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Interface: USB 3.0 (Up to 525 MB/Sec)
SSD provides faster seek time - great for HD video editing
Rock-solid durability - No moving parts, able to withstand high impact (1500Gs operating shock)
Aluminum housing provides excellent protection and heat dissipation
Backed by a 3-year warranty
Featuring ultra-fast transfer rates, massive storage capacities and an attractive aluminum housing, the U32 Shadow™ SSD is an ideal portable solid state drive. With no moving parts, it delivers immediate access time — great for HD video editing. The stylish design features an aluminum body engineered to effectively dissipate heat and provide superb protection. The U32 Shadow SSD provides speeds up to 450 MB/s when connected to a USB 3.0 port. With a compact size, it fits easily into your pocket for maximum convenience on-the-go. Powered by the USB bus, the U32 Shadow requires no external power adapter or drivers, making it the perfect portable storage solution.
Interface: USB 3.0 (Up to 450 MB/sec)
Asmedia 1153E high-performance controller with UASP support
Ultra-efficient Block Management & Wear Leveling for maximum reliability
Designed and assembled in the USA
Package includes: U32 Shadow™, USB 3.0 cable, protective carrying case, user guide
3 Year Warranty
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I originally bought a 480GB drive back in April but the best I could get was USB 2.0 speeds and I assumed it was because of a limitation of my laptop. I upgraded my laptop a couple of months later and tried several other systems and I could never get one to recognize the drive as a USB 3.0 device, I finally got around to mailing the company in October and just assumed I would get ignored or rejected because I had waited so long. To my pleasant surprise, Oyen was extremely responsive (emailed back the next business day) and immediately offered to replace the drive - no push back at all. I send in the drive and again they were extremely responsive emailing me the same day they got the drive acknowledging they had received it and saying they would send out the replacement the next day. When they sent the replacement, they sent it express mail for Saturday delivery again handling the situation as fast as they could. the...
So far it's worked in everything I've plugged it into. And transfer speeds are about 250MBs write/ 210 MBs read. Not 500/500 like an internal SSD but pretty speedy.
Outer case is a wee bit cheap but certainly functional aluminum.
I bought the 1TB version to use with my rMBP. I created two partitions: one as a bootable backup clone of my rMBP's flash drive and the other for storing my iTunes library. The drive performed as advertised - read and write speeds were around 420 MB/s. I was surprised, though, that the bootable partition was NOT recognized as a startup disk under System Preferences. However, it does appear as a bootable drive when my computer is started or restarted while pressing the "option" key. Booting from this drive is just 2 - 3 seconds slower than my internal flash drive. Expensive, but I'm very pleased with the U32's performance.
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