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Angelbird launches SSD2go pocket SSD

Angelbird SSD2go pocket USB 3.0 portable SSD with Silicon Motion 2246EN controller
Angelbird SSD2go pocket
This new portable USB 3.0 drive has a aluminum case, promises speeds of up to 450 MB/s (read) and 390 MB/s (write) and can be purchased starting at $179.99 USD (128 GB version).

Austrian SSD manufacturer Angelbird Technologies launched the new SSD2go pocket earlier this week, thus adding a new member to the successful SSD2go series. While small in terms of physical size, this portable SSD is capable of providing "everything you would expect from a premium brand like Angelbird, including: first-class components, superb craftsmanship, breathtaking read/write-speeds over USB 3.0 and an extremely robust, handcrafted aluminium body."

Angelbird SSD2go pocket has the following highlights:

  • Capacity: 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB
  • Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN
  • Interface: full size USB 3.0 5 GB/s
  • Read/Write performance: up to 450 MB/s; up to 390 MB/s and 38,800 IOPS
  • Power consumption: 0.8 W idle; 2.4 W active
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.2 pounds; 3.5X2.75X0.41 inches
  • Life expectancy/Warranty: over 2 million hours MTBF; 5 years limited
  • Colors: silver, blue, red, black

This portable drive uses synchronous MLC memory and features overload protection, TRIM, SMART, ECC, as well as EMS protection. The prices for the US market start at $179.99 USD for the 128 GB version and go up to $449.99 USD for the 512 GB version, both excluding VAT.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09-16 (Update: 2021-05-18)