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Elgato's Thunderbolt SSD goes on sale

External SSD shuns USB 3.0

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TV tuner specialist Elgato's surprise foray into storage goes on sale this week.

Elgato Thunderbolt SSD

Its solid-state drive is packed into a case the same size as an average portable hard drive. But instead of a USB 2.0 port, there's a Thunderbolt connector.

That makes it available for use with modern Macs - and any Windows machine equipped with the Intel-developed high-speed connectivity tech.

Elgato Thunderbolt SSD

Flash chips being as pricey as they are, the Elgato drive will set you back a wad: £350 for the 120GB drive, or £570 for the 240GB version. ®

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