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Akitio Thunder3 Quad X

External Thunderbolt™ 3 Storage Solution
This 4-bay storage enclosure is designed to house up to four 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives. With Software RAID, four striped SSDs can reach data transfer speeds of up to 1480 MB per second while the Thunderbolt 3 interface provides sufficient bandwidth for additional 4K video signal streams and data transfers at the same time. 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 3 interface for lightning fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps Second Thunderbolt 3 port supports Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices Power delivery provides up to 27W of power to recharge compatible laptops Dedicated DisplayPort for additional monitor to expand the workspace Holds up to four 2.5” or 3.5" drives with SATA 6Gb/s interface Removable trays for easy SSD and HDD installation Two big handles makes it easy to carry the device Large fan for active cooling with power switch Kensington security slot



Thunderbolt Connectivity


Thunderbolt™ 3
Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power to bus-powered devices.

The Thunder3 Quad X has two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The second port operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.

DisplayPort
The dedicated DisplayPort connector makes it easy to connect an additional monitor to extend your workspace and it will free up the second Thunderbolt 3 port for other Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.

4-Bay Storage Solution

Removeable trays
Designed to house up to four 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives, the tray based system allows for easy installation and replacement of either the large desktop hard disk drives or the portable laptop drives and SSD's.

Note: Spare trays are sold separately in a set of four trays, extra screws and drive labels


Reversible USB Type-C™ Connector with Power Delivery (PD)

Power Delivery (27W)
The reversible USB Type-C (USB-C) connector enhances ease of use for connecting devices with a focus on minimizing user confusion for plug and cable orientation. The Thunder3 Quad X also supports power delivery (PD) over USB-C, providing 27W of power to compatible laptops like the MacBook Pro (late 2016) that support charging through the USB-C cable. This allows you to recharge your battery even though the laptop is not plugged into any other power source.

Both Thunderbolt 3 ports provide 27W of power, so it doesn't matter which port you connect to the computer and if you plug in another device that is compatible with USB PD (power delivery) to the second port, you can also charge at 27W.

Benchmark
With Software RAID, the Thunder3 Quad X provides users the ability to edit and playback multiple streams of HD and/or 4K content with enough headroom to simultaneously daisy-chain additional monitors and storage devices.

For traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), depending on the RPM, the maximum transfer rate for a single drive (Non-RAID) is around 100-200 MB/s. When using four drives in a striped RAID set (RAID 0),  the maximum transfer rate is therefore somewhere around 700-800 MB/s.

For solid state drives (SSDs), the maximum transfer speed is limited by the PCIe to SATA controller inside the Thunder3 Quad X to around 370 MB/s per drive. Because of this limitation, the maximum transfer rate for four striped drives (RAID 0) is about 1480 MB/s, despite the fact that the Thunderbolt 3 interface is capable of speeds faster than that.


Model Thunder3 Quad X Part No. T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU (without drives) Certifications CE FCC VCCI BSMI RCM Thunderbolt™ technology Warranty 2-year limited warranty Case material High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation Application Up to four 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard disk drives or solid state drives RAID mode Non-RAID Interface/Ports 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) ports 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 Data transfer Thunderbolt 3 up to 40 Gbps DisplayPort 1.2 (4K at 60 Hz) System requirements (PC) Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit) Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port System requirements (Mac) macOS 10.12.4 and later Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port System environment Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing) Power supply Internal 200W power supply (UL, CE, CB, TUV approved) Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz Output: DC +12V/16.6A Fan noise level 17.7 dB(A) Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.53 inches x 5.31 inches x 8.75 inches 24.2cm x 13.5cm x 22.2cm Package contents Thunder3 Quad X enclosure (drives not included) Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable 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 When connected to a Thunderbolt 2 computer via Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter or when connected behind another Thunderbolt device in a daisy chain, power delivery will not be supported. This product was designed for use with the fan on and passed engineering tests with the fan on. We have added a fan switch that can turn off the fan when a low-noise environment is needed. However, the device should only be used for short periods of time with the fan in the OFF position as prolonged use may cause the device to overheat and this may cause damage to the system, cause issues to data integrity, reduce system reliability and/or shorten the lifespan of the electrical components. For best results, we recommend that the device not be used continuously for more than 30 minutes with the fan in the OFF position.
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Stock code IB-AK-4TB3X
Brand AKiTiO
Series 4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt3
Model Thunder3 Quad X T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU
Type Case for 4x SATA HD, Non-RAID (2x TB3, 1x DP) - Windows & Mac
ROHS Y
Date added 22/08/2017

Thunder3 Quad X T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 24.2 x 13.5 x 22.2cm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Guarantee 2yr
Total Drives 4
Total Drives (alternate) 4
OS Support - Windows Windows 7 and later
OS Support - Mac/OSX macOS 10.12.4 and later

Thunder3 Quad X T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU Spec Connections

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MultimediaDisplayPortExternal1
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal4
ThunderboltUSB-CExternal2

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Thunder3 Quad X T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU Speed

Physical

Colour Silver
Weight (kg) 5kg
External Length (mm) 450cm
External Width (mm) 350cm
External Height (mm) 300cm
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AKiTiO 4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt3 Thunder3 Quad X T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU Case for 4x SATA HD, Non-RAID (2x TB3, 1x DP) - Windows & Mac
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4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt3
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AKiTiO 4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt3 Thunder3 Quad X T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU Case for 4x SATA HD, Non-RAID (2x TB3, 1x DP) - Windows & Mac


