Thunderbolt Chassis Gives Macbooks RAID Storage And Video Capture

This little mLogic Thunderbolt extension box looks like a slinky addition to your Mac, but hidden within it is some hardcore tech to give your laptop a serious shot in the arm — for a price.

The device connects to any Mac with a thunderbolt port and allows you to install a half-length PCIe board — an ability missing from Mac Minis and Macbooks. That opens up a whole world of exotic features: RAID storage, high-speed networking, video capture or whatever else you can think of that needs a PCIe card.

But like every other Thunderbolt accessory, performance comes at a price. The box — with no PCIe card — weighs in at $US400. It's available now if you want to spoil someone over Christmas. Or, you could hold off for an upcoming RED-specific model which will let you grab RAW video from the super-expensive cameras. A snip at $US700.

[mLogic via Engadget]

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