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Sonnet Introduces Lightning-Fast Fusion™ Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe® Flash Drive

Pocket-Sized, Bus-Powered Storage Device Delivers Data Transfers Up to 2100 Mb/s Over Thunderbolt 3

IRVINE, Calif. — April 19, 2016 — Sonnet Technologies today announced its new Fusion™ Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe® Flash Drive – Windows® Edition, a rugged, pocket-size solid-state drive (SSD) storage device with Thunderbolt 3 interface. Equipped with 512GB of flash storage, the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive leverages the 40Gbps bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 to deliver data transfer speeds up to 2100 Mb/s.

"When we introduced the original Fusion PCIe Flash Drive last year, it made history as the world's fastest bus-powered, pocketable storage device. And now, with its blazing-fast Thunderbolt 3 interface, the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive can sustain the ultra-high file transfer speeds required for just about any 4K workflow — whether users need an ultra-fast shuttle drive or a take-anywhere scratch drive for editing high frame rate 4K video at offsite shoots," said Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. "The Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive is a perfect example of how Thunderbolt 3 now offers the industry's fastest and most versatile connection to any peripheral device."

The Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive was designed for users requiring ultimate performance in a truly portable storage device, unencumbered by the need for a power supply. The new storage device connects to any compatible Windows computer, or at the end of a Thunderbolt 3 device daisy chain, via an attached 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable. Based on the latest PCIe Gen 3 flash memory technology, the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive is able to achieve 400 percent of the performance of 6Gb/s SATA SSDs and USB 3.0 flash drives. 

Measuring a compact 2.8 inches wide by 4.1 inches deep by 1.25 inches tall, the Fusion PCIe Flash Drive features a rugged enclosure crafted out of aluminum, which effectively cools the SSD and eliminates the need for a fan to enable silent operation. The power-efficient design is bus-powered and so requires no AC power adapter. 

Designed and built by Sonnet Technologies in California, the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive is compatible with Microsoft® Windows 10 and 7. The Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive with 512GB capacity (part number FUS-TB3-512GB-W) will be available by the end of April at an MSRP of $799. 

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About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCIe® card expansion systems; pro media readers; RAID storage systems; and storage, network, and other interface cards for pro users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet's Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, network and storage interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with Thunderbolt technology-enabled computers. For nearly 30 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac®, Windows®, and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at

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Tel: +1 949 587 3532