When it comes to internal storage, Akitio comes to our minds as the creator of premium, high quality, external storage solutions. Their latest offering includes the all-new ‘Thunder3 RAID Station’. With the ‘Thunder3 RAID Station’, you can integrate hard drives into select Akitio storage enclosures.
The enclosure will be populated with two Seagate 2TB Iron Wolf Pro drives but later on, the higher capacity drives will be incorporated into them, once Akitio releases high-end drives. This product is actually Akitio’s try of increasing the consumers and business options by delivering plug and play storage solutions. Richard Wright, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Akitio says:
We are very excited about this new offering as many of our customers have asked us to offer complete storage solutions with drives optimized for maximum performance and reliability. Offering the customer expanded options helps Akitio be more competitive in the ever-growing external storage market.
The Thunderbolt 3 2-Bay hardware RAID storage enclosure includes features like:
- An SD card slot on the front of the unit
- A dedicated DisplayPort on the rear of the unit for adding a second monitor
- A Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
- Two USB 3.1 Gen1 host ports
- Two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports
- A 27-watt power output to recharge laptops
Price & Availability
Akitio is ready to release the RAID Station this month with two 2TB Seagate Iron Wolf Pro hard drives. For the 4TB model, the price is $619.99 but if you skip the hard drives, the empty enclosure will cost you $369.99.