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Best Thunderbolt devices of 2014

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Thunderbolt is the latest peripheral connection type; it offers up to 10Gbps data rates and the ability to daisy chain up to seven devices together. Thunderbolt-based storage devices are very fast -- generally faster than a computer's internal drive -- and they make a great solution for professionals, such as photographers or filmmakers. Here is a current list of the top Thunderbolt storage solutions.

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LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2

The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 is worth every penny of its hefty price tag, but only to those needing a super-fast and compact storage device.

Price: $1,299.00 - $1,299.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

The fastest portable drive

Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ (256GB)

Don't let the compact design of the Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ fool you! It's the fastest portable storage device on the market. Here's CNET's full review of the drive.

Price: $463.99 - $494.78 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt

Fast, flexible, rugged, and affordable, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is one of the best high-end portable drives on the market.

Price: $299.99 - $410.58 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

G-Tech G-RAID with Thunderbolt

All things considered, the G-Tech G-RAID with Thunderbolt makes a decent investment for Mac owners who have the funds for a fast storage solution.

Price: $399.99 - $894.05 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Top capacity Thunderbolt portable drive

WD My Passport Pro

The WD My Passport Pro is an all-around excellent storage solution for any Thunderbolt-enabled Macs, particularly the MacBook Pro or Air.

Price: $373.57 - $464.25 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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