Fastest ThunderBolt3 External Drives For Mac

The absolutely fastest Thunderbolt drives leverage the prowess of ThunderBolt 3 storage peripherals for MacBook laptops and Macintosh desktops. In it's 3rd iteration of Intel and Apple's ThunderBolt interface, the bandwidth increases to 40Gbps and adopts the same Type-C connectors found in the USB-C market. It may seem confusing, but ThunderBolt 3 ports speak both Thunderbolt 3 AND USB 3.1 protocols in a single, unifying connector It's poised to dominate the personal computing and personal consumer electronics space for the next decade and thensome for nearly any kind of PC or Mac computer accessory imaginable! Fast or slow, USB or ThunderBolt 3: One connector to rule them all.

Currently Shipping ThunderBolt 3 Chipset Drives

Look no further than Other World Computing who recently started shipping their solid-state PCIe Thunderbolt 3 native interface drives with mind-blowing read/write performance and a broad range of storage capacities for tech budgets big or small.

OWC ThunderBlade PCIEe External SSD

250, 500, 1TB and 2TB Storage Capacities


       
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Full ThunderBolt 3 SSD

2400 Read-1500 Write Speeds!
G-Tech TBolt 3 HDD

4-10TB Capacities


ThunderBolt 3 SSD Backup Drive

Whether using conventional 2.5" SATA SSD drives or high-speed mSATA or M.2 solid-state modules, SSD ThunderBolt3 storage will be an extremely fast and affordable Mac backup solution for many MacBook and Macintosh desktop computer users.

Patriot EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 SSD

Cheap 512GB TB3 SSD Drive For Mac


ThunderBolt 3 HDD Backup Drive

Offering dirt cheap, high-capacity multi-gigabyte storage on the cheap, ThunderBolt 3 external hard disk drives will deliver Terabytes of reasonably fast and voluminous storage potential for pennies per Gigabyte.

ThunderBolt 3 SSD RAID Backup Drive

Multi-drive RAID disk arrays that incorporate solid-state PCIe NVMe SSD modules are best suited to fill the potential 40Gbps bandwidth. SSD ThunderBolt3 RAID storage will offer hardcore Mac users in data intensive markets the ultimate in data Read/Write speeds - while leaving plenty of bandwidth available to drive multiple 4k or 5K ultra HD monitors and any other peripherals.

ThunderBolt 3 HDD RAID Backup Drive

Multi-drive RAID disk arrays that utilize conventional spinning-platter mechanical hard disk drives will have thier place in the HDD ThunderBolt3 storage market as well. They'll deliver extremely high capacity storage at the lowest cost per gigabyte while still delivering excellent performance in striped RAID 0 configurations.

LaCie 2Big Thunderbolt 3 HDD RAID

With Integrated USB 3.0 Hub & SD/CF Card Reader


Rapid Growth Of Thunderbolt 3 Peripherals

It isn't just the Apple world. Intel is really pushing Thunderbolt3 technology on the Windows PC platform side of things, far more agressively than earlier incarnations of Thunderbolt. As such drive manufacturers are bringing Thunderbolt3 compatible storage devices, enclosures, multi-port docking stations, dongles and other TB3 gadgets to market far more quickly than earlier incarnations. That's a good thing not just for the Apple / Mac plaform, but the future of computing in general.