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[CN] Elgato Thunderbolt SSD review: The crazy price of the magic

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Bus-powered portable drives, those that don't need a separate power adapter to work, are not new and have been in the market for years. But the Elgato Thunderbolt SSD is the first made specifically for Macs and for now can only work with Macs.

For this reason, like many thing Apple-made, it changes everything all over, again.

For one, it's by far the fastest bus-powered portable drive on the market, though not at all the fastest among Thunderbolt storage devices. Secondly, it's super-expensive at $700 for 240GB (or $450 for 120GB).

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Woe, pretty freaking expensive, yeah..
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Too freaking expensive. I think I will just stick with USB HDD's if that is the pricing.
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Waiting for intel to mainstream the Thunderbolt on next gen boards to deflate prices. Otherwise, very nifty... if you've got the cash.
 
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what special about it?rolleyes.gif
    
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what special about it?rolleyes.gif

Apple, must I continue?
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what special about it?rolleyes.gif

what so special? simple... its made for Apple ONLY.... isn't that special enough?
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i ll take a lightpeak version with a seperate powercord instead!make it compatible to pcie3 and i ll be happy!
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Your apple hate blinders have made you miss the point. This drive will EASILY outpace a usb3.0 drive. If you want fast external storage, this is it.
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Your apple hate blinders have made you miss the point. This drive will EASILY outpace a usb3.0 drive. If you want fast external storage, this is it.

Yes, and LightPeak / Thunderbolt is NOT an Apple exclusive tech, it was made by Intel, and they hold the Patents, which means, we will soon get it as well, all Apple hate aside...

I cannot wait till everything is LightPeak, seriously... biggrin.gif
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So it is INTEL who is being extremely greedy here and nort apple eh?

WHy is it that Apple users will shell out rediculou smoney for anything to do with an Apple?


Stuff is soo amazingly bloated in price and not worth it at all, Crazy mofo's is what it is...
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