JMR Electronics’s new Lightning LTNG-XTD portable Thunderbolt SSD Flash Drive is a portable bus-powered drive requiring no external power source. Currently it’s offered with 256GB storage capacity, with 512GB and 1.02TB models planned for the future.

The Lightning LTNG-XTD portable Thunderbolt SSD Flash Drive easily connects to a compatible Mac or Windows computer with a Thunderbolt port, or at the end of a Thunderbolt device daisy chain, via its attached Thunderbolt cable. It leverages the latest generation M.2 PCIe SSD technology, coupling a 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 interface that provides real world sustained read and write file transfer speeds of between 1,200 to 1,400 MB/s.

The unit incorporates a PCIe Generation 3 flash controller, enabling it to easily outperform 6Gb/s SATA SSDs and 5Gb/s USB 3.0 flash drives. The flash drive is compatible and certified for use with OS X (including Yosemite) and Windows 7+.

To keep the size ultra-compact, the new LTNG-XTD SSD Flash Drive has an integrated anodized aluminum finned heat sink covering its entire surface area . This allows sustained, silent operation 24/7 while significantly extending its life span.

The new LTNG-XTD portable Thunderbolt SSD is part of the new Lightning family of Thunderbolt certified storage products from JMR Electronics. It costs US$649; go to for more info.