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AKiTiO Unveils 4K Video Thunderbolt™2 PCIe Expansion Box

The Akitio Thunder2 PCIe Expansion Box features two Thunderbolt2 ports for lightning fast speeds and 4K video, and provides a simple method of installing PCIe cards for various applications

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BREA, Calif. - July 29, 2014 - PRLog -- Akitio, a leading manufacturer of storage solutions, announced today the unveiling of its new portable Thunderbolt2 PCIe expansion box.  With an MSRP of $269.99, the Thunder2 PCIe Box is available now at Akitio.com, Amazon.com and other resellers at a special introductory price of just $199.99.

The Akitio Thunder2 PCIe Box provides an additional PCIe slot for systems that do not support or have enough available space for expansion cards.  The external Thunderbolt2 connection allows users to daisy chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices, making this the ideal plug-and-play companion, especially when traveling.  In addition, replacing the card is a simple matter of removing three hand-tightening screws, so no tools are required.

Equipped with Thunderbolt2 technology, the Thunder2 PCIe Box suppots DisplayPort 1.2, which allows for video streaming to a single 4K video monitor.  The PCIe slot accepts half-length, full-height, double-width cards and provides a maximum of 25 Watts of power. Possible applications include, but are not limited to, SAS/SATA RAID, Fiber channel HBA, 10G Ethernet, PCIe SSDs, Video Capture and Processing, Digital Audio Workstations, etc.

Akitio’s Thunder2 PCIe Box features the following:

·       Two Thunderbolt2 ports for lightning fast speeds of up to 20Gb/s

·       One PCIe (x16) slot supporting half-length, full-height, double-width cards

·       Four-lane PCI Express 2.0 compliant interface at 5.0Gbps

·       Removable back panel for double-width cards

·       Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices

·       Durable and rugged aluminum casing

·       No tools required for installation

More information about the Akitio Thunder2 PCIe Box and the company’s complete line of storage solutions can be found by visiting AKiTiO.com, or contacting sales@akitio.com.

About AKiTiO

Akitio is focused on creating cutting-edge storage solutions that are both easy to use and reliable.  With a full range of direct attached and network attached storage products since its founding in 1992, Akitio strives to create products that parallel its core values, products that are affordable, easy to use, reliable, innovative and environmentally friendly.  For more information about Akitio, please visit the company’s website at http://www.akitio.com.

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