OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive Review

Over the past year we have seen a plethora of solid state drives.  All of them are pretty much the same besides the memory chips used and the controller.  All of them have been the smaller 2.5-inch form factor with the typical SATA connections.  Today we have something a little different, how about a portable solid state drive.  OCZ calls this drive the Enyo and it uses a super fast USB 3.0 connection.  So you get all of the durability advantages of an internal solid state drive but you also get easy portability.  Let’s take a look…

Special thanks to OCZ for providing us with the Enyo USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive to Review

Specifications / Features
– Available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB capacities
– USB 3.0 Interface
– Backwards compatible with legacy USB ports (2.0)
– MLC Flash
– 64MB Onboard Cache
– Background Garbage Collection
– Blue LED indicators
– Anodized Aluminum Housing
– Seek Time: < .1ms
– Slim, lightweight Design
– Included: 3′ White USB 3.0 (A to Micro B) Cable
– Weight: 75g
– 56mm x 120mm x 10mm H
– Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
– Storage Temp: -45°C ~ +85°C
– Low Power Consumption: 2.4W in operation,
– 1.1W idle
– Shock Resistant up to 1500G
– Compatible with Mac OS X (USB 2.0 operation only)
– MTBF: 1.5 million hours
– 3-Year Warranty

128GB Max Performance
Read: Up to 260 MB/s
Write: Up to 200 MB/s
Sustained Write: Up to 150 MB/s

The Enyo comes in a nice little retail package that is not much larger than the drive itself.  On the front there is a picture of the Enyo and on the back there is some information about the drive and a sticker that lets us know this is the 128GB version.

OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive

Opening the box up everything is nicely packed inside.  Inside you will find the Enyo drive, USB cable, user’s guide and a sticker that says, “My SSD is faster than your HDD”.

OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive

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