OCZ's Portable Thunderbolt SSD: Lightfootby Anand Lal Shimpi on January 9, 2012 2:51 AM EST
I mentioned earlier that we'll be seeing more Thunderbolt devices at CES this year, but what I wasn't expecting was for one of those devices to be made by OCZ. The Lightfoot is about a quarter away in terms of release, but it is going to be a Kilimanjaro based (OCZ/Marvell native PCIe SSD controller) Thunderbolt SSD. The drive will be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities, priced at around $2/GB. It's still a bit premature in my opinion to really nail down pricing or performance, but OCZ is claiming the drive will be able to deliver up to 750MB/s (presumably for the highest capacity drives).