2TB Thunderbolt Fire External Solid State Drive
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Unleash the speed of PCIe 4.0 x4 .... now with Seagate FireCuda 520 series!
The 2TB Thunderbolt Fire SSD drive is easily Australia's best value Thunderbolt Seagate FireCuda external Solid State Drive!
If you are a professional in your field requiring absolutely blazing transfer speeds, our Seagate FireCuda 520 based, Thunderbolt Fire external Solid State Drive is the external SSD for you.
And now PC World confirms the Seagate FireCuda is easily the fastest SSD in the world. You can read more below.
The pinnacle in Thunderbolt SSD drives - 2TB Thunderbolt Fire SSD drive, just $795.95.
2TB Thunderbolt Fire SSD drive based around Seagate's premium FireCuda SSD.
Seagate's 2TB FireCuda is capable of Read speeds of 3.45GB per second and write speeds of 3.2GB per second. Our drive uses an NVMe interface for fastest data transfer with an m.2 (2280) form factor.
This 2TB Thunderbolt Fire SSD drive is fully compatible with USB4, Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4. The Thunderbolt SSD is an external NVMe 2TB SSD drive with data throughput up to 40Gbps.
If you need premium performance data storage for your professional studio, photography, gaming or currency mining ... you will need a 2TB Thunderbolt Fire SSD drive.
HomeKit Australia's 2TB Thunderbolt Fire SSD drive offers a full 40Gbps data transfer via Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 or USB4 on Apple Macs, high-end iPads and high end PC's.
Via a Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 connection, it's possible to transfer a 4K movie in under 30 seconds and run two 4K displays and have nearly 16 million more pixels than an HDTV. With Thunderbolt 4 you can drive an 8K monitor.
You can transfer 3 hours of 4K GoPro footage in less than one minute or back up a year’s worth of continuous MP3 music playback in just over 5 minutes. 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute ... Thunderbolt can transfer this 300 hours of video in under 20 seconds.
For professional photographers, video creators and other design and studio professionals, gamers andcurrency miners, these 2TB external SSD USB4 Thunderbolt drives are a must have.
PCIe NVMe is the fastest protocol available so don't be fooled by other numbers and letters. The key is that you must be able to attain a 40Gbps data throughput, typically via USB4, Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4.
HomeKit Australia has searched the world for the highest quality USB4 Thunderbolt 4 40Gbps SSD case and teamed this with a 2TB Seagate FireCuda SSD. There are some very good external SSD drives available outside Australia but they can cost 2 and 3 times the price of our Thunderbolt SSD external drive range.
Built of a thick, dark silver/grey Aluminium alloy, HomeKit Australia's Thunderbolt cases quickly dissipates heat. We run our own Thunderbolt SSD drives 24/7 and these Thunderbolt drives and Thunderbolt cases always run cool and at worst, barely warm. If you consider another vendor, please ask them how HOT their personal Thunderbolt SSD drive runs?
This 2TB Thunderbolt Fire SSD drive DOES NOT include a Thunderbolt cable. Thunderbolt cables can be ordered separately. Thunderbolt 4 cables are backwardly compatible with USB-C.
This external Thunderbolt Solid State Drive includes a green power LED on the side of the enclosure.
Some cases for sale in Australia will not accept USB-C or have notches on the case which will only allow that company's cable to be used. With HomeKit Australia's case, any Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4 or USB4 cable can be used.
This 2TB Thunderbolt Fire SSD drive is formatted as a Mac APFS volume for internal testing and verification prior to shipping. We can not initialise our Thunderbolt SSD drives in Windows formats for you - please do not purchase if you are unable to format a drive on your Windows computer.
If you are using a PC or other platform you can simply initialise the SSD once you plug it in. You might be extremely surprised how little time this takes.
Thunderbolt 4 combined with NVMe SSD provides access to the PCIe bus of the host device, such as your computer. Previously PCIe was only accessible by internal devices and external storage was always slower than similar equipment installed internally. Thunderbolt 4 changes all of that and now external data storage is as fast as if you had your SSD installed internally .... only with Thunderbolt 4 and NVMe SSD.
PC World on 11 August said in their review - “Seagate Firecuda 530 review: It's very, very fast.” They went on to say “Seagate's latest top-tier NVMe SSD broke all speed records on both PCIe 3 and PCIe 4.”
They then added - “The Seagate FireCuda 530 is currently the fastest NVMe SSD on the market. It not only bested the best of the rest in our real-world and synthetic benchmarks, it did so by a healthy margin in several tests. If you can afford it and you can find it, you won't regret it.”
PC World concluded their FireCuda review like this -
“You want the fastest? This is it. The Seagate FireCuda 530 is the fastest NVMe SSD we've seen that's available for PCIe 3 and especially PCIe 4 systems. It’s a bit pricey, but the extra cash also delivers outstanding longevity and support. Highly recommended.”
Interestingly the FireCuda SSD bested the previous top-rated SSD by Samsung in almost every category and often “trounced” the Samsung SSD.
The Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD is up to 45% faster than PCIe Gen3 m2 NVMe SSD's.
Even better, HomeKit Australia’s price for Thunderbolt external drive featuring a Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD is actually cheaper than many retailers will charge you for a Seagate FireCuda 520 SSD on its own.
These 2TB Thunderbolt Fire SSD drives are available now. Thunderbolt cables are in stock and can ship out today.
Thunderbolt Fire SSD is the fastest external storage commercially available anywhere.
Please remember that Gbps stands for Gigabits per second.
We use Gbps as it is the commonly used measure of data transfer speeds between hardware devices ... storage capacity is typically measured in bytes, whilst data transfer speeds are typically measured in bits.
1GB/s is equivalent of 8Gbps, so 40Gbps is equivalent to a GB data transfer of 5GB/sec.
Due to the heavily fluctuating price of SSD's in Australia, we have been forced to stock our Thunderbolt Fire SSD external per order. That means, we will but the Seagate FireCuda after you place your order which means there will be a delay of 2-3 days in us shipping your order. Every other HomeKit Australia product ships same day.
If you are looking to better understand Solid State Drives and their associated terminologies we've produced an SSD Primer which you can download. We have also published Thunderbolt - a Striking History on our News Blog.
Thunderbolt is standard on all recent Apple Mac computers including MacBook Air, Mac Mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, iPad Pro 2021 and MacBook Pro models. PC brands such as HP and Dell are also heavily invested in Thunderbolt and models like the HP Elite X2 1012 G1, G2, HP Pro X2 612 G2, HP EliteBook Folio G1, HP EliteBook X360 1030 & 1020 G2, HP EliteBook 1040 G4, HP EliteBook 800, 700 G5, HP ProBook 600 G4, 400 G5, ZBook 14u/15u G5, Precision 5510, Precision 552, Precision 5530, Precision 7530, Precision 7730, Vostro 15-7590, XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 and XPS 13 9350 all utilise Thunderbolt.
Summary for 2TB Thunderbolt Fire SSD external drive:
|Description:||2TB USB4 Thunderbolt Fire 40Gbps Solid State Drive|
|Internal Solid State Drive (SSD):||Seagate FireCuda 520 2TB Solid State Drive|
|External interface:||Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB4, USB-C, USB 3/3.1|
|Transmission interface:||m.2 M Key|
|Maximum data transfer speed:||40Gbps USB4, Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4|
|SSD included:||2TB PCIe NVMe Seagate FireCuda 520|
|PCIe generation:||Gen 4 x4|
|Read speed:||5.0GB per second|
|Write speed:||4.4GB per second|
|4KB Random Read (IOPS):||485000IOPS|
|4KB Random Write (IOPS):||600000IOPS|
|MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures):||1.8 million hours|
|Form factor:||m.2 (2280)|
|Compatibility:||Mac, Linux, Windows, iOS, iPad OS, Android|
|Hibernation mode supported:||Yes|
|Support for UASP Agreement:||Yes|
|Thunderbolt support:||Supports both Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 at 40Gbps|
|USB4 support:||Yes 40Gbps|
|Intelligent error correction LDPC support:||Yes|
|Low power consumption support:||Yes|
|M.2 2280 specification support:||Yes|
|3D NAND Flash Technology support:||Yes|
|PCIe Gen 3 x 4 Transmission protocol support:||Yes|
|NVMe 1.3 standard protocol support:||Yes|
|LED SSD access light:||Yes|
|Cable included:||No, Thunderbolt 4 USB4 40Gbps cable can be ordered separately|
|Case material:||Aluminium alloy heatsink design with plastic and metal internals|
|Dimensions:||80mm x 22mm x 10mm|
We normally ship your order the same day as it is received.
All orders within Australia are a flat rate delivery charge, including tracking.
Orders in Australia over $99 ship for FREE via Express Post
If your Australian order total is below $99, at checkout you can choose –
Standard Tracked Delivery (Parcel Post) - $8.95
Express Post (Australia Post) - $10.95
If you are having your order delivered to New Zealand, the following tracked Air Post rates apply –
Up to 500g - A$18.20
Over 500g up to 1kg - A$24.00
Over 1kg up to 2kg - A$35.60
If you are having your order delivered to the USA or Canada, the following tracked Air Post rates apply –
Up to 250 grams - A$21.00
250 grams to 500 grams - A$24.00
Over 500 grams up to 1kg - A$36.90
Over 1kg up to 1.5kg - A$49.80
Over 1.5kg to 2kg - A$62.70
If you are having your order delivered to the United Kingdom, the following tracked Air Post rates apply –
Up to 500 grams - A$29.40
Over 500 grams up to 1kg - A$42.30
Over 1kg to 2kg - A$68.10
If you are having your order delivered to Singapore, the following tracked Air Post rates apply –
Up to 500 grams - A$21.90
Over 500 grams up to 1kg - A$33.60
Over 1kg to 2kg - A$57.00