Elgato SSDs with Thunderbolt Port at CES

Elgato has revealed 2 new high capacity Thunderbolt port equipped Solid State Drives (SSD) at CES 2012 yesterday. The drives have a write speed of 270MB/s and are completely powered from the thunderbolt port. Those of you requiring silent data transmission with fast speed are going to like this product from Elgato.

Elgato states that the metal enclosure ensures optimal heat dissipation. The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD will be available in February and come in 120GB model for $420 and a 240GB model for $700.

[spoiler]Elgato Thunderbolt™ SSD – The first ultra-portable high-speed storage solution featuring Thunderbolt technology

Munich, 9 January, 2012 – 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. The Elgato Thunderbolt™ SSD is available in February for only 399,95 Euro (120 GB) and 649,95 Euro (240 GB).

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 source nearby.

Reliable and completely silent
Unlike traditional portable hard drives, the design of the Elgato Thunderbolt™ SSD contains no moving parts, so it’s 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 399,95 Euro (120 GB version) and 649,95 Euro (240 GB version).

About Elgato
Elgato offers industry-leading TV and video solutions for the Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad. With an extensive selection of TV tuners and its award-winning EyeTV software, Elgato offers a complete range of solutions to watch and record TV and HDTV. Elgato’s video products enable high-quality video recording and conversion for consumers and professionals alike. Furthermore, Elgato offers the world’s first truly portable high-speed drive featuring Thunderbolt technology. Elgato is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California.

Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.[/spoiler]

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