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