Monday, April 18, 2016

Akitio's Thunder3 PCIe Extenal SSD Transfers at 2.5 GB/s

AKITIO introduced its Thunder3 PCIe external SSD, combining the full PCIe Gen3 x4 bandwidth of Intel's 750 NVMe SSD with Thunderbolt 3's 40Gbps port.

The company claims its external drive delivers performance of 2500MB/s (2.5 Gigabytes per second) with a storage capacity of 1.2TB.

This makes it about 8x faster than USB 3.1 Gen 1. It features two Thunderbolt 3 Ports as well as a DisplayPort video output to connect the latest 4K displays.  The second Thunderbolt 3 port operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting USB 3.1 (up to 10Gb/s), DisplayPort monitor or up to 5 daisy chained Thunderbolt 3 devices.  Pricing start at $1,299.

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