Elgato Thunderbolt Solid State Drive
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why are the speeds quoted here for thunderbolt ssd device less than the speeds quoted for a similar usb2 device (eg Western Digital 1TB My Passport)?
- Asked by Anthony B from Peppermint Grove
- Jun 8, 2012
2 Answers from the Community
I would suggest you are confusing your Mbit/s with your Mbyte/s. The speed quoted for the Elgato 120 GB Thunderbolt Solid State Drive is 270 Mbyte/s. the maximum theoretical speed for USB 2.0 is 60 Mbyte/s so the USB 2.0 version of Western Digital 1TB My Passport will not be faster than that.
- Answered by Philip K
- Jun 11, 2012
If they are they are wrong, thunderbolt is faster than any peripheral that is consumer grade, including USB3, firewire, etc.
- Answered by Alfred S from Roseville
- Jun 12, 2012