Elgato is shipping its Thunderbolt SSDs

The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD combines a fast and reliable solid-state drive with Thunderbolt technology. It is housed in a metal enclosure, and the drive draws its power from the Thunderbolt port. The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD is available immediately for €399,95 (120 GB version) and €649,95 (240 GB version).

The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD offers significantly higher performance than any portable hard disk based FireWire or USB storage solution. As the Elgato Thunderbolt SSD doesn’t require an external power supply, the data on the drive is available wherever you are. The disadvantage is that you cannot daisy chain devices using the Elgato disk; it always has to be the last one in the chain.

The design of the Elgato Thunderbolt SSD contains no fans or other moving parts, so it’s silent and fault proof.

The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD is available immediately from Elgato, the Apple Store, and selected retailers.