Elgato Thunderbolt SSD Thunderbolt

  • Elgato Thunderbolt SSD Thunderbolt
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  • Stylish.
  • Lightweight.
  • Super fast.


  • Gets a little hot during use.
  • Very expensive.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Macworld UK on 80

Elgato’s Thunderbolt SSD is solidly built and performs well. However, it’s also the most expensive drive in this group by a large margin, costing almost £240 for 120GB storage. The Thunderbolt SSD gets full marks for build quality, with...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Incredible performance if you need the absolute best external hard disk, but you don't get a lot of...

By PC Advisor on 70

The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD is undoubtedly a quick drive by the standards of many portable storage drives. But current limitations from supporting electronics means it can only work at SATA Revison 2.0 speeds of around 270MBps, rather than the...

By PCWorld India on

Coming in 120GB and 240GB capacities, and priced at $430 and $700 respectively, Elgato's is a solid-state drive that offers a nice speed boost over FireWire 800, but is overall slower than other Thunderbolt drives we've tested. (We tested the...

By Macworld on

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By Mac|Life on 100

If you can afford it and you can justify the cost, you’d be a fool not to invest in this portable little speed demon. Product Thunderbolt SSD Company Elgato Contact www.elgato.com Price 120GB $429.95; 240GB $699.95 Requirements ...

By TechRadar on 80

The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD's appeal lies in its pairing of a solid-state drive with a speedy Thunderbolt connection. Although its price tag is eye-watering in pence-per-gigabyte, it's at the more affordable end of Thunderbolt storage devices....

By cnet on 72

The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD offers speed and convenience for a very high premium. With limited storage and a very high price tag, the drive is only suitable for Thunderbolt-enabled Mac owners with deep pocket and a dire need for a high-speed storage...

By MacNN on 70

Although Elgato is better known for its EyeTV tuners, the company has entered the storage market with several Thunderbolt solid-state drives. The external storage devices pair flash chips with a Thunderbolt connection to enable much faster data transfer...

By tuaw.com on

Update : Added BareFeats performance testing information.If there's one word I'd pick to describe Elgato's newest Mac peripheral, the Thunderbolt SSD external drive , it would have to be "minimalist." With this product, the company has...

By Bare Feats on

The Elgato blows away all other bus-powered storage such as USB and FireWire....

International Review By Blogue de Geek on 95

Il faut comprendre que ce produit ne s’adresse pas à tous. Il est rapide et dispendieux et son public cible est les professionnels qui ont besoin avant toute chose d’un disque ultrarapide. Au prix d’environ 400€ pour le...