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AKiTiO Introduces 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Storage Solution

AKiTiO, has expanded their line of Thunderbolt storage solutions to include the new AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad, a 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 product that is large enough and fast enough for professional 4K video editing and can be used in various other occupations where larger storage capacity and high-speed data transfer speeds are required.

The AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad holds up to four drives and can handle 3.5", 2.5" or solid state drives. Capacity can reach up to 20 Terabytes when using 3.5" drives and reaches transfer speeds of up to 1.4 Gigabytes per second when four SSDs are installed.

Akitio Thunder Dock Now Available

Akitio, a leading manufacturer of storage solutions, announced today that the Akitio Thunder Dock is now available with an MSRP of just $269. Stock is limited, so if you haven't pre-ordered your docking station already, head over to our shop now. The Thunderbolt dock links past, present and future technology to your computer with just one Thunderbolt cable. The new Thunder Dock allows you to access your data on both legacy and future storage drives by providing multiple host ports for USB 3.0, eSATA and FireWire 800. It also has two Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining additional Thunderbolt devices and storage.

Akitio Develops World's First Fully Bus-Powered 512GB SSD Thunderbolt Storage

Akitio, a leading manufacturer of storage solutions, announced today the company has received certification on the world's first 512 GB, fully Bus-powered Thunderbolt storage solution. In addition to the company's ever-expanding line of storage solutions, the 512 GB model complements the series and is able to reach READ speeds of 520 MB/s on bus power.

Akitio has developed its own low power, high capacity and high performance SSD's that can be used in portable storage products, such as the Akitio Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition. The new 512GB model with a pre-installed solid-state drive (SSD) is available now with an MSRP of $599. The Akitio Thunderbolt series is available at Akitio.com, Amazon.com and several online and retail outlets across the world.

Akitio Introduces 256 GB SSD Thunderbolt Storage Solution

Akitio, makers of network and direct attached storage products has announced the addition of their new 256 GB one bay, bus powered Thunderbolt storage solution. This larger capacity SSD product joins the original 120 GB SSD solution previously introduced by Akitio last year. The new 256 GB option is something that Akitio users have been longing for as the original 120 GB product was just not large enough for many people involved in video editing and other occupations where larger storage capacity was required.

By incorporating a thunderbolt connection with an SSD, and a high performance SATA controller, Akitio is able to obtain data transfer speeds of up to 464 MB/second making it the fastest one bay, bus powered external storage device on the market. The Neutrino comes bundled with a thunderbolt cable making it a true "plug and play" solution.

Marshal Rolls Out Tiny Akitio 2.5-inch SATA NAS

Japanese company Marshal announced the MAL-4725NAS, a compact NAS box which can enclose a 2.5-inch SATA HDD or SSD. Driven by a 750 MHz ARM 11MP processor, the box features 256 MB of RAM and the same amount of NAND flash storage to house its Linux-based operating system (Fedora 12 ARM). Its software provides most consumer NAS features including FTP, SMB, print server, NFS, AFP, DLNA, and iTunes. Gigabit Ethernet is its only network interface. The 2.5-inch drive bay supports drives as thick as 12.5 mm. Its limited local storage can be expanded with flash drives, enclosures, and other mass-storage devices thanks to an eSATA and two USB 2.0 ports. Measuring 123 x 123 x 33 mm, it weighs about 536 g. Slated for October 20, it is priced at 13,800 JPY (US $176).

Source: PC Watch

Akitio Announces Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition Portable SSD

Akitio is proud to announce that our new one-bay, portable Thunderbolt storage device, the “Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition” is now available for shipping! The Neutrino will ship with a 120GB Intel 330 Series SSD. This complete Thunderbolt storage solution also comes with a Thunderbolt cable (a $49 value), so all you need to do is just plug it in and it is ready to use. The small 2.5” form factor makes it extremely portable and since it is bus-powered, there is no need for a power adapter. Just slip it into your pocket and you are ready to go! The Neutrino is the perfect solution for video editors, photographers and anyone else who wants or needs to transfer large amounts of data.

The Neutrino will retail for $299.99 (not inc. tax), making it the most affordable Thunderbolt SSD storage device on the market. Thunderbolt is the newest high speed I/O technology that was designed for optimum speed, performance, simplicity and flexibility. Thunderbolt is currently the fastest method of transferring data between a PC and other peripherals such as external storage devices and displays. It is able to provide simultaneous, bi-directional transfers of up to 10 Gbps over a single channel.

Akitio Breaks USB 2.0 Barrier with Release of Neutrino U3+ HDD Enclosure

Akitio, a leading manufacturer of storage solutions, announced today the release of the Neutrino U3+ laptop hard drive enclosure to the company’s ever-expanding product line. With the news of Apple’s integration of USB 3.0 to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the Neutrino U3+ is ideal for Mac users, as well as audio and video professionals, looking for a portable, speedy storage solution.

Akitio’s Neutrino U3+ is encased in a portable aluminum enclosure and was created for ease of use and the latest 2.5” SATA hard drives. By combining USB 3.0 SuperSpeed technology with FireWire 800, Neutrino U3+ provides two of the fastest transfer speed combinations available.

Akitio Intros Cloud Hybrid NAS/DAS

Akitio introduced its newest desktop storage device, the Cloud Hybrid. The device can function as network-attached storage (NAS) over gigabit Ethernet, and disk-attached storage (DAS) over USB 3.0. It holds a single 3.5-inch hard drive, with SATA 3 Gb/s interface, up to 3 TB unformatted capacities are supported, as are volumes bigger than 2 TB in capacity. The device supports Microsoft exFAT file-system.

Its maker vaguely mentions that the device is driven by a "300 MHz CPU", with 32 MB DDR RAM, and 2 MB flash ROM. As a DAS, the device likely mounts its hard drive as a mass-storage device. As a NAS, however, most modern features are supported, including UPnP-AV, DLNA, iTunes music server, FTP, Samba, etc. Features such as BitTorrent and WebDAV server make for interesting additions for a device of its class, as is remote access over the internet, via a web-portal. While USB 3.0 (mass storage) posses minimal interface bottlenecks, Akitio assures 60 MB/s transfer-rates over SMB (in a GbE network). It is priced at US $99.

Source: VR-Zone
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