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4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt2
Thunder2 Quad TBQ-TIAA-AKTU
Case for 4x SATA HD, Non-RAID (2x TB2)


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AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Faster than ever, you can now achieve speeds of up to 1375MB/s with this 4-bay Thunderbolt™ 2 technology storage enclosure. The removable trays allow for easy installation and replacement of the drives. They are designed for both 2.5" SSDs where speed is the priority and for 3.5" HDDs when it's important to maximize the storage capacity. An ultra durable aluminum casing provides efficient heat dissipation, plus an extra large rear fan keeps your drives cool during long hours of operation. Features Thunderbolt™ 2 interface for lighting fast transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps Comes with two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports, supporting storage and display Large and quiet low speed fan (1900 RPM) for active cooling Removable trays for easy SSD and/or HDD installation Large handle provides comfortable grip when relocating the device High-Speed I/O Performance By incorporating the awesome Thunderbolt 2 interface and combining it with four SSD drives that can keep up in a RAID 0 software RAID, AKiTiO’s Thunder2 Quad is ready to deliver an extremely fast throughput performance of up to 1375MB/s.   2 Thunderbolt Ports for Daisy Chain The second Thunderbolt 2 port lets you daisy chain up to five Thunderbolt devices together. For example, you can attach additional external drives and even a display all connected to your computer through a single cable.   4K Workflow with Thunderbolt 2 Technology Thunderbolt 2 technology incorporates DisplayPort 1.2 support, which allows for video streaming to a single 4K video monitor. If you are a video editor, you can now use a single port to connect your external storage drives and a 4K display.   Real World Benchmark Test Environment: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), Mac OS 10.9.1, Apple Software RAID (RAID 0), 4 x AKiTiO Extreme SSD 1TB, Blackmagic Disk Speed Test   Model No. AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad Part No. TBQ-TIAA-AKTU (without drives) Certifications CE FCC Thunderbolt™ technology Case material High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation Application Up to four 2.5" or 3.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III drives Supports large volumes in excess of 2TB RAID mode Non-RAID Interface/Ports 2x Thunderbolt 2 ports Data transfer Thunderbolt 2 interface up to 20Gbps System requirements (PC) Windows 7, Windows 8 Computer with Thunderbolt connector System requirements (Mac) Mac OS 10.9 or above Computer with Thunderbolt connector System environment Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing) Power supply External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved) Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz Output: DC +12V/12.5A (peak current 15A/10sec) Fan noise level 25 dB(A) Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.53 inches x 7.24 inches x 5.31 inches 24.2cm x 18.4cm x 13.5cm Package contents AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad enclosure (drives not included) Thunderbolt cable Power adapter Setup guide Carton/Packing Retail Box Size: 12.9 x 10.7 x 8.4 in. (32.7 x 27.2 x 21.4 cm) Carton Size (2pcs per carton): 17.7 x 13.6 x 11.8 in. (45 x 34.5 x 30 cm) Remarks The maximum real world performance of this Thunderbolt 2 product is about 1375 MB/s. To reach these kind of speeds with the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad, four SSDs that are combined in a RAID 0 system (Apple Software RAID) are required. This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Apple's Boot Camp.
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General

Stock code
IB-AK-4TB2
Brand
AKiTiO
Series
4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt2
Model
Thunder2 Quad TBQ-TIAA-AKTU
Type
Case for 4x SATA HD, Non-RAID (2x TB2)
ROHS
Y
Date added
02/10/2014

Thunder2 Quad TBQ-TIAA-AKTU Spec Information

Form factor / drive height
24.2 x 18.4 x 13.5cm
Platter size
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
Guarantee
2yr
Total Drives
4
Total Drives (alternate)
4

Thunder2 Quad TBQ-TIAA-AKTU Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal4
ThunderboltThunderbolt2External2

Physical

Colour
Black
Weight (kg)
5kg
External Length (mm)
450cm
External Width (mm)
350cm
External Height (mm)
300cm
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AKiTiO 4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt2 Thunder2 Quad  TBQ-TIAA-AKTU Case for 4x SATA HD, Non-RAID (2x TB2)
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AKiTiO
4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt2
Thunder2 Quad TBQ-TIAA-AKTU
Case for 4x SATA HD, Non-RAID (2x TB2)



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AKiTiO 4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt2 Thunder2 Quad TBQ-TIAA-AKTU Case for 4x SATA HD, Non-RAID (2x TB2)


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AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad

Faster than ever, you can now achieve speeds of up to 1375MB/s with this 4-bay Thunderbolt™ 2 technology storage enclosure. The removable trays allow for easy installation and replacement of the drives. They are designed for both 2.5" SSDs where speed is the priority and for 3.5" HDDs when it's important to maximize the storage capacity. An ultra durable aluminum casing provides efficient heat dissipation, plus an extra large rear fan keeps your drives cool during long hours of operation.

