spinning hard disk drives simply cannot go any faster.


Specifications

NT2 U3.1
NT2-U31AA-AKTU
  • CE
  • FCC
  • BSMI
  • High quality aluminum housing
  • Up to two 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s hard drives
  • Capacity 80GB - 8TB per HDD
  • For RAID 0 & 1, two hard drives of identical capacity are recommended
  • Supports large volumes in excess of 2TB
  • Non-RAID
  • RAID 0 striping
  • RAID 1 mirroring
  • SPAN
  • 1x USB SuperSpeed port supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 (backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0)
  • USB 3.1 up to 10Gbps (1250MB/s)
  • USB 3.0 up to 5Gbps (625MB/s)
  • Windows 7 or above
  • Computer with USB connection
  • USB 3.1: Mac OS 10.9 or above
  • USB 3.0: Mac OS 10.7 or above
  • Computer with USB connection
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
  • External power supply (UL, cUL, CE, TUV approved)
  • Input: AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz
  • Output: DC +12V/3A
  • 11.8 dB(A)
  • 7.2 inches x 4.8 inches x 3.2 inches
  • 18.2cm x 12.3cm x 8.1cm
  • NT2 U3.1 storage enclosure
  • USB 3.0 cable A to B, with A-C adapter
  • Power adapter
  • Setup guide
  • Retail Box Size: 10.6 x 8.8 x 5.1 in. (27 x 22.4 x 13 cm)
  • Carton Size (6pcs per carton): 22.4 x 16.5 x 9.8 in. (57 x 42 x 25 cm)
  • This product is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 but for best performance, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 host is recommended.
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Specifications

General

Stock code IB-AK-2U31
Brand AKiTiO
Series 2-Bay USB3.1 Gen2 Desktop Case
Model NT2 U3.1 NT2-U31AA-AKTU
Type Case for 2x 3.5" SATA HD JBOD/RAID-0/1
ROHS Y
Date added 09/10/2015

NT2 U3.1 NT2-U31AA-AKTU Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 18.2cm x 12.3cm x 8.1cm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Guarantee 2yr
Total Drives 2
Total Drives (alternate) 2
RAID 0:1:JBOD:

NT2 U3.1 NT2-U31AA-AKTU Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
USB3USB3 type BExternal1
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2

Software

NT2 U3.1 NT2-U31AA-AKTU Speed

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 2kg
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20/10/2017 | | GB Flag |
Really compact unit - doesnt take up much space for the power. And the speed is something worth shouting about SuperSpeed tech way faster than standard USB. Worth taking a second look at if you comparing units.
12/03/2017 | | GB Flag |
Good product but the little switch for changing raid options is very poorly done shame really
23/11/2016 | | GB Flag |
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11/07/2016 | | GB Flag |
Works fine and reasonably fast but I have not had time to put in though its paces yet
23/05/2016 | LiamD | GB Flag |
Was there a follow-up on smirkingdevil's question relating to 2.5" drive installation? Does any standard drive adapter work or is there a specific requirement to use the Neutrino Bridge that AKiTiO produce (seems overkill).
Any 2.5" to 3.5" adapter which presents the 2.5" as a 3.5" drive will be fine.

For example the startech adapter -
https://www.span.com/product/StarTech-HD-SSD-drive-converter-25SAT35HDD-Convert-2-5-to-3-5-SATA-enclosure-metal~42238


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09/02/2016 | | GB Flag |
So, no way to use 2.5" SSD without brackets?

Hard to say without the unit back in front of me. I'll try and get back to you on that...however with transfers of 10GB/s with USB 3.1 Gen 2, it would seem silly for Akitio to make it harder than necessary to install SDDs

SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | | GB Flag |
is usb 3.0 and 3.1gen 1 the same thing ?

more question do thunderbolt three and usb type c have the same port so that i can put them both into the same slot ?

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