Sonnet Breakaway vs. Akitio Node  


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January 21, 2018 2:02 am  

Hey guys,

I am looking to buy an eGPU enclosure. I am deciding between Sonnet Breakaway and Akitio Node but I can't really tell which one is better.

I am using a MacBook early 2015.

I will probably use RX 580 and I probably won't upgrade any time soon. 

Any other suggestion is appreciated!  🙂 

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January 21, 2018 3:31 am  

I haven't used the Node, but I got the Breakaway 550 for several reasons:


It's quiet out of the box. Mine is silent. 

It charges the MBP.

It's the one Apple sends with their dev kits.


And, you don't mean the 12" MacBook, right?

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Flint Ironstag
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February 10, 2018 6:15 pm  

Should be good with either one.  Price or aesthetics?

MP 6,1 | 4c | d700
MP 6,1 | 6c | d500

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February 10, 2018 8:25 pm  

Either is fine. I personally like the design of the sonnet, which is why I bought the sonnet breakaway box