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Akitio Thunder2 Quad External 4-Bay Enclosure

B&H # AKT2QE Mfr # AK-TBQ-TIAA-AKTU
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You Pay: $369.99
Product Highlights
  • Fits 2.5" or 3.5" Drives
  • Accepts up to SATA III Interface
  • Four Bays with Removable Trays
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Windows and Mac Compatible

The Thunder2 Quad External 4-Bay Enclosure from Akitio is an external storage array that can house up to four 2.5" or 3.5" drives and is compatible with Windows and Mac systems. Each drive is housed in one of four bays which have removable trays for future upgrades or replacements. Each bay has a SATA II or SATA III interface for connecting SSDs or hard drives. When four drives are installed, the array can be software-configured into a RAID that emphasizes performance when accessing data, redundancy if a drive fails, or a balance of both.

Two Thunderbolt 2 ports allow you to daisy chain the Thunder2 Quad with up to five Thunderbolt devices, such as additional external drives or a monitor. A large quiet fan that spins at 1900 RPM provides active cooling and the aluminum casing provides heat dissipation for passive cooling. A large handle on top allows you to more easily move the enclosure. Along with the array, Akitio has provided a Thunderbolt cable and power adapter.

Thunderbolt 2 interface for lighting fast transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps
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
Performance
Drives Supported Up to four 2.5" or 3.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III drives
Supports large volumes in excess of 2 TB
Interface 2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
Data Transfer Thunderbolt 2 up to 20 Gbps
System Requirements Available Thunderbolt port

Mac OS 10.9 or later
Windows 7, or 8
General
Mounting External
Power Requirements External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)
Input: AC 100-240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Output: DC +12 V / 12.5 A
Fan Noise 25 dB
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Certifications CE
FCC
Thunderbolt technology
Dimensions (WxHxD) 9.5 x 7.2 x 5.3" / 24.2 x 18.4 x 13.5 cm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Akitio Thunder2 Quad External 4-Bay Enclosure
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    AkitioThunder2 Quad External 4-Bay Enclosure
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (3)
    • Quiet (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Primary use:
          • Business (4)
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac (4)

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        5.0

        Amazing!!!

        By Seanaki

        from Toronto, Canada

        Verified Reviewer

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              Comments about Akitio Thunder2 Quad External 4-Bay Enclosure:

              Set this up with 4 x 6TB WD NAS Red's. I have it configured in RAID 0 and the speed is insane! Not worried about it going down because I have it powered up only when I'm editing in LR. Plus - I may just end up building another - I like it so much. Highly recommnded and great for the price!!! Just put your back into it when transporting as it is rather heavy with 4 drives in it. Only downfall if you wanna call it one. I'm a half full kinda guy and figure I'm getting a workout when picking it up!

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Fantastic little enclosure

              By The Society For The Improvement of Sound

              from Ontario, Canada

              About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet
              • Reliable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Projects
                • Multimedia
                • Travel

                Comments about Akitio Thunder2 Quad External 4-Bay Enclosure:

                This is a really nice drive enclosure and the handle makes it great to haul files around to different workstations. The fan is nice and quiet and the small footprint takes up little space. I may order another actually!

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Works perfectly

                By Dr. Dave

                from Silicon Valley

                About Me Tech Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast Connectivity
                • Quiet
                • Reliable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Akitio Thunder2 Quad External 4-Bay Enclosure:

                  I currently have three 3.5" 7200 RPM drives in the Thunder2 Quad, and the Quad works perfectly. It's very quiet (except for the noise made by the drives themselves). It's plugged into the Thunderbolt 2 port on my 13" Retina MacBook Pro. I then daisy-chain through the quad to an Apple 27" Cinema Display (the Cinema display's Display Port plugs into the Quad's other Thunderbolt port).

                  Very high-quality construction. Nothing I would change.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  So far, awesome!

                  By TK

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Connectivity
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Akitio Thunder2 Quad External 4-Bay Enclosure:

                      This unit is perfect. Threw a bunch of drives in and presto. Could not find a cheaper Thunderbolt 2 solution. Have not tried a SoftRAID set up with this yet. Relatively quiet.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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