Accusys Thunderbox PCIe expansion. Accusys Thunderbox PCIe 3.0 Expansion Box
ThunderBox: PCIe 3.0 Expansion Box, Designed for Accusys T-Share Series
ThunderBox, the PCIe 3.0 expansion box equipped with 4 PCIe 3.0 ports, not only expands the capacities but increases the PCIe/Thunderbolt 3 host numbers by connecting with Accusys T-Share RAID enclosure.
ThunderBox has dozens of workflow combinations depending on your needs, whether to expand your workgroup from 4 workstations to a maximum of 16, or to create an environment that uses different operating systems such as MAC, Windows, and Linux simultaneously.
- Expand the co-editing members to 16
- Enlarge the capacity to over 3 PB (using 14TB HDD)
- Support all T-Share Thunderbolt 3 storage
- Support PCIe host with Accusys HBA card
- Compatible with MAC/Windows/Linux
*Port 1 must be connected to one of the T-Share Thunderbolt 3 storage
*Connect via QSFP cable
Solution for the limited length of Thunderbolt 3 cable and the diversity of OS platforms
Currently, most Thunderbolt 3 users encounter a common problem with the limitation of the length of Thunderbolt 3 cable, which is only 2 meters long. To approach this problem, ThunderBox uses QSFP cables with length options from 2 meters to 100 meters. can expand to the maximum length of 100 meters.
For Linux users who can’t access Thunderbolt 3 storage because of kernel restriction, by just adding an Accusys HBA card into the host and connecting with the ThunderBox PCIe port, data in the T-Share storage can be easily shared with others. Originally, A12T3-Share comes with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports and 1 PCIe 3.0 port. With ThunderBox the editor numbers can be expanded to 4 for Thunderbolt 3 users and 3 for PCIe 3.0 users.
Experience the Thunderbolt 3 speed and expand your workstation numbers with ThunderBox.
Users can connect ThunderBox and A12T3-Share via the PCIe port to get a maximum of 16 workstations to work together and have access to the same volume. It is highly recommended to divide the editors into four groups and each group can share the data with one another through ThunderBox to maximize storage performance and get the best work experience.