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OCZ Launches Stunning USB 3.0 External SSD

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OCZ Launches Stunning USB 3.0 External SSD

How cool can external storage really be? This cool...

OCZ has unveiled the 'Enyo', a genuinely stunning external SSD with moulded aluminium case and USB 3.0 connectivity.

As a result the Enyo is an extremely thin (10mm), extremely tough (capable of withstanding up to 1500G) and capable of up to 260MB per second read and 200MB per second write speeds, but - as with all USB 3.0 devices - it is backwards compatible with USB 1.1/2.0, though you'll find your performance throttled to their respective speeds.

"We are continually searching for new ways to make the benefits of solid state storage available to consumers, and our new Enyo SSD is designed to make those benefits portable," said OCZ CEO Ryan Petersen.

So... the inevitable painful part: price. 64GB, 128GB and 256GB versions are being launched this month and they'll retail for *deep breath* $229.99 (£152), $409 (£272) and $819.99 (£546). Yes, you'll need some pretty specialist needs to opt for these over the £70 outlay that will get you a 500GB 2.5in external HDD these days, BUT it's sooooo pretty.

Link:

OCZ Enyo Product Page

Runadumb

May 6, 2010, 7:49 pm

£70 outlay? I just got a samsung S2 500gig for £52 :)





I stare longingly at SSD drives nearly everyday. One day I will own one, oh yes, one day. Not at these freaking prices though haha

Gordon394

May 6, 2010, 8:00 pm

@Runadumb - then you did well! Circa £70 is the average without having to search too hard.

Martin 6

May 6, 2010, 8:37 pm

"$229.99 (£152), $409 (£272) and $819.99 (£546). Yes, you'll need some pretty specialist needs to opt for these over the £70 outlay that will get you a 500GB 2.5in external HDD these days, BUT it's sooooo pretty. "





not to forget the outlay of £25+ for an add in PCI-e card for your current PC


or even for a system with USB 3 motherboards.





I think I will wait till they tech comes down in price mind you with Intel currently not letting anyone else make chipsets for it's chips motherboards just keep getting more and more pricey!

Beaky69

May 6, 2010, 8:53 pm

I think if external drives are starting to look pretty to you Gordon, it's probably a sign that you should get out more! ;o)

Gordon394

May 6, 2010, 10:11 pm

@Beaky69 - I'm sure pretty if you ask anyone who knows me they'll say I should stay in more ;)

Singulariter

May 6, 2010, 10:48 pm

Want.

DangerousQ

May 7, 2010, 1:03 am

Are these prices real UK list prices or just dollar conversions, if the latter then I would really expect the usual $1=£1, so the real cost is stupid.





anyways get a 2.5" USB 3.0 cradle for £30 and a nice OCZ vertex 60GB SSD for £140 you get the same soultion for a street price of £170 real not an imaginary £230

Tony Walker

May 8, 2010, 4:59 am

Well, the prices seem in line with current internal SSDs. The quoted performance figures mean nothing at the moment without knowing whose chipset is on board.





And anyone budgeting for a new laptop should budget for an SSD to go in the thing.

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