Apical to cater AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Expansion Box

Ideal plug and play companion with additional PCIe slot for system which allows daisy-chain up to 5 additional Thunderbolt devices

MUMBAI, India – July 16, 2014 – Apical, distributor for solution based product line, today announced the launch of AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad from Akitio for Windows and Mac users.

The portable Thunderbolt™ 2 PCIe expansion box provides an additional PCIe slot for systems that do not support or have enough available space for expansion cards. The external Thunderbolt 2 connection allows users to daisy-chain up to 5 additional Thunderbolt devices, making this the ideal plug and play companion. Replacing the card is a simple matter of removing three hand tightening screws, so no tools are required.

Thunderbolt 2 technology incorporates DisplayPort 1.2 support, which allows for video streaming to a single 4K video monitor.  UntitledVideo editors can now use a single port to connect external Thunderbolt devices and a 4K display. The PCIe (x16) slot accepts half-length, full-height, double-width cards and provides a maximum of 25W. Replacing the card can be done without tools, simply by removing two hand tightening screws for the chassis and one for the card. The second Thunderbolt 2 port lets to daisy-chain five Thunderbolt devices together.


  • Model No: AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box
  • Part No: T2PC-TIA-AKTU (without PCIe card)
  • Certifications:
    1. CE
    2. FCC
    3. Thunderbolt™ technology
  • Case material: High quality aluminum with metal chassis
  • Application:
    1. 1 x PCIe card (see compatibility chart)
    2. Supports half-length, full-height and double-width cards
    3. PCIe (x16) slot provides a maximum of 25W
    4. Does NOT support graphic cards
  • RAID mode: Not applicable
  • Interface/Ports:
    1. 2x Thunderbolt™ 2 ports
    2. 1x internal PCIe (x16) slot with 4 lane PCI Express interface
  • Data transfer:
    1. Thunderbolt™ 2 interface up to 20Gbps
  • System requirements (PC): Not supported
  • System requirements (Mac):
    1. Mac OS 10.9 or above
    2. Computer with Thunderbolt connector
  • System environment:
    1. Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
    2. Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
    3. Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
  • Power supply:
    1. External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)
    2. Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz
    3. Output: DC +12V/5A
  • Fan noise level:
    1. 23 dB(A)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH)
    1. 9.17 inches x 5.87 inches x 2.99 inches
    2. 23.3cm x 14.9cm x 7.6cm
  • Package contents:
    1. AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box
    2. Thunderbolt cable
    3. Power adapter
    4. Setup guide

Remarks: The maximum real world performance of this Thunderbolt 2 device is 1375MB/s. This Thunderbolt product is not compatible with Apple’s Boot Camp. PCIe card (driver) must be compatible with requirements for Thunderbolt technology (e.g. hot-plug support, recovery from sleep). Graphic cards are not supported.

 Price, warranty and availability

AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Expansion Box comes with the MRP of Rs. 69,000/- and available by end of July with Apical carrying 1 year warranty

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 About Apical

Apical is distributor for Solution based product line. It provides solution/service for the products. Apical is 7 year old company. Promoter of Apical has 18 years of experience in IT industry. They deal in Total Storage solution. DAS / SAN / NAS from Thecus & Enhance. Apical also deals in IP CCTV solution from Mobotix. To know more www.apical.in

About Akitio

Akitio’s US headquarters are located in Brea, California. Since 1992, they have been designing, creating and marketing storage solutions. The company now has a full range of direct attached and network attached storage products to satisfy the needs of a wide range of customers. To know more www.akitio.com


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