Review: Akitio Thunder 3 Dock Pro with 10 GbE, SD card 4.0 and CFast 2.0 [Video]

When you think of Thunderbolt 3 accessories, there are only a handful of companies as much as Akitio. The company, headquartered in California, has released numerous Thunderbolt 3 centric products for Mac users, and recently it has sent the latest products with docks on a 10 GbE connection.

In addition to 10 GbE connection, the dock is equipped with a speedy UHS-II compatible SD card 4.0 reader and rare CFast 2.0 slot. Where is Akitio Thunder 3 Dock Pro suitable for Mac users' workflow? Please visit our practical Synopsys video review.

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  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 port
  • 1 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet port to support autonegotiation
  • 3 x USB 3.1 (gen 1) port
  • 1 x CFast 2.0 card slot
  • 1 x SD Card 4.0 (UHS – II) Slot
  • 1 x eSATA host port
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 port
  • 60 W power supply
  • Cooling fan switch for 0 dB operation
  • All aluminum chassis
  • 0.5 m Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • 150 W power brick
  • Dimensions: 8.35 x 4.25 x 1.36 inch
  • Price: $ 349.99

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There are 87 W power supply not in this dock, USB 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI etc, but in addition to many other I / O there is not another Thunderbolt 3 dock with 10 GbE connectivity. If you need a faster Ethernet connection, this dock is one of several options available on the market today.

150 W power bricks are big, I am in charge

The other 10 GbE Thunderbolt 3 option is a stand-alone solution that does not require extra I / O, such as Akitio's Thunder 3 10G network adapter and Sonnet's Solo 10 G adapter, but the advantage of a stand-alone solution is bus power. On the other hand, Thunder 3 Dock Pro has become somewhat heavier …

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