The ORICO GV100 is a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 3D NAND NVMe SSD flash drive that comes in 128/256/512GB and 1TB is coming soon.
To put that in plain English the ORICO GV100 is a bloody big (well it is quite small), bloody fast (if you have USB 3.1 gen 2) flash drive made for sucking up files. It uses SSD grade flash memory instead of slower and lower-cost eMMC flash.
* It would not work on either of the two HP Spectre Thunderbolt 3 ports. The readings are from its USB-A port.
** Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra requires a reformat to exFAT. That is fine.
Now external SSDs don’t have a cache (a bucket of high-speed RAM or SLC cache) to even out data transfers. That is why they slow down as the file size increases. This drive is excellent at copying larger files. The ATTO disk test shows gigabyte speeds for a file size of 256MB.
The HP Spectre Thunderbolt 3 compatibility issue relate to the use of the JMS583 Bridge. It is a known issue and means it works, or it does not. We also tried via a Plugable Thunderbolt dock, and it achieved the same speeds as the USB-A direct connect.
GadgetGuy’s take – ORICO GV100 is a speedster
The test unit is 512GB – a larger capacity than most SSD hard drives. It is fast – not as fast as an internal PCIe NVMe 4-lane SSD that should reach 2,000MBps or more but its at least twice fast as any SATA external backup.
In essence, it is an M2.2242 PCIe NVMe SSD drive with a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 bridge. Its unique feature – it is quite small but in reality it competes with a large number of external M.2 enclosures (usually about $50) that you can add an SSD drive.