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Rafael Meneses

“Because we shoot on RED cameras exclusively, often at resolutions greater than 4K, our need for fast, reliable storage is insatiable.” Explains Rafael Meneses, owner and principal producer at Deconstructive Media. “The Akitio Thunder3 Quad X has proven to be a worthwhile investment for us as we chose Seagate 12TB IronWolf hard drives, which gives us about 48TB of super-fast Thunderbolt 3-connected storage. Read More...

Rafael Meneses - Deconstructive Media (July 26, 2018)
Raymond Singer

Raymond Singer

This quiet little rectangle plugs into your Thunderbolt port and gives you a second Thunderbolt port, two USB3 ports, a FireWire 800 port and — here’s the kicker: two independent SATA ports to play your legacy RAIDs with nary a grumble or dropped frame! No, wait a minute, the real kicker is that this little guy ACTUALLY WORKS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO! And keeps on working. Quietly. Read More...

Raymond Singer - Cut to the Story Films (November 10, 2014)


The design of this external hard drive is very simple and minimalistic, that is what makes it stand out from the competition. The body is made of aluminum, which is very strong and does a great job protecting your data. What makes this drive so fast besides being USB 3.0, because there are no spinning parts. Inside is a SSD (Solid State Drive), which makes for faster access and transfer speeds. The performance is extremely fast with speeds up to 5Gbps. With these types of speeds, your transfer time will be twice as fast as a standard USB 3.0 hard drive. Read More...

Deon - Amazon Shop (June 8, 2014)

Robin Harris

If you are migrating from a last-generation Mac Pro and have eSATA and FireWire drives - as I am - the Akitio Thunder Dock is a great choice. The ports are fast and the setup couldn't be simpler. For me, the Akitio Thunder Dock gets the nod because it does more of what I need. Read More...

Robin Harris - ZDNet (May 7, 2014)


I put OS X on the akitio Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition and use it as my HD, instead of the internal 5400 RPM one, and the difference is incredible. Applications load in no time. I even selected all the applications in the "My Applications" folder and opened them all at once, and they were all open within literally 2 seconds. Far exceeded my expectations. Worth the money, hands down. Read More...

Corey - Amazon Shop (February 9, 2014)

Jeff Nachbar

Hooked up the AKiTiO Thunder Dock to a 2011 MacMini, which was a transition machine that has Thunderbolt but only usb2. This gives me 2 esata and 2 usb3 ports plus an extra FW800. Port multiplier works well with a Mediasonic ProBox 4 bay under both esata and usb3. 2 drives are in a software RAID 0, the other two are independent. Also see both drives in my Thermaltake BlacX Duet under esata. Does seem to get a bit hot, but performs well. Read More...

Jeff Nachbar - Amazon Shop (February 4, 2014)


I searched and searched for an external hard drive enclosure that had FW800 (and additional ports, just in case) for quite a while. Ran across the Taurus Super-S LCM, and the price almost made it seem too good to be true. I decided to take a chance on this one. When I opened the box, what I found was very close to Apple quality… perhaps equal. Excellent fit and finish. Lifting the solid unit out of the box, I saw several cords: FW400, USB, FW800, etc. I mean, who includes cords these days? What a nice surprise! I installed two 500GB SATA hard drives per the instructions (really easy). They are mounted on what appear to be silicone vibration dampers… nice touch again. Closed it up, plugged it in to my FireWire 800 port of my iMac, and formatted the drives (RAID 1). I was pleasantly surprised yet again as the product is whisper quiet. (I put my hand against the enclosure to make sure that the fan was working… it was moving a good amount of air. I'm trying to think of something negative to say about it, but I can't. From the feel of the on/off switch, to the two buttons, to the countersunk color-matched screws on the bottom of the enclosure… everything is top notch. Read More...

Thomasio - Amazon Shop (January 29, 2014)

Kesser Araújo Lima

The AKiTiO Thunder Dock is Fast!!! Fast!!! Fast!!!!

Kesser Araújo Lima - Amazon Shop (January 28, 2014)

Pengfei Li

The AKiTiO Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition is great! The speed is like the internal SSD. I installed a new Samsung 840 Pro SSD in the box, the speed is over 500MB/s Read More...

Pengfei Li - Amazon Shop (January 17, 2014)

Moon Viewer

AKiTiO Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition with Intel SSD 120GB. I just copied the boot volume of my iMac (mid-2011) 21.5" MacOS X 10.8.5 on the AKiTiO Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition 120GB SSD HD. It was easy to copy my boot volume from the 1TB hard disk to the AKiTiO Thunderbolt SSD HD. I did not time the difference, but it is much more than twice as fast to boot, start up, and run programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS6. It takes only a fraction of the time to do these regular operations, and filters on Adobe Photoshop such as "watercolor" or "oil paint" now process almost instantaneously. This is one of the least expensive ways to gain tremendous processing speed, and it is much easier than attempting to install an SSD internally. Wow. Read More...

Moon Viewer - Amazon Shop (October 4, 2013)