Size/Price: 500GB ($139.99) and 1TB ($219.99) free delivery
Warranty: 3-year warranty via Amazon
Country of manufacture: China
ORICO is a well-known and respected Chinese manufacturer of peripherals and digital accessories. It has a focus on storage, USB adapters and chargers
Model: ORICO iMatch IV300
Case: Aluminum alloy
Dimension: 68.8 (L) x 32 (W) x 10.4 ( H) mm
Weight: 38g plus 11g cable
Colours: Black, Silver, China Blue, China Red
Control chip: JMS583 A2 revision bridge chip (10Gbps)
Interface: UASP NVMe USB-C 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps)
Storage: 3D NAND FLASH, M.2 NVMe SSD
Capacity: 250GB / 500GB / 1TB
Supported: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android
In the box: Drive, USB-C to USB-C Cable and USB-A to USB-A cable
Supports a small lanyard
Who will use it?
I will for starters – 1TB in a minuscule 38g size. But as it breaks the 1Gbps barrier, it is fast enough for 4K videographers, photographers, drone operators and more to attach to their camera or drone and give them an extra TB of storage. Our use it for rendering, although that is best with internal SSDs that can reach 3000Mbps.
We were impressed that it has good large file speeds. A separate 10GB file transfer to (write), and read back from; it achieved a solid 350MBps write and 800MBps read. This puts it ahead of the Samsung T7 and SanDisk Extreme Pro. We ran a ‘silly’ write test to see when the buffer would overflow and found that a file size around 50GB slowed it down. We discovered that Orico builds in a safety thermal throttle at about 50GB or 50°.
GadgetGuys take – Orico iMatch IV300 is impressive
As it is USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, it may not work on some older ARM devices, and iPhone is OUT – test it first. It does work on Samsung Galaxy S10 or later. Fear not, it is backwards compatible and will achieve Gen 1 (5Gbps) – about half speed as above.