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CES 2012 – Elgato Announce the Elgato Thunderbolt SSD


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This week at CES, Elgato, usually known for their TV products, announced the Elgato Thunderbolt SSD.


Lightning-fast, reliable and completely silent – Elgato today announces the Elgato Thunderbolt SSD, the ultimate portable high-speed storage solution. The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD combines a fast and reliable solid-state drive with revolutionary Thunderbolt technology to form an ultra-portable solution that dramatically outperforms portable FireWire and USB drives. Housed in a robust metal enclosure, the high-speed drive draws its power directly through the Thunderbolt port without needing a separate power supply.

Lightning-fast and ultraportable

Pairing a speedy Solid State Drive (SSD) with the unrivaled bandwidth of the Thunderbolt interface, the Elgato Thunderbolt SSD offers significantly higher performance than any portable FireWire or USB storage solutions. As the Elgato Thunderbolt SSD draws its power directly through the Thunderbolt port, it doesn’t require an external power supply. That way, the data on the drive is always available – even when there’s no power sourece nearby.

Reliable and completely silent

Unlike traditional portable hard drives, the design of the Elgato Thunderbolt(TM) SSD contains no moving parts, so it’s more resilient to rough handling, and less prone to faults. The metal enclosure doesn’t just look great – it also ensures optimal heat dissipation. As this design doesn’t need a noisy fan, it operates completely silently, despite its constantly screaming performance.

Pricing and availability

The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD is available in February and can be purchased from Elgato (, Apple and selected retailers for £349.95 (120 GB version) and £569.95 (240 GB version).

You can learn more by visiting the Elgato website.

Andrew Edney
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