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Fixstars: Portable 12TB Four 2.5-Inch SSD Bay External Storage Solution ($12,799)

With Thunderbolt2 Akitio enclosure

Fixstars Solutions Inc., in flash storage solutions, announced the release of a high density external storage solution, totaling 12TB of storage with high I/O speeds in a small footprint.


This solution combines Fixstars’ SSD-3000M and AkiTIO’s Thunder2QUAD mini is a 3TB SATA 2.5″. Thunder2QUAD mini is an external storage enclosure that has two Thunderbolt2 ports with a size of  3.75×4.5×7.5″. This product is designed for video professionals looking for a compact, high capacity enterprise solution.

This new product is a real game changer,” said Richard Wright, VP sales and marketing, AkiTIO, Inc.12TB of portable storage is truly unheard of in the current market. You would need to carry around a couple of 8 bay units to get 12TB of data and due to the size and weight of those units they certainly would not be very portable.”

Another feature of this solution is its high bandwidth. The host server’s Thunderbolt2 ports can reach speeds of up to 1.38GB/s.

Thunderboldelivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing,” said Jason Ziller, Intel Corp.‘s director of Thunderbolt marketing. “Products like the AkiTIO Thunder2Quad mini helps highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible.”

This solution is ideal for media and entertainment professionals,” said Satoshi Miki, CEO and  co-founder of Fixstars Corporation (Tokyo). “On most ordinary SSD devices, the peak advertised performance is not consistently attainable and continuous writing will often suffer from fluctuating performance. The unique design of our SSD controller ensures consistent high throughput over the lifespan of the device.”

The AkiTIO Thunder2QUAD mini with Fixstars SSD-3000M is available on the web site of AkiTIO with the 12TB version retailing for $12,999.

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