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Brea, CA - April 18, 2016 / ‐‐ AKiTiO today unveiled the Thunder3 PCIe SSD, the industry’s fastest external storage solution designed to unleash the groundbreaking speed and simplicity of Thunderbolt™ 3. Developed for high-speed transfer of large files, the Thunder3 PCIe SSD is the only storage solution on the market today that combines the full PCIe Gen3 x4 bandwidth of the Intel® SSD 750 Series with the NVMe* protocol, along with Thunderbolt 3’s 40Gbps port. , delivering an unprecedented performance of 2500MB/s (2.5 Gigabytes per second). Additionally, the Intel SSD 750 Series is the highest capacity consumer SSD with NVMe available today, offering 1.2 TB of storage capacity.

akitio thunder3 pcie ssd speeds “The Thunder3 PCIe SSD is designed for creative professionals that truly value their time and need to transfer files as quickly as possible”, said Richard Wright, VP of Sales & Marketing for Akitio. “The revolutionary 40Gb/s bandwidth is essential for anyone looking to increase workflow productivity by significantly reducing the time it takes to transfer media content, whether it is for audio, photography, video or large data files.”

About 8x faster than USB 3.1 Gen 1, the Thunder3 PCIe SSD is ideal for consumers and professionals who desire high capacity external storage with unmatched data transfer speeds. It features two Thunderbolt 3 Ports as well as a DisplayPort video output to connect the latest 4K displays. The second Thunderbolt 3 port operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting USB 3.1 (up to 10Gb/s), DisplayPort monitor or up to 5 daisy chained Thunderbolt 3 devices. The rugged all-aluminum housing provides peace of mind reliability and consistently high performance under demanding conditions.

“Photographers, videographers and gamers can significantly enhance their productivity by utilizing a robust external storage solution,” said Patricia Perry, vice president of end user solutions marketing for Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. “The Thunderbolt™ 3 port, which offers industry standard connectivity for flash storage, in combination with the Intel® SSD 750 Series offers the performance boost that these professionals need.”

Thunder3 PCIe SSD gives Sony Vegas, Adobe Premier, Photoshop and Lightroom, Corel VideoStudio, Pinnacle Studio and other users the ability to edit and playback multiple streams of HD and/or 4K content or manage thousands of RAW photographs. Up to six Thunder3 PCIe SSDs can be daisy-chained together for increased storage capacity.

Pricing and Availably

The Akitio Thunder3 PCIe SSD will be available in early Q2’16 for $1,299.

About Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gb/s, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power.

About Akitio

Established in 1992, Akitio is an international company specializing in the design, development and manufacturing of premium, high-quality external computer storage products and accessories with an emphasis on Thunderbolt technology. Akitio is a leading Thunderbolt developer and currently have some of the fastest and highest capacity Thunderbolt products on the market. Akitio US Headquarters are located in Orange County, California.

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