Akitio Ships Special Edition Node Lite With Insanely Fast Intel Optane 905P SSD

Akitio, innovators and developers of high-tech Thunderbolt™ products has announced the availability of the new Special Edition red Node Lite with 960GB Intel® Optane™ SSD 905P. The red Node Lite bundled with an Intel Optane drive is now available on Amazon and through various Akitio resellers.

With industry-leading performance and endurance, the Node Lite with Intel® Optane™ SSD delivers incredibly fast transfer rates of up to 2600 MB/s. Connecting to a computer via Thunderbolt™ 3, this external drive is ready to handle even the most demanding storage workloads for both Mac and PC users.


Thunderbolt™ 3 for lightning fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps
Bundled with a 960GB capacity PCIe (NVMe) SSD with incredible transfer speeds of up to 2600 MB/s (2.6 Gigabytes per second!)
Transparent acrylic panel to show off the colorful LED lights on the SSD
Dedicated DisplayPort for additional monitor to expand the workspace
2nd Thunderbolt port supports Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and DisplayPort devices
Daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices
Durable and rugged aluminum casing

Intel® Optane™ SSD

The Intel® Optane™ SSD 905P is designed for the most demanding storage workloads, delivering high random read/write performance coupled with ultra-low latency and Industry-leading endurance. Built with Intel® Optane™ technology, a revolutionary class of non-volatile memory, the Intel® Optane™ SSD 905P is empowering professional users, content creators, and enthusiasts to extract greater platform performance.

The Intel® Optane™ SSD 905P provides an industry-leading 10 DWPD (Drive Writes per Day), making it the highest endurance client SSD in the market today. Professionals with the most demanding storage workloads can now tackle even bigger projects with peace of mind, counting on years of performance without the need for frequent drive replacements.

"We are extremely pleased to announce the availability of this new product," said Richard Wright, Vice President of Akitio. "We believe that Intel chose to partner with Akitio on this project due to the fact that Akitio is a serious developer and innovator of Thunderbolt products. While many other companies currently selling Thunderbolt products merely slap their logo onto products developed by other companies, Akitio has been and continues to be a leading developer and trendsetter in the Thunderbolt ecosystem. All Akitio products are developed in-house and often in conjunction with Intel and other partners. Akitio has become well known as a company that has the knowledge and flexibility to develop new products much quicker than the competition. Akitio focuses on new and cutting edge products such as Thunderbolt 3 and the Intel Optane technology and we are indeed pleased to have been chosen to partner with Intel to bring this plug and play product to market."

The Node Lite with Optane is currently bundled with a 960GB Intel® Optane™ SSD 905P. Akitio also intends to release other versions of the red Node Lite with larger capacity Optane drives as those drives become available from Intel.

Price & Availability

The Node Lite with Optane is now available on Amazon and through other resellers and retail outlets for $1499.99.

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