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OCZ Enyo Features & Design

The OCZ Enyo is essentially an SSD packed inside a slim enclosure with a built-in USB 3.0 controller. Available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, this portable drive boasts some seriously impressive performance figures.

OCZ claims that the 64GB version will provide read speeds as high as 225MB/s, with write speeds reaching a maximum of 135MB/s and 40MB/s sustained. The bigger and more expensive 128GB and 256GB drives are much faster, providing read and write rates as high as 260MB/s and 200MB/s, respectively, while they will sustain a write speed of up to 150MB/s.

It features an anodized silver aluminum housing which helps keep the weight down. When compared to conventional 2.5" portable hard drives such as the A-DATA SH93, which weighs 240g, the OCZ Enyo tips the scales at a modest 87.7g thanks to its design.

Although extremely light, the Enyo is still quite large at 120mm long, 56mm wide and 10mm thick. In other words, while these dimensions do make it slim, it's probably a bit long to fit comfortably in your pocket. Then again considering the Enyo is $410 for the 128GB version I personally would want to carry it around in a bullet proof case.

In fact, this is where rugged case designs such as the ones offered by the A-DATA SH93 and Hitachi SimpleTough portable hard drives would really make sense. Not only do they protect your data, but they also protect your investment.

The OCZ Enyo is well designed and very light weight. However, it is constructed from thin aluminum and looks like it would take a hit about as well as a Nissan Mirca. It almost feels like it could be damaged if I put it down in an energetic manner. Despite this we should note that the Enyo is rated to withstand up to 1500G's of shock and can operate at up to 70° C.