4 lane PCI Express 2.0 compliant interface at 5.0Gbps
Removable back panel for double-width cards
Daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt™ devices
Durable and rugged aluminum casing
No tools required for installation
Includes Thunderbolt cable
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 you to daisy-chain up to 5 additional Thunderbolt devices, making this the ideal plug and play companion especially when you have to take your system with you. Replacing the card is a simple matter of removing three hand tightening screws, so no tools are required.
4K Workflow with Thunderbolt 2 Technology
Thunderbolt 2 technology incorporates DisplayPort 1.2 support, which allows for video streaming to a single 4K video monitor. If you are a video editor, you can now use a single port to connect your external Thunderbolt devices and a 4K display.
4 Lane PCI Express 2.0 Compliant Interface
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.
Provides Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports for Daisy-Chain
The second Thunderbolt 2 port lets you daisy-chain up to five Thunderbolt devices together. For example, you can attach additional external drives and even a display, all connected to the computer through a single cable.
AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box
AKiTiO Part Number
High quality aluminum with metal chassis
Mac OS Compatibility
macOS 10.9 and later
Computer with Thunderbolt port
PCIe Expansion Slots
(1) PCIe slot (x16) with 4 lane PCI Express 2.0 interface
Supports half-length, full-height and double-width cards
PCIe (x16) slot provides a maximum of 25W
(2) Thunderbolt™ 2 ports
External power adapter
UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved
Temperature (°F) 41° — 95°
Temperature (°C) 5° — 35°
Temperature (°F) −4° — 140°
Temperature (°C) −20° — 60°
Height: 2.99" (76 mm)
Length: 9.17" (233 mm)
Width: 5.87" (149 mm)
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).
Graphics cards are not supported.
Thunderbolt cable not included with all models or in all regions.
To connect this device to a Thunderbolt 3 computer, a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt adapter like the AKiTiO T3T is required.
This product has components or design elements that are patented or patent pending.
Manufacturer provided specifications for AKiTiO p/n T2PC-TIA-AKT1U UPC#: 888038001653
Thunderbolt 2 (20Gb/s)
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