No-compromise storage.

Choosing an external drive is harder than it should be. But why should you have to choose between convenience, data protection and good looks? Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ unites the most advanced storage technology in a revolutionary high-speed solution.


Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ utilizes a Solid State Drive (SSD) to store your data, dramatically outperforming other portable drives. With transfer speeds up to 420 MB/s, it’s a worthy companion for your MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or Ultrabook with built-in flash storage.


While you’re on the go, less is more. That’s why Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is engineered to draw power directly from a single Thunderbolt or USB port, without needing a separate power supply. This way, your data is always there with you, even when you’re not near a power source.


Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ features both the most advanced and the most common connectivity standards to make sure you can always access your files. With Thunderbolt™ technology, you’re all set for the future of high performance interfaces. Meanwhile, the backward compatible USB 3.0 port ensures that you can connect Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ to virtually any computer that you need. No matter whether it’s a Mac or a PC running Windows.



Due to the lack of moving, mechanical parts, Solid State Drives are far less prone to accidental damage than traditional hard drives. But Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ doesn’t just use any SSD: with Plextor True Speed technology, server-grade controller chips guarantee sustained high performance, while high quality flash chips and custom firmware provide the lowest average annualized failure rate (AFR) in the industry.



Elgato Thunderbolt™ Drive+ is designed to work without the need for a noisy fan. With its inaudible Solid State Drive, that means you’ll never hear a sound, despite its constantly screaming performance.


Your valuable data is always protected by a rock-solid metal enclosure. No dust particle can reach the inside of Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+, and even splashes of liquid can do no harm to your files. This has earned Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ IP64 certification – for you, it means a drive that’s not only beautiful, but also trustworthy.


Also available with 256 GB

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Technical Specifications

  • Interfaces: Thunderbolt™, USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Dimensions: 83 x 21 x 131 mm / 3.3 x 0.8 x 5.2 in
  • Weight: 270g / 9.5 oz
  • Capacity: 512GB

System Requirements

  • Mac: OS X 10.6.8 or later, Thunderbolt™, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
  • PC: Windows 7 or later, Thunderbolt™, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port

Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is preformatted as a HFS+ Mac drive and can be easily reformatted for use with Windows PCs. Download User's Guide 

FCC Compliance Statement for Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+  -  Click here to read more

What's IncludedTop

  • Elgato Thunderbolt™ Drive+ 512 GB
  • Elgato Thunderbolt™ Cable
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Protective Port Cover
  • User’s Guide
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"Elgato don't just use any SSD inside. The server-grade controller chip inside has Plextor's True Speed technology […]. That means that the performance doesn't degrade over time."

Linus Sebastian, NCIX

"It's great for video and graphics professionals who use Macs and other Thunderbolt-equipped workstations, and need to share large batches of files as quickly as possible, a purpose for which there is currently no better portable disk."

Alan Lu, Expertreviews

"This indicates superb all-round performance and even suitability for use as a fast boot drive."

Andrew Harrisson, Macworld UK

"Incredibly fast, solidly built and highly adaptable storage."

Gavin Thomas, iCreate

"The Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is by far the fastest portable drive to date and, for power users, totally worth the investment."

Dong Ngo, CNET

"Featuring a metal enclosure, the drive is certified dust and water-resistant."

Jack Neubart, Shutterbug

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