I've always loved the old Mac 'Pro cheese-grater' design, and computer storage company Akitio has been using it as an inspiration for the new Thunderbolt 3 drive enclosure.
The company says that the Akitio Thunder3 Quad X is designed for use with the MacBook Pro. Previous versions - which have a more general design - do not support Macs
Quad X holds four drives and can accommodate hard drive drives 3.5 "hard drives, 2.5" or solid state drives (SSD's). Quad X is designed for use with the new line of Apple MacBook Pro 2016/2017.
This is especially for those who work with high-resolution video.
"Quad X is our third compatible macros enclosure and will be very useful for anyone who handles large amounts of data like compressed video files 4K and 8K," says Richard Wright, VP of Sales & Marketing for Akitio. "Thunder3 Quad X is very affordable and will allow users to store, transfer, store, protect, and edit their creative content better while also freeing up valuable space on their computers."
This unit supports transfer rates up to 1375 MB / s while delivering two 4K video streams to connected displays. It also supports daisy-chaining equipment from TB3.
Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports and DisplayPort video output to connect to the latest 4K 60Hz display while supporting Power Delivery (PD) up to 27W. Thunder3 Thunder 3 Thunder3 Quad X operates with Thunderbolt 3 computer ports by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy chained), and allows users to connect USB Type-C devices (10Gb / s) such as external Hard drives, and DisplayPort monitors.
This device supports TB3 Power Uploading, supplying 27w power to Mac and other connected devices that support the TB3-PD standard.
It will be available from Q3 at a price of $ 379, which is a decent value for a TB3 multi-drive cage. The company currently offers a range of other Thunderbolt 3 products, including the Quad Mini shown below.