Akitio Thunder3 PCIe SSD review : Blazingly fast external storage for rich kids

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This blazingly fast external Thunderbolt 3 drive earns four stars despite its whopping $1,300 price tag. If the cost doesn’t faze you, the 2GBps transfer rates will amaze, not to mention save you scads of time.

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If you’d walked by our test bed while we were testing Akitio’s Thunder3 PCIe SSD, external drive, you’d probably have stopped and done a double-take. 2GBps transfers from an external drive? No way.

How could this possibly be, you ask? The Thunderbolt 3 interface is basically PCIe over a wire, and features a massive 5GBps transfer rate. The Thunder3 PCIe SSD is a classy-looking, Thunderbolt 3 enclosure that contains a single PCIe slot. Put a 1.2GB Intel 750 NVMe SSD in said slot, and for all intents and purposes, it’s the same as putting it in an internal PCIe slot. 2GBps? Thunderbolt 3 isn’t even breaking a sweat.

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