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Plugable Thunderbolt™ 3 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive


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Plugable Thunderbolt™ 3 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive

Expand Your Storage at Unparalleled Speeds

Faster than your computer's internal hard drive, the Plugable Thunderbolt 3 1TB NVMe SSD (TBT3-NVME1TB) hits performance levels not possible before Thunderbolt 3. Connect the drive to a Thunderbolt 3 port to gain 1TB of extra storage with amazing speeds of up to 2400MB/s+ read and 1800MB/s+ write, all without the need for an external power connection. Speed up your data transfers with leading NVMe and Thunderbolt 3 technologies. No moving parts, no external power, solid aluminum construction, and full-speed 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 connectivity makes the Plugable SSD is perfect for content creators and high-performance users that want top-tier performance in a secure and compact storage solution.

TBT3-NVME1TB Features

  • THUNDERBOLT 3 SPEED-Reach your creative potential with the Plugable external Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD. Offers 1 TB of storage with up to 2400+ MB/sec read and up to 1800+ MB/sec write speeds featuring 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 technology
  • PERFORMANCE-Great for professional content creators needing to transfer and edit high-res content, gamers who want high-performance external libraries, or admins who want to run virtual machines at performance levels not possible before Thunderbolt 3. This 1TB SSD is bus powered with no external power supply required
  • DURABLE & PORTABLE-Full metal body designed to dissipate heat and protect your portable hard drive. With no moving parts, never worry about losing your data on-the-go. Only slightly larger than a smartphone this SSD is ideal for travel or office use. This SSD NVMe is made to take anywhere with an included carrying bag
  • COMPATIBILITY-Easy to use with any Thunderbolt 3 system. Drive is pre-formatted in exFAT for Windows, Linux, and Mac (late 2016-2019 MacBook Pro, 2017-2018 iMac/iMac Pro, 2018-2019 MacBook Air). Boot Camp not supported. Linux may have reduced performance in some scenarios. Does not support non-Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. No drivers required
  • 3 YEAR WARRANTY-We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. The TBT3-NVME1TB is covered by a 36 month or 700 TBW limited warranty as well as Seattle-based email support


High Capacity 1TB Storage

A must-have for creators on the go. This SSD delivers high throughput storage perfect for video editors, photographers, and high-performance users. Transfer and edit high-res content with ease. Store more hours of raw 4K footage. Breeze through projects with ease.

Compact and Portable

Weighing only 6.2oz and with a minimal profile of 108mm x 65mm x 14.5mm it can be tucked in a pocket or bag without hassle. Includes a carrying bag to protect the anodized aluminum finish and keep your other devices safe from scratches on-the-go.

Durable and Secure

This SSD has a full metal body designed to keep the SSD cool while also protecting your data on the go. With no moving parts inside, the SSD is even more secure than external HDD making your data less likely to be lost due to damage.

Performance of Thunderbolt 3 and NVMe

Harness the speed of Thunderbolt 3 and NVMe technology. Featuring increased bandwidth, lower latency, and increased IOPS, this Plugable SSD is up to 5x faster than SATA SSD technology. This Plugable SSD is up to 4x faster than SATA SSD technology. At full-speed 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and maximum-throughput NVMe technology, this SSD is an ideal storage extension for your Thunderbolt 3-equipped workstations and laptops. The Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD works right out of the box, pre-formatted with exFAT to make it compatible and interchangeable with any Thunderbolt 3-enabled Mac or Windows system. Then directly import media into your favorite editing applications, and discover external storage the way it should be.


Only compatible with Thunderbolt 3 enabled systems

  • Requires Thunderbolt 3-equipped USB-C interface, will not work with standard USB-C
  • Windows 7 and up supported (Boot Camp with Windows 10 version 1809 and up is supported)
  • Linux support varies depending on Linux distribution and Kernel
  • Not Thunderbolt 1 or 2 Compatible

Technical Specifications

Port Placement Power Host / Device Connection Type Notes Voltage Amperage Wattage
Thunderbolt™ 3 to Host Cable End Device Bus Powered (No Power Adapter) 0.0W
Port Placement Version and Link Rate Features
1x Thunderbolt™ 3 Rear Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gbps) 4x PCIe 3.0 Lanes
Storage Port Location Host Connection Host Connecton Port Specification Attached Cable (Port Type if No) Slot and Media Type Capacity (If Media Included) or Max Supported Capacity Chipset
Internal Thunderbolt™ 3 Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gbps) Yes M.2 B Key 1024GB