Best Thunderbolt devices of 2015


Thunderbolt is the latest peripheral connection type; it offers up to 10Gbps (original Thunderbolt) or up to 20Gbps (Thunderbolt 2) data rates, the support for HD audio/video signals, 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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G-Tech G-Speed Studio R Thunderbolt 2

Professionals who need a powerful storage device for data-intensive tasks will find that the G-Tech G-Speed Studio R Thunderbolt 2 is an excellent investment.

Price: £1,718.79 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: £300.94 - £311.69 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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