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AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe SSD

As of February 29, 2019, the AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe SSD has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe SSD was a screaming fast Thunderbolt™ 3 storage solution. It was based on the Intel SSD 750 Series, Intel's first PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD, delivering transfer rates up to 2000 MB/s.

The closest alternative is the OWC Mercury Helios 3S with 1.0TB OWC Accelsior 1M2.



AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe SSD

A screaming fast external storage solution for your Thunderbolt™ 3 computer. The Intel SSD 750 Series is Intel's first PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD developed for the client enthusiast and workstation markets. In combination with the lightning fast Thunderbolt™ 3 interface, the AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe SSD is able to deliver over 2000 MB/s of read speeds. No longer limited to large RAID systems, professionals in need of speed can now take the drive with them on location and work on footage in the field.


  • Thunderbolt™ 3 for lightning fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps
  • 1.2TB Intel 750 Series PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD with NVMe interface
  • Dedicated DisplayPort for additional monitor to expand the workspace
  • 2nd Thunderbolt port supports Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and DisplayPort devices
  • Daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices
  • Durable and rugged aluminum casing


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Model AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe SSD
Part No.
  • T3PC-T3DIS-AKTUP (with 1.2TB PCIe SSD)
  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • Thunderbolt™ technology
  • 2-year limited warranty
Case material
  • High quality aluminum with metal chassis
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.1
Data transfer
  • Thunderbolt 3 up to 40 Gbps
  • DisplayPort 1.1a (4K at 60 Hz)
System requirements (PC)
  • Windows 7 and later
  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port
System requirements (Mac) Not supported
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/6A
Fan noise level
  • 23 dB(A)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 9.17 inches x 5.96 inches x 2.99 inches
  • 23.3 cm x 15.2 cm x 7.6 cm
Package contents
  • AKiTiO Thunder3 PCIe SSD
  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable
  • Power adapter
  • Retail Box Size: 12.4 x 12 x 4.9 in. (31.5 x 30.5 x 12.5 cm)
  • Carton Size (6pcs per carton): 20.8 x 13.2 x 13.9 in. (52.8 x 33.5 x 35.3 cm)
  • Gross Weight: 3.04 kg (retail box), 19.14 kg (carton)
  • This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Mac OS X or Apple's Boot Camp.
  • PCIe SSD driver from Intel must be installed for optimal performance
  • This product has components or design elements that are patented or patent pending.