Akitio: Thunder2 PCIe Expansion Box


SKU: Ak-T2PC-TIA Category:

Product Description

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.



  • Two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports for lightning fast speeds of up to 20Gb/s
  • 1 PCIe (x16) slot supporting half-length, full-height, double-width cards
  • 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
Model No. AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box
Part No. T2PC-TIA
Certifications ·         CE

·         FCC

·         Thunderbolt™ technology

Case material ·         High quality aluminum with metal chassis
Application ·         1 x PCIe card

·         Supports half-length, full-height and double-width cards

·         PCIe (x16) slot provides a maximum of 25W

·         Does NOT support graphic cards

RAID mode Not applicable
Interface/Ports ·         2x Thunderbolt™ 2 ports

·         1x internal PCIe (x16) slot with 4 lane PCI Express interface

Data transfer ·         Thunderbolt™ 2 interface up to 20Gbps
System requirements (PC) Not supported
System requirements (Mac) ·         Mac OS 10.9 or above

·         Computer with Thunderbolt connector

System environment ·         Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C

·         Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C

·         Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)

Power supply ·         External power adapter (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)

·         Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz

·         Output: DC +12V/5A

Fan noise level ·         23 dB(A)
Dimensions (LxWxH) ·         9.17 inches x 5.87 inches x 2.99 inches

·         23.3cm x 14.9cm x 7.6cm

Package contents ·         AKiTiO Thunder2 PCIe Box

·         Thunderbolt cable

·         Power adapter

·         Setup guide

Carton/Packing ·         Retail Box Size: 12.4 x 12 x 4.9 in. (31.5 x 30.5 x 12.5 cm)

·         Carton Size (6pcs per carton): 25.6 x 15.7 x 13.8 in. (65 x 40 x 35 cm)

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.