Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/08/elgato_thunderbolt_ssd_goes_on_sale/

Elgato's Thunderbolt SSD goes on sale

External SSD shuns USB 3.0

By Caleb Cox

Posted in Hardware, 8th March 2012 16:09 GMT

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. ®