Plugable’s Latest Thunderbolt 3 External SSD Drive Offers Amazing Performance

External Thunderbolt drives are everywhere now … I wouldn’t mind getting one myself.

Plugable’s new 480GB external NVME SSD drive hits performance levels not possible before Thunderbolt 3. Connect the drive to a Thunderbolt 3 port to gain 480GB of extra storage with amazing speeds of up to 2400+ MB/sec read and 1200+ MB/sec write, all without the need for an external power connection. These speeds make this external drive a no-compromise performance solution for video editing, backup, and any tasks which demand maximum disk performance. “Thunderbolt 3 is a revolutionary technology,” said Bernie Thompson, CEO of Plugable Technologies. “We’ve created our line of high-end docks, adapters, and drives to show it off.”

“Plugable’s new external drive makes the most of the performance and power provided by Thunderbolt 3,” said Jason Ziller, General Manager, Client Connectivity Division at Intel. “Thunderbolt 3 enables portable drives like this to hit peak performance, all over a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.”

The drive is compatible with all Thunderbolt 3-enabled PCs and laptops, including the new Apple* MacBook Pro*. Thunderbolt 3 supports up to 40 Gbps throughput and the Plugable drive makes use of that bandwidth to operate at the maximum speed of its high-performance, built-in 480GB M.2 SSD. The solution offers speeds much higher than can be achieved by USB 3.1 Gen 2, which is limited to 10 Gbps. And it’s all powered by Thunderbolt 3 over one USB-C cable – no external power adapter is required.

The Plugable 480GB Thunderbolt 3 drive is expected in Q1 2018. Learn more at

Source: TPU


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