Akitio, makers of premium, high quality external computer storage solutions, today announced the release of the new Akitio Thunder3 Quad Mini. The Quad Mini is the first four-bay, 2.5″, Thunderbolt 3 storage device designed for use with the new 2016 Apple MacBook Pro lineup (macOS) as well as Thunderbolt 3 Windows PCs. Developed to handle the data protection and performance requirements for today’s ever-growing media libraries, the Thunder3 Quad Mini offers fast transfers with the added flexibility of a DisplayPort video output in an extremely small and portable form factor.
“New Apple MacBook Pro users have been clamoring for external Thunderbolt 3 storage solutions and we are proud to be able to deliver the industry’s first 2.5″ storage device for both macOS and Windows. The Quad Mini will be especially useful for anyone dealing with large amounts of data such as 4K and 8K uncompressed video files,” said Richard Wright, VP of Sales & Marketing for Akitio. “At just $329, the Thunder3 Quad Mini is extremely affordable and will allow users to better store, transfer, save, protect, and edit their creative content while also freeing up valuable space on computers.”
The Thunder3 Quad Mini can deliver transfer speeds of up to 1375 MB/s while simultaneously providing two 4K video streams to connected displays, which is not feasible by other common interfaces such as USB due to the limitations of their features and bandwidth. The Thunder3 Quad Mini is ideal for consumers and professionals who desire high-speed external storage and/or video streams in one connection.
The Thunder3 Quad Mini features two Thunderbolt 3 Ports and a DisplayPort video output to connect to the latest 4K 60Hz displays while also supporting Power Delivery (PD) up to 15W. The second Thunderbolt 3 port on the Thunder3 Quad Mini operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), as well as allowing users to connect USB Type-C devices (10Gb/s) such as external hard drives, and DisplayPort monitors. The four trays in the Thunder3 Quad Mini accommodate either 2.5″ SSDs or HDDs.