New Buffalo Thunderbolt drive with SSD coming soon

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by varunkrish, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. varunkrish macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2009
    Hi guys ,

    just saw this link on a japanese forum and wanted to share it

    It looks like this is the SSD version of the popular and cost effective Buffalo Ministation thunderbolt drive

    Anyone who understands japanese. Translate it for the rest of us please :D

    Just used Google translate and from what I understood , it can reach upto 300 MB/s :eek:
  2. misterbig macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Nice find, but I'm pretty sure that the price will be extremely prohibitive for the first year at least. Not to mention the max SSD size will be pretty small.
  3. jamswirl macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2011
  4. g4cube macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2003
    Original page disappeared. Found another location here:,2817,2409961,00.asp

    "LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt (120GB SSD) $299.99"

    Speedy SSD. Thunderbolt Interface. USB 3.0. Both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cable included. Ruggedized to take commuting abuse. SSD can be moved while in use. Easy setup utility.
    Still pricey on a GB per dollar basis.
    If you need the fastest, rugged portable storage, the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt is the drive you want. It's made for a Mac, but is strong enough for a PC, especially now that Thunderbolt is available on Windows laptops.

    "Where the LaCie drive really shines is throughput. It returned an insane 432 MB/sec read and 191.5 MB/sec write throughput via USB 3.0 on our AJA system test, which tests the drives' throughput on video operations. The LaCie returned similar numbers on the Thunderbolt interface (379 MB/sec read, 200 MB/sec write), showing that the SSD is the speed demon in the equation."

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