Six External SSD Drives to Feel Speed

Not be you, but personally the USB flash drives I am forgetting Classic at a frenetic pace. The famous USB sticks, with prices low and abilities almost homeless, have been substituted indefinitely by storage systems in the style of Dropbox cloud.

There is only an activity where laptop computers USB still make sense for my: large video files and photos in RAW that I need to take from one side to another. If you have budget, today we will recommend six external SSD drives that in combination with the new USB 3.0 ports it make us feel a new speed in transfer large files, always thinking about the bottlenecks. Each of the models we have chosen is special in some aspect.

Reliability, speed, silence, less consumption … they are the advantages of using SSD as unit of external storage, but due to their still high price, you must patiently rating if these advantages are sufficient.

Five external SSD drives

Verbatim SSD external USB 3.0: Verbatim offers its external SSD drives with USB 3.0 connection in a very compact format (90 × 4 × 9 mm), weight of 42 grams and metallic finish (aluminum casing). The design and size is its most prominent point compared to the other models.

Running is not heard nothing, and get on the paper 160/120 GB read / write speeds respectively for the 64 GB, with a price model of 179 euros. If we want more speed (190/175) we have to go to the 128 GB SSD that comes out for 295 euros. There is also a more affordable unit that gives us 32 GB of space for 119 euros.

Iomega External SSD Flash Drive: with a size of 110 × 60 × 9 mm and a weight of 110 grams, we can buy this device from Iomega in capacities of 64, 128 and 256 GB, and has the difference of having the Iomega Drop Guard Xtreme II feature that helps protect the unit from drops of up to 3 meters. It also includes 256-bit hardware encryption.

These SSDS have rates of reading and writing up to 191 and 130 MB/s respectively and cost between 219 and 749 euros.

Transcend SSD18C3: These SSD drives come in an outer casing of resistant, non-slip silicone and that absorbs vibrations, so added an extra security to the good performance in movement of the SSD technology. In addition, Transcend units has a transfer rate of up to 260 MB/s.

There are models with capacity from 64 to 128 GB, with prices of 175 and 309 euros respectively. Included in his design an automatic backup button One Touch.

Kingston HyperX MAX 3.0: available as USB drives (3.0) high performance, these Kingston SSDS can reach speeds of reading and writing of 160 and 195 MB/s, taking the equipment dimensions of 73.5 × 118.6 × 12 mm.

Kingston HyperX units sold since the end of last year in capacities of 64, 128 and 256 GB, whose prices are 175, 270 and 650 euros respectively.

OCZ Enyo: I could not fail OCZ SSD external teams. Enyo model is the more appealing visually, with dimensions of 56 × 120 × 10 mm and weighs 88 grams and is capable of transferring files at a rate of 225 MB/s reading and 135 MB/s write.

The price of the 64 GB model (there are also 128 and 256 GB) is 175 euros, on the line that we’re seeing.

LaCie FastKey: If what we want is a SSD model but with classic pencil format, the Lacie model is the best placed. It is logically more compact than the previous but in return it has models with less capacity, because it is only available with 30, 60 and 120 GB.

The operating speed can reach up to 260 MB/s and comes with 256-bit AES encryption system. The 30 GB model price is 130 EUR.