Akitio Builds World's First Bus-powered Thunderbolt SSD

Akitio has announced a new external SSD, which can brag about not one, but two features! For starters, it is a Thunderbolt-based storage device, meaning that it can reach some very high transfer speeds. In addition, according to Akitio, it is the first ever fully bus-powered 512 GB Thunderbolt storage device, meaning that it does not need an external power supply. The new SSDs will be known as the Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition drives.

"We are extremely proud to have created the world's first, fully bus-powered Thunderbolt product with a 512GB SSD," stated Richard Wright, director of global distribution, Akitio. "Video editing and post production professionals have been clamoring for a high capacity, bus-powered Thunderbolt storage solution, and we are confident that our 512GB Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition will fulfill those needs."

The units feature read speeds of up to 502 MB/s, with write speeds up to 311 MB/s.

Akitio has already released the Thunderbolt SSDs; they are available through select retailers with an MSRP of $599.

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  • therogerwilco
    too expensive
  • nebun
    a little expensive if you ask me :(
  • ordos96
    LaCie already has a drive with a thunderbolt port that doesn't need an external power supply. Not sure what exactly they think they have the first of....