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It's not that OCZ Technology has never dabbled in the external solution market before, but a new USB 3.0 SSD that you can lug around anywhere is a worthwhile addition to the company's growing product lineup. Announced today, the OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 is capable of fully taking advantage of the extra bandwidth provided by the new protocol, offering up to 260MB/sec read and 200MB/sec write capabilities.

OCZ also promises that this drive will have superior power management and lower CPU utilization than other drives, and the portable form factor means that traveling with it shouldn't be a problem. The Enyo USB 3.0 will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities and should start shipping as early as today.

OCZ Technology Introduces the Enyo USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive (SSD)
SAN JOSE, CA—May 5, 2010—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, announces the Enyo Portable SSD, utilizing the next generation USB 3.0 interface. The Enyo features all the performance and durability advantages of an internal SSD but delivers portability with an external storage solution for on-the-go users who need to share files between various PC systems.

"We are continually searching for new ways to make the benefits of solid state storage available to consumers, and our new Enyo SSD is designed to make those benefits portable," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. "The Enyo is a sleek external SSD that makes use of the increasingly popular SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface to make transferring anything from spreadsheets to high definition movies significantly faster than traditional media. Consumers never have to leave home without their valuable files again."

The OCZ Enyo offers an array of state-of-the-art features for prosumers looking to take advantage of the SuperSpeed 5Gbps port. In addition to cutting-edge performance, the Enyo offers superior power management and lower CPU utilization far surpassing the capabilities of external hard drives. With up to 260MB/s read and 200MB/s write capabilities, OCZ makes storage ten times faster than USB 2.0 speeds, while also being backwards-compatible with legacy ports.

Designed with ultimate portability in mind, the Enyo features a sleek, anodized aluminum housing and will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities. Enyo USB 3.0 SSDs cut the time it takes for fast transferring of HD video, graphics, and music, and are plug-and-play without additional external power requirements.

Enyo USB 3.0 Portable SSDs will begin shipping this now and will be available through OCZ's extensive worldwide channel.

Ok, exactly why do I want one of these? Isn't the whole point of getting an external drive for mass storage, backup, and transporting large (ie media) files? All of this is long seq reads and writes at which traditional HDDs do well for a lot less money with a lot more space.

I don't see how this would be worth the price. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of it. I just do not see how it would be useful. Maybe there are the few odd people out there who need really fast random reads and writes on their external drive that this might help.

Der Meister

^indeed. I dont see the point either