Swift Sketcher

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 26, 2007
I'm surprised that almost half a year into the introduction of thunderbolt ports, there is only one (expensive!) external thunderbolt SSD available on the market:


Is there a release roadmap for when we'll be seeing more drives enter the market? It's been a pretty long wait so far!


macrumors 601
Jul 17, 2010
Thunderbolt is very expensive to implement still. SSD's are expensive still. If you can afford to have these luxury items generally you have a computer that has plenty of storage so external is a moot point. Also when the embargo on TB is lifted Intel will make it more public and Dell will start selling and the price will most likely go down.


macrumors 68000
Jul 24, 2007
Troutdale, OR
I am hopeful that in 2 more years ssd & thunderbolt drives will be much more common. Apple was a very early adopter "first", of thunderbolt so hopefully when more computer companies jump on the intel thunderbolt bandwagon there will finally be the critical mass needed by the drive manufacturers.

At this point I would be very happy with a usb3/esata to thunderbolt converter, at least until straight thunderbolt device prices become more common.
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