Elgato Thunderbolt SSD (240GB)
If priced lower and equipped with a shorter Thunderbolt cable, the Elgato Thunderbolt SSD would make an excellent portable drive for a Mac owner. For now it's an option for those who absolutely need a fast storage device to accompany their Macbook Air or Macbook Pro.
- Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $399.99
The good: The compact and sturdy Elgato Thunderbolt SSD is the first bus-powered (no power adapter needed) Thunderbolt storage device. It offers very good performance.
The bad: The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD doesn't come with a Thunderbolt cable of its own and has just one Thunderbolt port. The drive is very expensive and caps at just 240GB.
The bottom line: 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 device.
May 8, 2012 1:39 PM PDT
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