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Akitio Palm RAID Thunderbolt 256GB Portable Storage Review (Page 1)

Akitio Palm RAID Thunderbolt 256GB Portable Storage Review

We check out the latest from Akitio, the Palm RAID Thunderbolt. Built to put the power of Thunderbolt in your hand, follow as Tyler tells us all about it.

By Tyler Bernath on Jun 10, 2014 12:35 am CDT
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Akitio

Introduction

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Akitio has been pushing Thunderbolt storage solutions since the beginning, and as the technology has started to catch on, it now has a full Thunderbolt ready portfolio.

One of their newer products coming to market is the Palm RAID Thunderbolt. This device houses two mSATA SSDs inside an aluminum chassis slightly larger than a standard 2.5 inch drive. The kicker of this product is not the performance, but rather that the device is bus powered. One of the biggest downfalls of almost every Thunderbolt product we have reviewed over the last year has been the added heft of having to plug the device into the wall for power; so it's a welcomed design to have our first bus powered Thunderbolt SSD solution in-house.

Compatibility of the Akitio Palm RAID Thunderbolt extends to OS X 10.7+ and even Windows 7 and 8 via a driver available on Akitio's website.

Pricing, Availability and Specifications

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MSRP of the 256GB Palm RAID Thunderbolt is listed at $399.99 with a two-year warranty.

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Tyler Bernath

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Tyler Bernath

Growing up in a small farm town in northern Ohio, technology was never around unless it was in a tractor. At the early age of nine years old, my parents brought home our very first PC and I was instantly hooked and quickly learned what it meant to format a hard drive, spending many nights reinstalling Windows 95 as my parents slept. As I grew up, many things changed around me, but my love and enthusiast nature always kept my PC at my side. Eager to get deeper into technology, I started reviewing products.

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