Scan code: LN91267 Manufacturer code: T3NL-T3DIY-AKTB

Akitio Thunder 3 Node Lite Mac/PC PCIE Expansion box

Akitio Thunder 3 Node Lite - SSD/PCIe Expansion Card Chassis 2x TB3 USB-C, 1x PCI-Express-v3.0-x16 FHHL

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Scan code: LN91267 Manufacturer code: T3NL-T3DIY-AKTB
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Product Overview The Node Lite provides an additional PCIe slot for Thunderbolt 3 computers (e.g. laptop computers) where installing an internal expansion card is not an option and for systems where there is not enough space for more PCIe cards. The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connection not only makes adding an external PCIe card easy but it also allows you to take the device with you to use on location and move it from one system to another. Installing and replacing the PCIe card is a simple matter of removing a few thumb screws and does not require any tools.

Supports PCIe Gen3 x4 cards
The PCIe (x16) slot accepts half-length, full-height, double-width cards and provides a maximum of 25W. The four PCIe Gen3 lanes and the Thunderbolt 3 interface are capable of transfer rates up to 40Gbps, providing enough bandwidth for both the internal PCIe card as well as any additional Thunderbolt devices in the daisy chain.

Thunderbolt™ 3
Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power to bus-powered devices.

The Node Lite has two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The second port operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy-chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.

DisplayPort
The dedicated DisplayPort connector makes it easy to connect an additional monitor to extend your workspace. This video output capability requires a Thunderbolt 3 connection to the computer and will free up the second Thunderbolt 3 port for Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy-chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.

Package contents
Node Lite
Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable
Power adapter
Setup guide

System requirements (PC)
Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port

System requirements (Mac)
macOS 10.12.3 and later
Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port Features • Thunderbolt™ 3 for lightning fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps
• Dedicated DisplayPort for additional monitor to expand the workspace
• 2nd Thunderbolt port supports Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and DisplayPort devices
• 1 PCIe (x16) slot supporting half-length, full-height, double-width cards
• 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant interface
• Removable back panel for double-width cards
• Daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices
• Durable and rugged aluminum casing
• No tools required for installation


Specifications
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DOM Module No
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LAN Type N/A
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Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
24 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Scan
Telephone:
0871-472-4747
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Reviews
Akitio Thunder 3 Node Lite - SSD/PCIe Expansion Card Chassis 2x TB3 USB-C, 1x PCI-Express-v3.0-x16 FHHL is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does a good job, albeit noisily I bought the Akitio Thunder 3 Node Lite to provide upgradeable, external storage for my 2018 MacMini (rather than pay Apple's outrageous £1200 additional charge for 2TB internal storage) and, so far, I've been pleased with its performance. In the expansion case, I have installed a 2TB Samsung 970 EVO PCI Express SSD, mounted using a Kingshare M.2 NVMe SSD NGFF TO PCIE X4 adapter. Installation is tool-less and takes a couple of minutes. The Akitio Thunder 3 Node Lite is connected to my MacMini using the supplied USB-C TB3 cable. Blackmagic speed tests show the MacMini's internal (512GB) SSD writing at an average of 1792.5 MB/s and reading at 2591.9 MB/s. The external drive in the Akitio Node Lite is faster(!) writing at an average of 1954.7 MB/s and reading at 2610.5 MB/s. File transfers are lightning fast, sometimes you have to check that a file has changed as you don't have time to see any system dialogue. There is a downside, the installed fan is noisy and not speed-controlled, however this was easily fixed by replacing it with a quieter alternative. I replaced the standard fan with a Nanoxia Deep Silence 60, which cost about a tenner, and is so quiet I had to shine a torch into the case to see if it was running. I guess the SSD would probably have been fine without any fan cooling (the expansion box case is considerably larger than the drive and there's plenty of ventilation), but I'd rather be safe. All-in-all, it's a reasonable, cost-effective (compared to Apple options) way of expand the MacMini's capacity, with compromising performance.
Date published: 2019-03-29
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