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Brea, Calif. - November 21, 2014 / ‐‐ AKiTiO, a leading manufacturer of storage solutions, announced today the world's first Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 (Gen2 10G) dual-interface solution based on the external AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe box and the Asmedia USB 3.1 SuperSpeed host card (ASM1142).

"The future is now!" stated Richard Wright, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at AKiTiO. "It seems that no matter how fast transfer rates get, people always want and need something faster, so with this product, we combined the fastest and latest technologies of both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.1 (Gen2 10G) into one solution to provide our customers with the fastest available storage solution in the market today."

The SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.1) Specification adds a 10 Gbps speed mode that will deliver more than twice the effective data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB over enhanced, fully backward compatible USB connectors and cables.

"In practice, this means that you can start using the latest USB 3.1 (Gen2 10G) interface right now and gain around 30% in transfer speeds for a single USB 3.1 drive when compared with the current USB 3.0 interface. Also, in combination with the external Thunderbolt 2 PCIe expansion box, upgrading the hardware is as simple as plug and play", explains Mr. Wright.

This product will be on display for the first time at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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ASMedia is a fabless design house founded in 2004. ASMedia provides high speed IO solutions that deliver highly-efficient connectivity, such as USB3.0, SATA6G and PCIe.

About AKiTiO (

At AKiTiO we believe in creating cutting-edge products that are both easy to use and also reliable. We strive to create the most user-friendly experience for our customers, with the most reliable and long lasting products. Found in 1992, AKiTiO offers a full range of direct attached and network attached storage products that are affordable, easy to use, reliable, innovative, and environmentally friendly.