OCZ Enyo 128GB USB 3.0 External Solid State Drive
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The OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive features all the performance and durability advantages of an internal SSD, but delivers portability with an external storage solution for on-the-go users sharing files between various PC systems.
Enyo SSDs offer an array of state-of-the-art features for prosumers looking to take advantage of the SuperSpeed 5Gbps port. In addition to cutting-edge performance, this portable SSD offers superior power management and lower CPU utilization far surpassing the capabilities of external hard drives. With up to 260MB/s read and 200MB/s write capabilities, OCZ makes storage ten times faster than USB 2.0 speeds, while also being backwards-compatible with legacy ports.
Enyo USB 3.0 SSDs cut the time it takes for fast transferring of HD video, graphics, and music and are plug-and-play without additional external power requirements. Furthermore, the Enyo features background garbage collection to help maintain “like-new” performance throughout its lifespan. Designed with ultimate portability in mind, the Enyo features a sleek, anodized aluminum housing and will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities.
Colour of product: Silver
Data transfer rate: 5 Gbit/s
Depth: 5.6 cm
Drive device, buffer size: 64 MB
Height: 1 cm
Operating temperature (T-T): 0 - 70 °C
Power consumption (standby): 1.1 W
Read speed: 260 MB/s
SSD form factor: 2.5"
Seek time: 0.1 ms
Solid-state drive capacity: 128 GB
Solid-state drive interface: USB 2.0
Weight: 87.7 g
Width: 12 cm
Write speed: 200 MB/s
Top Customer Reviews
If you need speed this is one of the fastest, if not the fastest external USB 3.0 drive money can buy.
I bought it together with a Dynamode superspeed PCI express USB 3.0 card and get around 180MB write speed and about 210MB read speed from it.
Note that unless you have a super fast internal hard drive the only way to test these speeds is to copy files to/ from memory.
I use it as a cache drive and I have noticed a significant improvement in my systems speed.
Don't buy the 64GB version unless you really have to as it runs about half the speed of the 128GB drive.
If you need speed and have some spare cash. This is the drive to buy.
Update: 11th Jan 2012
This drive has now failed. It was returned and agreed faulty and I am currently awaiting a refund or new drive.
Warning: If you use this drive do not keep files stored on it that you will actively read. I did this and ended up with some 20 bad sectors on the drive meaning that it was stop writing each time it came to one of these bad sectors and kept disconnecting the external drive.
I have also heard that OCZ are currently preparing a replacement to the Enyo called Lightfoot so I can no longer recommend this drive.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I suggested that I would return it without the solid state memory chips, but they insisted that the whole drive had to be returned without any modification. They also had no advice on how I could clean the data off the drive.
The result is that I have totally wasted my money. So if you buy the Enyo SSD, make sure that you do not store any data on it that you are not prepared to share with others, in case you may want to return the drive.