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Elgato 120GB Thunderbolt SSD

Elgato 120GB Thunderbolt SSD
alaScore 89

9 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 6 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 75/100 and users rate it 73/100. The average review date is Sep 27, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 188368 reviews from other Solid-State Drives. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Aug 17, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Elgato 120GB Thunderbolt SSD


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Elgato 120GB Thunderbolt SSD from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Elgato Thunderbolt SSD 120 GB, Portable High-Speed Drive 270 MB/s, Solid Metal EnclosureElgato Thunderbolt SSD 120 GB, Portable High-Speed Drive 270 MB/s, Solid Metal Enclosure

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (

Elgato Thunderbolt SSD 120GB


To the device's credit, it does host a solid-state drive on the inside, which is already very expensive. In my tests, it offered faster performance by far than any other bus-powered portable drives. Since Macs generally don't offer USB 3.0, it's...

The compact and sturdy Elgato Thunderbolt SSD is the first bus-powered (no power adapter needed) Thunderbolt storage device. It offers very good performance.

The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD doesn't come with a Thunderbolt cable of its own and has just one Thunderbolt port. The drive is very expensive and caps at just 240GB.

The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD offers speed and convenience for a very high premium. With limited storage and a very high price tag, the drive is only suitable for Thunderbolt-enabled Mac owners with deep pocket and a dire need for a high-speed storage...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Alan Stonebridge (

Elgato Thunderbolt SSD 120GB review


Speedy and stylish solid-state

Affordable for Thunderbolt drive ; Good performance

Expensive per gigabyte ; Speed comes at a premium

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black
Housing material:Metal
Internal: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90

Other Features

Built-in battery: No
Device connectivity:Wired

Packaging Content


Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box


Data Transfer Rate:2.109
Solid-state drive capacity:120
Solid-state drive interfaces:Thunderbolt
Wi-Fi: No

Ports & interfaces

Thunderbolt technology:Y

Technical Details

Operating relative humidity range:5 - 80
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90

Weight & Dimensions