Freecom Introduces 2800 MBps Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD
Freecom is launching in Europe the mSSD Celeritas ThunderboltTM 3 Drive – a portable SSD based on PCI express interface with Thunderbolt 3 connections designed for video content creators and business and IT professionals.
The new Freecom Celeritas can deliver speeds of up to 2800 MB/s (read) and 2000 MB/s (write). Comparing with other storage devices, transferring 500GB of data to a regular hard disk drive (at 100-150 MB/s) would take over 60 minutes and a regular SSD (at 450–500MB/s) would take around 16 minutes, while saving to the mSSD Celeritas (at 2800 MB/s) would only take approximately 4 minutes.
A Thunderbolt 3 port can be used to connect a wide range of peripheral types to your computer. Thunderbolt is fast, but also importantly, a Thunderbolt port is versatile and uses the common USB-C connector to connect to most modern devices.
The SSD is housed in an industrial-looking silver enclosure which provides effective heatsink to keep the electronics components at an optimum temperature. It weighs 186g and measures 12.6mm x 6.0mm and 1.9mm (L x W x H) giving it both pocket-friendly portability and toughness.
The Freecom mSSD CELERITAS 1TB has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of around £609 / €679 and will be available in Europe from early October. It comes with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty.
- CapacityY: 1TB
- Interface: Thunderbolt 3
- Drive type: M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
- Data transfer rate: max. 2800 Mbit/s read, max. 2000 Mbit/s write (Thunderbolt 3), theoretical maximum transfer speeds
- Power requirements: powered by computer through USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port
- Enclosure: Aluminium
Dimensions: 12.6 x 6.0 x 1.9 cm
- Weight: 186 g
- Operating temperature: 10° C / 40° C
- Storage temperature: -20° C / 70° C