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AKiTiO Thunder3 Duo Pro

Brea, CA - March 30, 2016 / ‐‐ Akitio, makers of high quality, premium storage solutions, announced that several models of their Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 enclosures can now be purchased with SanDisk® SSDs pre-installed.

The new Akitio SKU’s will feature two one-terabyte (TB) SanDisk® X400 solid state drives (SSDs) at a price point compatible with building your own system. The SanDisk X400 SSD enables fast start-up and application launch, as well as extended battery life. The Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 RAID enclosures with SanDisk X400 SSDs are a complete solution ready to plug & play. The Thunderbolt 2 products will be pre-formatted for Macs and the current version of the Thunderbolt 3 SKU’s will come formatted for Windows PC’s. Akitio now offers an extended warranty available by registering the products on their website. This extends the normal Akitio 2-year warranty and makes it a 3-year warranty.

The Akitio Duo Pro is an all-aluminum 2-bay RAID enclosure that supports four RAID modes (RAID 0 striping, RAID 1 mirroring, SPAN, and Non-RAID). The Thunder3 Duo Pro features two Thunderbolt 3 Ports, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-B) port, and a DisplayPort video output to connect the latest 4K 60HZ displays. The second Thunderbolt 3 port on the Thunder3 Duo Pro operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10Gb/s), and DisplayPort devices.

The Duo Pro is completely “tool-less”, so drives can be easily installed or swapped out. The Duo Pro can also run fanless (zero decibels) when needed, making it the perfect choice for home and professional audio recording when SanDisk SSDs are installed.

The Thunder3 Duo Pro gives Sony Vegas and Adobe Premier users the ability to edit and playback multiple streams of HD and/or 4K content with enough headroom to daisy chain multiple 4K displays simultaneously.

The Thunder2 Duo Pro with two 1TB SanDisk X400 SSDs will be available for $949 through Amazon and other Akitio resellers and the Thunder3 Duo Pro with two 1TB SanDisk SSD’s will be $969.


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