The Thunder2 Duo RAID enclosure has a pair of Thunderbolt 2 ports and a USB 3.0 port for connecting to pretty much anything. Highest speeds possible from 2 installed drives, either 3.5 SATA drives or SSDs.
2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
With a pair of Thunderbolt ports you can chain up to 5 more Thunderbolt devices off this unit. And being Thunderbolt 2 you can maintain the chain's speed at top Thunderbolt 2 levels.
A full performance USB3.0 port give you the versatility to attach to almost any computer at high speeds.
The Thunder2 Duo Pro also slips in an HDMI port so you can chain off an HDMI display and not use up your Thunderbolt ports. Slick feature for those who need it.
With full Thunderbolt 2 bandwidth you can get 100% of the performance out of installed hard drives or SSDs. If you want the highest speed, stick a couple of SSDs in and RAID0 them. You can easily get up around 600MB/sec just using 2 SSDs over Thunderbolt, and over 330 MB/sec using USB3 connection.
Hardware RAID Built In
Simple rotary switch to enable RAID0 striping, RAID1 mirroring or Spanned drives. Or leave it in JBOD mode for 2 independent drives.
You can backup to, and boot off of, drives installed inside the Thunder 2 Duo.
Easy drive installation
Tooless system, a couple thumbscrews and the interior bay pulls out. Drives are installed with thumbscrews. A few minutes to install a set of drives.
At 9.4 x 5.6 inches x 3.78 inches x 3.7 inches this is a small enclosure for its power. It takes up very little space on the desktop and is very nice looking.
Personal observations: Very fast 2 drive enclosure that is plug and play simple for anyone. Akitio maintains the highest quality, always. Like the rest of the Thunder2 line, the build is simple and robust, which are two things I value the most... ~Rick
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