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Akitio Thunder3 Quad X

External Thunderbolt™ 3 Storage Solution
This 4-bay storage enclosure is designed to house up to four 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives. With Software RAID, four striped SSDs can reach data transfer speeds of up to 1480 MB per second while the Thunderbolt 3 interface provides sufficient bandwidth for additional 4K video signal streams and data transfers at the same time. 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 3 interface for lightning fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps
  • Second Thunderbolt 3 port supports Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices
  • Power delivery provides up to 27W of power to recharge compatible laptops
  • Dedicated DisplayPort for additional monitor to expand the workspace
  • Holds up to four 2.5” or 3.5" drives with SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • Removable trays for easy SSD and HDD installation
  • Two big handles makes it easy to carry the device
  • Large fan for active cooling with power switch
  • Kensington security slot




Thunderbolt Connectivity



Thunderbolt™ 3
Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power to bus-powered devices.

The Thunder3 Quad X has two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The second port operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.

DisplayPort
The dedicated DisplayPort connector makes it easy to connect an additional monitor to extend your workspace and it will free up the second Thunderbolt 3 port for other Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.

4-Bay Storage Solution

Removeable trays
Designed to house up to four 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives, the tray based system allows for easy installation and replacement of either the large desktop hard disk drives or the portable laptop drives and SSD's.

Note: Spare trays are sold separately in a set of four trays, extra screws and drive labels


Reversible USB Type-C™ Connector with Power Delivery (PD)

Power Delivery (27W)
The reversible USB Type-C (USB-C) connector enhances ease of use for connecting devices with a focus on minimizing user confusion for plug and cable orientation. The Thunder3 Quad X also supports power delivery (PD) over USB-C, providing 27W of power to compatible laptops like the MacBook Pro (late 2016) that support charging through the USB-C cable. This allows you to recharge your battery even though the laptop is not plugged into any other power source.

Both Thunderbolt 3 ports provide 27W of power, so it doesn't matter which port you connect to the computer and if you plug in another device that is compatible with USB PD (power delivery) to the second port, you can also charge at 27W.

Benchmark
With Software RAID, the Thunder3 Quad X provides users the ability to edit and playback multiple streams of HD and/or 4K content with enough headroom to simultaneously daisy-chain additional monitors and storage devices.

For traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), depending on the RPM, the maximum transfer rate for a single drive (Non-RAID) is around 100-200 MB/s. When using four drives in a striped RAID set (RAID 0),  the maximum transfer rate is therefore somewhere around 700-800 MB/s.

For solid state drives (SSDs), the maximum transfer speed is limited by the PCIe to SATA controller inside the Thunder3 Quad X to around 370 MB/s per drive. Because of this limitation, the maximum transfer rate for four striped drives (RAID 0) is about 1480 MB/s, despite the fact that the Thunderbolt 3 interface is capable of speeds faster than that.


Thunder3 Quad X
  • T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU (without drives)
  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • BSMI
  • RCM
  • Thunderbolt™ technology
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation
  • Up to four 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard disk drives or solid state drives
  • Non-RAID
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • Thunderbolt 3 up to 40 Gbps
  • DisplayPort 1.2 (4K at 60 Hz)
  • Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port
  • macOS 10.12.4 and later
  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
  • Internal 200W power supply (UL, CE, CB, TUV approved)
  • Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz
  • Output: DC +12V/16.6A
  • 17.7 dB(A)
  • 9.53 inches x 5.31 inches x 8.75 inches
  • 24.2cm x 13.5cm x 22.2cm
  • Thunder3 Quad X enclosure (drives not included)
  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable
  • Setup guide
  • 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)
  • When connected to a Thunderbolt 2 computer via Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter or when connected behind another Thunderbolt device in a daisy chain, power delivery will not be supported.
  • This product was designed for use with the fan on and passed engineering tests with the fan on. We have added a fan switch that can turn off the fan when a low-noise environment is needed. However, the device should only be used for short periods of time with the fan in the OFF position as prolonged use may cause the device to overheat and this may cause damage to the system, cause issues to data integrity, reduce system reliability and/or shorten the lifespan of the electrical components. For best results, we recommend that the device not be used continuously for more than 30 minutes with the fan in the OFF position.
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Specifications

General

Stock code IB-AK-4TB3X
Brand AKiTiO
Series 4-Bay SATA -to- Thunderbolt3
Model Thunder3 Quad X T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU
Type Case for 4x SATA HD, Non-RAID (2x TB3, 1x DP) - Windows & Mac
ROHS Y
Date added 22/08/2017

Thunder3 Quad X T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 24.2 x 13.5 x 22.2cm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Guarantee 2yr
Total Drives 4
Total Drives (alternate) 4
OS Support - Windows Windows 7 and later
OS Support - Mac/OSX macOS 10.12.4 and later

Thunder3 Quad X T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
MultimediaDisplayPortExternal1
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal4
ThunderboltUSB-CExternal2

Software

Thunder3 Quad X T3QX-T3DIAY-AKTU Speed

Physical

Colour Silver
Weight (kg) 5kg
External Length (mm) 450cm
External Width (mm) 350cm
External Height (mm) 300cm
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Would "softraid 5" softwere work with this enclosure too set up raid 5?
This enclosure is non-RAID, so the 4 drives will show up individually on your desktop.

You can then use your OS, or a 3rd party application, to set up the RAID however you want to.

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