OCZ launches Enyo, a sleek USB 3.0-packing external SSD

By on May 5, 2010, 5:29 PM
OCZ expanded its flash drive lineup today by adding a new super fast, highly portable solid-state drive with looks to match. The company first revealed the (then unnamed) Enyo portable SSD in its CES announcements, but few details were provided.

OCZ officially introduced the USB 3.0-equipped drive today, which promises to put your external mechanical hard drive to shame with its maximum read and write speeds of 260MB/s and 200MB/s. It also touts superior power management and lower CPU utilization.

The Enyo's anodized aluminum housing is admittedly gorgeous compared to most other external storage products on the market. The drive measures 56 x 120 x 10 millimeters (2.2 x 4.7 x 0.39 inches) and weighs only 87.7 grams (3 ounces).

OCZ is currently shipping the Enyo in capacities of 64GB ($229.99), 128GB ($409.99), and 256GB ($819.99). It's worth mentioning that the 64GB model is a bit slower with read and write rates of 225MB/s and 135MB/s.

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seefizzle said:

I built a pretty mean computer recently and sprung for a board with USB 3 so that I could enjoy the spoils of the faster connection at a later point in time. This hard drive would be great if it wasn't so ridiculously expensive. We've been talking for a long time that SSD's would come down in price... how long do we have to wait?

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Enterprise use aside, SSD are only cost effective as a boot drive. For external storage its really overkill, unless you're trying to download the NOC list before the door opens.

Badfinger said:

I theorize that SSD makers are still trying to recoup R&D, so I figure a couple more years before the high prices are gone.

In that time hopefully the sizes and speeds improve as well.

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