The 16TB Thunder2 Quad from Akitio is an external storage array that comes with four 4TB hard drives and that is compatible with Windows and Mac systems. With four drives installed, the array can be software-configured into a RAID that emphasizes performance when accessing data, redundancy if a drive fails, or a combination of both. When the hard drives are configured in RAID 0, the Thunder2 offers its fastest read speed of up to 750 MB/s. Each drive is housed in one of four bays which have removable trays for future upgrades or replacements. Each bay can accept either a 2.5" or 3.5" drive that has a SATA II or SATA III connection.
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports allow you to daisy chain the Thunder2 Quad with up to five Thunderbolt devices, such as additional external drives or a monitor. A large quiet fan provides active cooling and the aluminum casing provides heat dissipation for passive cooling. Along with the array, Akitio has provided a Thunderbolt cable and power adapter.