SiliconEdge Blue 256GB

by Western Digital

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Shadow Mini (1TB)

by Oyen Digital

Oyen Digital Shadow Mini
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G-RAID with Thunderbolt 8TB

by G-Technology

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OverDrive Thunderbolt (1TB)

by Monster Digital

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Price
Pros
  • Fast performance that remains consistent over time
  • Small and light
  • Fast with a large capacity
  • Great price per gigabyte
  • Time Machine-ready out of the box
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports
  • Preconfigured RAID 0
  • Super fast speeds
  • Data recovery is included with warranty
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Low capacity compared to standard hard drives
  • Thunderbolt cable not included
  • Only supports Thunderbolt connectivity
  • Captive Thunderbolt cable may be too short for some situations
At A Glance

The Shadow Mini is a great value for 1TB of solid-state storage, and you don't have to compromise on speed, either. The small size makes it easy to bring with you anywhere.

The OverDrive Thunderbolt from Monster Digital might be expensive, but this 1TB solid-state portable drive's speeds won't disappoint and comes bundled with free data recovery protection.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number SSCD0256SC2100   GR44000  

Storage

Drive size 256.0  GB   8000.0  GB  
Drive type Internal   External Desktop  
Drives included     2.0  
Raid type     RAID 0  

General Features

Form Factor 2.5-inch   3.5-inch  
Bus Powered 0.0   0.0  
File System(s) Supported     FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS  

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces     Thunderbolt  

Warranty

Warranty information     3 Years  
Warranty information     3 Years  

Performance

eSATA Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

    191.7  
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

    149.3  
Write 10GB File

MB per second

    206.2  
Read 10GB File

MB per second

    170.5  
Write Video Files

MB per second

    314.0  
Read Video Files

MB per second

    317.9