Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > News > Tech News > VisionTek unveils USB 3.0 Pocket SSD external drive

VisionTek unveils USB 3.0 Pocket SSD external drive
Thread Tools
NewsPoster
MacNN Staff
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 23, 2014, 12:48 PM
 
Accessory manufacturer VisionTek today announced the new VisionTek USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized SSDs. The USB 3.0 drive can be used with nearly any Windows, OS X, and Linux based system, with performance of up to 455MB/s read and 440MB/s write in a pocket-sized drive.

VisionTek suggests that the drive can be used for an operating system on-the-go, to shuttle between computers, given the speed. Other suggested uses are custom user environments sandboxed apart from the main operating system, high-speed backup, or large capacity, readily mobile media storage.

The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD comes in 120GB and 240GB sizes. Retail prices are $110 and $175 respectively. Both models are designed and built in the US and are available immediately directly from VisionTek, and other select resellers.
( Last edited by NewsPoster; Oct 23, 2014 at 02:17 PM. )
     
prl99
Senior User
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: pacific northwest
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 23, 2014, 01:38 PM
 
Looks like Mushkin beat them to it, http://poweredbymushkin.com/catalog/33-ventura-ultra, at a much better price ($128 Amazon).
     
GeekDad
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Oct 2014
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 23, 2014, 03:37 PM
 
But the VisionTek models don't throttle down in speed because of overheating. Well known issue that affects the Mushkin...slows to 20MB/s!
     
Mike Wuerthele
Managing Editor
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 23, 2014, 04:19 PM
 
We'll see. I've got both incoming.
     
DCJ001
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Oct 2007
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 23, 2014, 07:27 PM
 
"VisionTek unveils USB 3.0 Pocket SSD external drive"

A Solid State Drive external drive. Huh?
     
   
Thread Tools
 
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:35 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,