Plugable Thunderbolt 3 480GB NVMe SSD (Up to 2400MB/s+ Read, 1200MB/s+ Write)
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- UNRIVALED SPEED – The Plugable TBT3-NVME480 480GB external NVME SSD drive hits performance levels not possible before Thunderbolt 3. Connect the drive to a Thunderbolt 3 port to gain 480GB of external storage with amazing speeds of up to 2400+ MB/sec read and 1200+ MB/sec write, all without the need for an external power connection
- PRO PERFORMANCE – Great for video editors and content creators requiring fast scratch storage, as a secondary/portable OS boot drive on supported host systems, and for any other workloads that need maximum external storage throughput (Note: creating an external boot drive may require the drive to be reformatted with a specific filesystem depending on your specific configuration)
- THUNDERBOLT 3 – Requires Thunderbolt 3-equipped host Mac or Windows system; will not function on a non-Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port. Drive comes pre-formatted in exFAT for best compatibility with macOS, Windows, and Linux. Compatible with Thunderbolt 3-enabled Macs and PCs, including the new Late 2016 & 2017 Apple MacBook Pro, 2017 iMac / iMac Pro (Mac compatibility in macOS only; Boot Camp not supported at this time)
- PERFORMANCE DETAILS – Read/Write performance and formatted capacity will vary based on workload, host system configuration & Operating System. Some host systems support x4 PCI Express lanes over Thunderbolt 3, and others support x2 PCIe lanes. Systems with PCIe x2 configuration will have max performance of ~1200MB/s R / ~1200MB/s W
- We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. Our TBT3-NVME480 includes a standard 18 month, 698 TBW limited warranty (extended to 36 months with product registration) and Seattle-based email support
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The Plugable TBT3-NVME480 480GB external NVME SSD drive hits performance levels not possible before Thunderbolt™ 3. Connect the drive to a Thunderbolt 3 port to gain 480GB of extra storage with amazing speeds of up to 2400+ MB/sec read and 1200+ MB/sec write, all without the need for an external power connection. The Plugable Thunderbolt 3 480GB NVMe SSD meets the demands of portable external storage for content creators and other users that require top-tier performance.
A Content Creator's Dream Storage
No moving parts, no external power, solid aluminum construction, and full-speed 40gbps Thunderbolt 3 connectivity make this the ideal extension of the storage for your Thunderbolt 3-equipped workstations and laptops.
It works right out of the box, pre-formatted with exFAT to make it compatibile and interchangable with any Thunderbolt 3-enabled Mac or Windows system. Directly import media into your favorite editing applications, and discover external storage the way it should be.
Weighing only 6.2oz and with a minimal profile of 108mm x 65mm x 14.5mm it can be tucked in a pocket or bag without hassle. Includes a carrying bag to protect the anodized aluminum finish and keep your other devices safe from scratches on-the-go.
Basic Requirements and Specs
- Requires Thunderbolt 3-equipped USB-C interface
- Does NOT support USB-C connections that do not feature Thunderbolt 3
- 480GB external storage with PCIe Gen3 x4 link*
- (NVMe module is not user upgradable)
- Up to 2400+ MB/s read, and 1200+ MB/s write for sequential transfers*
- Integrated 18cm/7″ 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 cable
- macOS Sierra and later
- Mac compatibility in macOS only; Boot Camp not supported at this time
- Windows 10, 8.1, or 7
- Uses the multi-platform exFAT file system
- (Can be reformatted for use with other file systems)
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|Hard-Drive Size||480 GB||1 TB||480 GB||1 TB||2 TB||2 TB|
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|Item Dimensions||—||0.4 x 2.3 x 3 in||—||1 x 1 x 1 in||3 x 5 x 1 in||0.98 x 4.53 x 7.99 in|
|Size||—||1 TB||—||1TB||2TB USB-C||—|