Why buy our Shell Thunder SSD Enclosure?
Shell Thunder works with any standard NVMe SSD, testing at 2,498 MB/s Read and 2,309 MB/s Write. You can download, edit, and upload whole movies in a few seconds. *Tested with WD Black SSD 1TB (2018) and MacBook Pro 15 (2018).
Shell Thunder is the only high-performance Thunderbolt 3 enclosure engineered for active cooling with smart fan technology. We stress-tested this design with an Intel SSD by writing 3 terabytes in 60 minutes. The whisper-quiet 4000 RPM fan kept Shell Thunder as cool as the palms of our hands only activating when needed.
Ideal for m.2 NMVe SSDs
Intel Certified: macOS and Windows compatible, powered by Intel Thunderbolt 3 technology. Shell Thunder is designed for 2280 and 2260 m.2 NVME and ACHI SSDs. Note: Thunder is NOT compatible with m.2 SATA SSDs, Apple OEM SSDs, or Fledging Feather SSDs.
Thunder can support most* NVMe 1.3 SSDs and we offer it without internal capacity so you can choose what works for you. Likewise, we offer Thunder with capacity if you prefer a plug-and-play solution. We currently offer Phison E12S SSDs and WD_BLACK SN750s SSDs. We can source various drives as high as 4TB, although you might have to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to special order it. Full SSD specs are available below!
- Phison E12S: M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe 1.3 TLC
Note: Samsung EVO 970 Plus is not fully compatible with Shell Thunder, and has been known to deliver reduced Read and Write speeds.
We recommend using the Western Digital Black SN750 NVMe SSD without the heat sink.
Rugged, stylish, portable
Carry your projects, creativity, and fun in your pocket and work wherever you want. Thunder's anodized aluminum case protects it all.
Built for Thunderbolt 3 with all the tools you need
The market is full of USB-C enclosures that work in Thunderbolt 3 ports. Almost none are built for Thunderbolt 3 ports and Thunderbolt 3 speeds. Shell Thunder is. We ship it with a screwdriver, a thermal cooling pad, a Thunderbolt 3 cable, and installation instructions.
Be confident in your purchase
Customer Delight matters. We’re not happy unless you’re thrilled with your purchase. Contact us at any time before, during, after, or a very long time after your purchase. We’ll partner with you to find the right answer.
22.5" cable, the controller used in the enclosure is the Alpine Ridge 6 Gen Thunderbolt 3, the fan is as quiet as a public library. "SHHHHHH. I'm reading."
And you can always, always, always ask us anything
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