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Cloud Hybrid Duo

As of August 24, 2020, the Cloud Hybrid Duo has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The Cloud Hybrid Duo was a dual-bay network drive with built-in UPnP-AV media server designed for two 3.5" SATA hard disk drives. This hybrid device also featured a USB interface, making it possible to use it as a direct attached drive instead of a NAS.

There is no new version or alternative available for this particular model.



Cloud Hybrid Duo

This hybrid enclosure is a fully functional network drive (NAS) that allows users to login over the internet plus a USB 3.0 direct attached storage device (DAS) for super-speed file transfers. RAID technology provides extra protection for all your valuable data content or fast transfer speeds and large storage capacity for your data archive. Our free iPhone, iPad and Android Apps allow for easy access even on mobile devices. Comes with built-in UPnP-AV media server.


  • Hybrid interface with USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet connection
  • RAID technology supporting JBOD (Span), RAID 0 and RAID 1
  • UPnP-AV media server for digital media players
  • High speed data access over Samba (read speed above 60MB/s)
  • File browser for WebDAV access
  • iTunes music server
  • Web portal for remote login
  • Free App for iOS and Android based mobile devices


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Model Cloud Hybrid Duo
  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • 300MHz
  • 32MB DDR 200MHz
  • 2MB SPI flash
Case material
  • High quality aluminum casing for optimized heat dissipation with plastic front.
Internal hard drive(s)
  • Two 3.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III hard drives
  • Capacity 80GB - 5TB (supports large volumes in excess of 2TB)
  • exFAT (maximum size for single files on NAS/DAS is 127GB)
Front I/O
  • 1 x Power button with back-light indicating power status
  • 1 x LED indicating the system status (OS)
  • 2 x LEDs indicating the HDD status and data access (HDD1 and HDD2)
  • 2 x LEDs indicating the current storage capacity (50% and 100%)
Rear I/O
  • 1 x Power receptacle
  • 1 x RJ45 connector (10/100/1000) with two LEDs for link and activity
  • 1 x USB 3.0 device port
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x Firmware update button
  • 1 x Firmware update LED
  • 1 x RAID selector switch
  • 1 x RAID confirmation button
LAN interface
  • 1000BASE-T IEEE 802.3ab
  • 100BASE-TX IEEE 802.3u
  • 10BASE-T IEEE 802.3
  • Auto MDIX
  • Automatic speed negotiation and downshift
  • Low power consumption; advanced power management
USB interface
  • 1 x USB 3.0 device
  • JBOD (Span)
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
Web based GUI
  • HTML GUI for device configuration with file browser for WebDAV.
Network services
  • Samba server
  • FTP server
  • DHCP server
  • PPPoE dialup
  • DDNS (remote login)
  • UPnP-AV media server
  • iTunes music server
  • BitTorrent client
  • TR-069 client for firmware management (optional)
  • MyAKiTiO web portal
  • WebDAV server
System management
  • Firmware update
  • Network configuration
  • Disk utility
  • Windows & Mac setup utility
Remote access
  • AKiTiO web portal at
Mobile App requirements
  • iOS 4.0 or above
  • Android 2.2 to 3.x
System requirements (PC)
  • LAN: Windows XP or above
  • USB 3.0: Windows XP or above
  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. Ethernet, USB 3.0 or PCI card)
System requirements (Mac)
  • LAN: Mac OS 10.2 or above
  • USB 3.0: Mac OS 10.7 or above
  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. Ethernet, USB 3.0 or PCI card)
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, 1.2A, 50-60Hz
  • Output: +12V/4A
Fan noise level
  • 17 dB(A)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 7 inches x 3.2 inches x 4.8 inches
  • 17.7cm x 8.1cm x 12.3cm
Package contents
  • Cloud Hybrid Duo enclosure (HDDs not included)
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power adapter
  • Setup guide
  • Retail Box Size: 10.63 x 8.82 x 5.12 in. (27 x 22.4 x 13 cm)
  • Carton Size (6pcs per carton): 22.44 x 16.54 x 9.84 in. (57 x 42 x 25 cm)
  • Only one interface at the time can be used (either LAN or USB connection).
  • The Cloud Hybrid Duo is not designed for one drive alone and only works when two hard drives are installed.
  • DO NOT FORMAT THE HARD DRIVE WHEN CONNECTED VIA USB! If you connect it via USB before formatting the hard drive through the web interface of the network drive, you will need to reformat the hard drive before using the NAS functions and therefore lose all data stored on the hard drive.