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We recommend OWC/AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini RAID Ready Four-Bay External Thunderbolt 3 Storage Enclosure (Mfr P/N: TB3QMLR00GB) from Other World Computing for $299.99 as a suitable alternative.

AKiTiO

Thunder3 Quad Mini
External Thunderbolt 3 Storage Enclosure

Thunderbolt 3 / SATA 6.0GB/s / DisplayPort
AKiTiO's 4-Bay Storage Enclosure for 2.5" Drives
External Thunderbolt™ 3 Storage Solution for Mac and PC
This 4-bay storage enclosure is designed to house up to four 2.5-inch drives. Using a software based RAID, four striped SSDs can reach data transfer speeds of up to 1480 MB per second while the Thunderbolt 3 interface provides sufficient bandwidth for additional 4K video signal streams and data transfers at the same time. An ultra durable aluminum casing provides efficient heat dissipation, plus an extra large rear fan keeps your drives cool during long hours of operation.
Thunderbolt™ 3
Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all - delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power to bus-powered devices.

The AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini has two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The second port operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.
DisplayPort
The dedicated DisplayPort connector makes it easy to connect an additional monitor to extend your workspace and it will free up the second Thunderbolt 3 port for other Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.
Power delivery over USB-C
The AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini supports power delivery (PD) over USB-C, providing 15W of power to laptops like the MacBook Pro (late 2016) that support charging from a 5V/3A power source. This allows you to work with the external drive without the battery levels of your laptop dropping even though the laptop is not plugged into any other power source.
Removeable trays
Designed to house up to four 2.5-inch drives, the tray based system allows for easy installation and replacement of the hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs).

Product Specifications:

AKiTiO Part Number

  • T3QM-T3DIAY-AKT

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

Certifications

  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • BSMI
  • RCM
  • Thunderbolt™ technology

Number of Bays

  • (4) 2.5" SATA drives

Mechanisms Supported

  • Any 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD up to 15mm in height

Housing Material

  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation

Color

  • Gray

Bootable

  • Yes

PC Compatibility

  • Windows 7 or later

Mac OS Compatibility

  • macOS 10.12.3 and later

Other Requirements

  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port

Ports

  • (2) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Ports
  • (1) DisplayPort 1.2

JBOD / RAID Support

  • JBOD: Utilize each of the four drives independently
  • RAID: Use any software RAID of your choice to setup the ThunderBay 4 for multi-drive performance or data redundancy.

Accoustics

  • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

Contact Start Stops

  • Varies Depending On Drive Mechanism Installed

Data Transfer Rate (Max)

  • Thunderbolt 3 : 40 Gb/s (or 5000 MB/s)

Power Supply

  • External UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
  • UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved

AC Input

  • 100-240V, 50-60Hz

DC Output

  • +12V/6A

Environment

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 41° — 95°
    • Temperature (°C) 5° — 35°
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
    • Altitude: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) −4° — 140°
    • Temperature (°C) −20° — 60°
    • Altitude: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)

Dimensions

  • Height: 4.53" (115 mm)
  • Length: 7.52" (191 mm)
  • Width: 3.78" (96 mm)
  • Weight: 2.1 kg (4.74 lbs)

Notes

  • The maximum data transfer rate for the disks inside the Thunder3 Quad Mini is product is about 1375 MB/s. To reach these kind of speeds, four striped SSDs (Apple Software RAID 0) are required.
  • Not all laptops can be charged from a 15W (5V/3A) source. To fully recharge your laptop, please plug in the laptop's power adapter to your computer.
  • This product was designed for use with the fan on and passed engineering tests with the fan on. We have added a fan switch that can turn off the fan when a low-noise environment is needed. However, the device should only be used for short periods of time with the fan in the OFF position as prolonged use may cause the device to overheat and this may cause damage to the system, cause issues to data integrity, reduce system reliability and/or shorten the lifespan of the electrical components. For best results, we recommend that the device not be used continuously for more than 30 minutes with the fan in the OFF position.
  • The DisplayPort does not support DP++. When using a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, make sure to use an active adapter.
  • This enclosure is NOT compatible with drives that require 12V (e.g. Seagate Constellation or WD VelociRaptor).
  • This product has components or design elements that are patented or patent pending.
Manufacturer provided specifications for AKiTiO p/n T3QM-T3DIAY-AKTU UPC#: 888038001707

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Includes

  • AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini enclosure (drives not included)
  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable
  • Power adapter
  • Setup guide

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: BeaverCoyote Location: Austin, TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Works as promised September 13, 2019 Small size big work horse.

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AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad Mini External Thunderbolt 3 Storage Enclosure Mfr P/N: T3QM-T3DIAY-AKTU OWC SKU: AKT3QMT3DIAY Supports up to four 2.5-inch HDD or SSDs. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C), one DisplayPort port. Includes Thunderbolt 3 cable. 2 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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