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.