Price: Approx A$130 (240GB – 54 cents per GB) and $160 (480GB – 33 cents per GB) – search online or contact MacFixit Australia.
What is it?
Well, we have already revealed it is a USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 5Gbps
SATA 6 SSD. It looks like a flash stick
but outperforms that by a huge margin. It works with a USB-A female to USB-C male
adapter so it will work on USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 as well.
On our test Surface Pro is achieved 461/371 sequential read/write speeds which are impressive because USB is half-duplex and maxes out at 3.2Gbps (500MBps).
But interestingly its random reads/writes of larger files are very fast too.
Bootability – EXCEED
You can format it as as a boot drive in Windows (on the go)
In the box – EXCEED
The drive – an alloy USB-stick form factor (9.4 x 2.4 x 1.1cm x 42g)
USB-A female to USB-A male cable
Software for Windows and macOS formatting (you don’t have to use this, but it is easy). Allow works on Linux
Build – EXCEED
Aluminium case and drop-proof
GadgetGuy’s take – OWC’s Envoy Pro Mini SSD is very fast – throw away the flash drive!
Every geek needs one for Xmas – so buy the 480GB, so you don’t
This achieves maximum speeds over USB and using SSD quality storage
instead of low speed, and lower reliability eMMC flash ram. It is what you