SSD Thunderbolt 3 Drives For Mac

Thunderbolt 3 technology, your Mac, and NVMe flash-memory based SSD external drives are a perfect match for the never before seen blistering data transfer rates of Intel and Apple's 40Gbps ThunderBolt3 ports.

LaCie TBolt3 + USB-C SSD

NVMe Speeds To 2800MBps

The above LaCie Rugged SSD Pro drive supports either USB-C (3.1 Gen 2) or Thunderbolt 3 protocols for more versatility than most drives. The SSD Pro uses Intel’s JHL7440 Titan Ridge Thunderbolt 3 controller for connectivty to either protocol over a single Type-C port.

OWC Thunderbolt3 SSD For Mac

PCIe NVMe SSD Blade Technology

Portable Thunderbolt 3 SSD Backup Drives

We're seeing many fully native Thunderbolt 3 backup drives hit the market leveraging high-speed PCIe SSD blades which are much faster than previous generation SATA III modules. Note that most of these drives are Thunderbolt 3 ONLY - and do not support 10Gbps USB 3.1 protocols over it's Type-C cable. Note also that sometimes the cable is integrated into the enclosure and non-detachable. They may need to be used either directly connected to your Mac, or as the last device in a Thunderbolt 3 chain since they might lack a second data pass-through port.

ThunderBolt 3 SSD Drive Options

Solid-State drive technology leveraging the latest PCIe NVMe modules coupled with Thunderbolt 3 chipsets are utterly redefining the performance of Mac external backup drive storage. Flash memory storage is the best technology currently available to even begin to exploit all the bandwidth that the ThunderBolt interface offers.

G-Tech Thunderbolt 3 SSD For Mac

Blazing Speeds Up To 2800 MBps

If you own a recent Mac with Type-C Thunderbolt3 ports, you have the option of using either a native ThunderBolt 3 or a USB 3.1 USB-C solid-state drive. Pairing ThunderBolt 3 ports with one of these portable SSD ThunderBolt backup solutions will let you experience the fastest file copies and OSX TimeMachine backups ever!

Cheap Thunderbolt 3 SSD

Patriot EVLVR Solid-State Drive

ThunderBolt 3 RAID SSD Drive

Because of the insane 40Gbps bandwidth available, you need equally fast storage technologies to fully exploit it's potential. PCIe NVMe SSD blades are needed. They perform way beyond the 6Gbps limit of the SATA III interface. When multiple M.2 PCIe SSD modules are combined into a software or hardware striped RAID 0 array, they can really begin to saturate a Thunderbolt 3 bus while still leaving available bandwidth for 4K and 5K ultra-high definition video streams and other data.

Thunderbolt 3 PCIe SSD Enclosure

Four M.2 NVME PCIE Blade Slots

To truly get the most benefit of an Apple ThunderBolt 3 SSD external drive - you ideally need to have a fast SSD in your MacBook or Macintosh desktop system to match an external ThunderBolt port drive's capabilities.

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