ThunderBox – the PCIe 3.0 expander, 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.

This customer-oriented can create dozens of variations that depends on your need. Such as expanding the host numbers from 4 Thunderbolt 3 host numbers to 16 and creating an environment with Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe interfaces.

Key Features

  • Thunderbolt 3/PCIe co-editing members up to 16
  • Enlarge the capacities to 2 Petabyte (using 8TB HDDs)
  • Support all T-Share Thunderbolt 3 Storage
  • Support PCIe Host with Accusys HBA card
  • Compatible with MAC/Windows/Linux



*The port 1 must be connected to one of T-Share Thunderbolt 3 Storage
* Connect via QSFP cable

The solution for the length of Thunderbolt 3 cable and also the compatibility with MAC/Windows/Linux

Currently, most Thunderbolt 3 users encounter a problem which is the limitation of Thunderbolt 3 length has only 2 meters. ThunderBox the PCIe 3.0 hub, is using QSFP cable which the maximum of length is 100 meters. For the Linux users who can’t access the Thunderbolt 3 storage because the kernel restriction, just adding an Accusys HBA card into your host and connecting with the ThunderBox PCIe port, and you can share your data with others in the same Accusys T-share storage. Originally, A12T3-Share already contains with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports and 1 PCIe 3.0 ports, but using ThunderBox to expand, the PCIe 3.0 users can go up to 3 and Thunderbolt 3 users go up to 4.

Expanding the co-editing Thunderbolt 3 user numbers with Thunderbox

Linking through the PCIe ports between ThunderBox and four A12T3-Shares, to get the maximum of 16 users to work at the same time. For the true collaboration, editors, colorist, VFX artists and sound designers that divided into 4 groups to edit in one A12T3-share and then to share the data through ThunderBox creating the best performance and work experience.