Features

  • Thunderbolt™ 2 interface for lighting fast transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps
  • Comes with two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports, supporting storage and display
  • Large and quiet low speed fan (1900 RPM) for active cooling
  • Removable trays for easy SSD and/or HDD installation
  • Large handle provides comfortable grip when relocating the device

High-Speed I/O Performance

By incorporating the awesome Thunderbolt 2 interface and combining it with four SSD drives that can keep up in a RAID 0 software RAID, AKiTiO’s Thunder2 Quad is ready to deliver an extremely fast throughput performance of up to 1375MB/s.

 

2 Thunderbolt Ports for Daisy Chain

The second Thunderbolt 2 port lets you daisy chain up to five Thunderbolt devices together. For example, you can attach additional external drives and even a display all connected to your computer through a single cable.

 

4K Workflow with Thunderbolt 2 Technology

Thunderbolt 2 technology incorporates DisplayPort 1.2 support, which allows for video streaming to a single 4K video monitor. If you are a video editor, you can now use a single port to connect your external storage drives and a 4K display.

 

Real World Benchmark

Test Environment: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), Mac OS 10.9.1, Apple Software RAID (RAID 0), 4 x AKiTiO Extreme SSD 1TB, Blackmagic Disk Speed Test

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Model No. AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad
Part No.
  • TBQ-TIAA-AKTU (without drives)
Certifications
  • CE
  • FCC
  • Thunderbolt™ technology
Case material
  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation
Application
  • Up to four 2.5" or 3.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III drives
  • Supports large volumes in excess of 2TB
RAID mode
  • Non-RAID
Interface/Ports
  • 2x Thunderbolt 2 ports
Data transfer
  • Thunderbolt 2 interface up to 20Gbps
System requirements (PC)
  • Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Computer with Thunderbolt connector
System requirements (Mac)
  • Mac OS 10.9 or above
  • Computer with Thunderbolt connector
System environment
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Power supply
  • External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)
  • Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz
  • Output: DC +12V/12.5A (peak current 15A/10sec)
Fan noise level
  • 25 dB(A)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 9.53 inches x 7.24 inches x 5.31 inches
  • 24.2cm x 18.4cm x 13.5cm
Package contents
  • AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad enclosure (drives not included)
  • Thunderbolt cable
  • Power adapter
  • Setup guide
Carton/Packing
  • Retail Box Size: 12.9 x 10.7 x 8.4 in. (32.7 x 27.2 x 21.4 cm)
  • Carton Size (2pcs per carton): 17.7 x 13.6 x 11.8 in. (45 x 34.5 x 30 cm)
Remarks
  • The maximum real world performance of this Thunderbolt 2 product is about 1375 MB/s. To reach these kind of speeds with the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad, four SSDs that are combined in a RAID 0 system (Apple Software RAID) are required.
  • This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Apple's Boot Camp.
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If you buy this AKiTiO 4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt2 and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in Thunder2 Quad TBQ-TIAA-AKTU price.
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Specifications

General

Stock code
IB-AK-4TB2
Brand
AKiTiO
Series
4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt2
Model
Thunder2 Quad TBQ-TIAA-AKTU
Type
Case for 4x SATA HD, Non-RAID (2x TB2)
ROHS
Y
Date added
02/10/2014

Thunder2 Quad TBQ-TIAA-AKTU Spec Information

Form factor / drive height
24.2 x 18.4 x 13.5cm
Platter size
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
Guarantee
2yr
Total Drives
4
Total Drives (alternate)
4

Thunder2 Quad TBQ-TIAA-AKTU Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal4
ThunderboltThunderbolt2External2

Physical

Colour
Black
Weight (kg)
5kg
External Length (mm)
450cm
External Width (mm)
350cm
External Height (mm)
300cm
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09/07/2015 | | GB Flag |
Having extensively researched options for Thunderbolt 2 external storage for my MacBook Pro laptop, I finally decided on this. Caldigit and Pegasus offer great hardware raid options, but they're much more expensive. Plus I'm switching from an old MacPro tower so had four HDDs I wanted to use. Most of the hardware raid options have drives included. It's incredibly easy to set up, if you're used to plug and play hard drives. I'm running two pairs of different raid setups in the same box. A raid 0 for speed and a raid 1 for security. The raid 0 is running at about 200MB per second read/write. Although you'll get better speeds with higher quality spinning disks or much faster if you afford SSDs. The fan is pretty quiet, louder than a stand alone external drive, but quieter than hardware raids I've used. It's very solidly built which probably accounts for the relatively high price, for what is just an empty box, fan and sata/thunderbolt connections. Overall very pleased though.

Reply from SPAN.COM | 09/07/2015

28/03/2015 | Paul M | GB Flag |
Can you confirm this enclosure works with 6Tb drives please?

Reply from SPAN.COM | 30/03/2015

Hi Paul,

There is no limits with capacity so this unit will work with any SATA drives


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16/01/2015 | | GB Flag |
Customer has rated the product, but left no comment

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