AkiTio Thunder2 Quad External 4-Bay Enclosure

by AKiTiO

The Thunder2 Quad External 4-Bay Enclosure from Akitio is an external storage array that can house up to four 2.5" or 3.5" drives and is compatible with Windows and Mac systems. Each drive is housed in one of four bays which have removable trays for future upgrades or replacements. Each bay has a SATA II or SATA III interface for connecting SSDs or hard drives. When four drives are installed, the array can be software-configured into a RAID that emphasizes performance when accessing data, redundancy if a drive fails, or a balance of both.

Two Thunderbolt 2 ports allow you to daisy chain the Thunder2 Quad with up to five Thunderbolt devices, such as additional external drives or a monitor. A large quiet fan that spins at 1900 RPM provides active cooling and the aluminum casing provides heat dissipation for passive cooling. A large handle on top allows you to more easily move the enclosure. Along with the array, Akitio has provided a Thunderbolt cable and power adapter.

Thunderbolt 2 interface for lighting fast transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps
Comes with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, supporting storage and display
Large and quiet low speed fan (1900 RPM) for active cooling
Removable trays for easy SSD and/or HDD installation
Large handle provides comfortable grip when relocating the device


Drives Supported Up to four 2.5" or 3.5" SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III drives
Supports large volumes in excess of 2 TB
Interface 2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
Data Transfer Thunderbolt 2 up to 20 Gbps
System Requirements Available Thunderbolt port

Mac OS 10.9 or later
Windows 7, or 8
Mounting External
Power Requirements External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)
Input: AC 100-240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Output: DC +12 V / 12.5 A
Fan Noise 25 dB
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature: -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Certifications CE
Thunderbolt technology
Dimensions (WxHxD) 9.5 x 7.2 x 5.3" / 24.2 x 18.4 x 13.5 cm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight 11.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 11.4 x 8.5"