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Brea, CA - January 29, 2018 / ‐‐ Akitio, creators of premium, high quality, external storage solutions today announced a new strategic partnership with Seagate Technology PLC to integrate Seagate hard drives into Akitio storage enclosures. The partnership creates a new line of products for Akitio as they previously sold only unpopulated enclosures. The first Akitio enclosure that will be available with Seagate drives will be the new Akitio Thunder3 RAID Station and it will be populated with two Seagate 2TB Iron Wolf Pro drives. Akitio also plans to offer higher capacity Seagate drives and also incorporate them into other Akitio enclosures.

This new partnership makes Akitio products even more flexible than they already were by offering consumers the option of purchasing either a fully populated, plug and play storage solution or an empty enclosure and installing their own drives.

"IronWolf hard drives are tough, ready, and scalable and that’s exactly what Akitio customers need in data storage. Seagate is pleased to be a new partner of Akitio and, together, we look forward to delivering the best storage experience possible.” Product Marketing Manager, Jason Bonoan"

“We are very excited about this new partnership and believe that it will not only be an excellent option for our customers but also help Akitio to be more competitive in the ever-growing external storage market,” said Richard Wright, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Akitio.

The all-new Akitio Thunder3 RAID Station is a Thunderbolt 3™ 2-Bay hardware RAID storage enclosure that also features several other I/O ports making it not only a storage device but also a docking station. The two IronWolf drives can be configured to become two independent disks, or become a single RAID 0 or RAID 1 storage space by the RAID controller which is built into the RAID Station. The RAID Station features an SD card slot on the front of the unit. On the rear of the unit there is a dedicated DisplayPort for adding a second monitor, a Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, two USB 3.1 Gen1 host ports and two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports for connecting to a laptop and daisy-chaining additional devices. The RAID Station also provides 27 watts of power to recharge laptops.

Pricing and Availability

The 4TB Akitio RAID Station with two 2TB Seagate Iron Wolf Pro hard drives is expected to hit the market in early February 2018. Pricing will be at $619.99 for the 4TB model and the empty enclosure will be priced at $369.99.

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