Akitio Debuts Thunderbolt Docking Station

Thunder Dock enables access to data on both legacy and future storage drives
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BREA, CALIF.— Akitio says its newest Thunderbolt solution, the Thunder Dock, is now available.

The Thunderbolt dock provides users access to data on both legacy and future storage drives by providing multiple host ports for USB 3.0, eSATA and FireWire 800. In addition, it is also equipped with two Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining additional Thunderbolt devices and storage. By simply connecting one Thunderbolt cable from the dock to a computer, users will receive instant access to all of the additional storage drives that are hooked up to the dock. The lighting fast Thunderbolt interface guarantees the best possible data transfer rates.

Thunder Dock features two Thunderbolt ports for speeds up to 10Gb/s, as well as two eSATA host ports (up to six Gb/s), one 7W bus-powered FireWire 800 host port and two bus-powered USB 3.0 host ports (supports UASP). It can daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt devices.

Thunderbolt is a connection technology that simultaneously supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices through a single, compact port in rugged aluminum casign. Thunderbolt I/O technology gives users two channels on the same connector with 10 Gbps of throughput in both directions; it is up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800.

It is compatible with Thunderbolt2.