The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB is perfect for Windows®, Mac® OS X®, and Linux® based computers. It's the pocket-sized, bus-powered SSD that offers the speed, performance, and storage capacity of an internal SSD.
For Windows®, Mac® OS X®, and Linux® based computers.
Whether you're wanting to transfer large files such as uncompressed images, back up an entire system, or create a pocket-size bootable operating system drive, the VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD is the performance and convenience solution for creative professionals, IT power users, and anyone seeking ultra-fast media and large file transfers.
Not An Ordinary Thumb Drive
While the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD looks like any other high-capacity flash drive with a USB 3.0 connector, that's where all similarities end. More than pure storage, it's a full-blown Solid State Drive featuring a high-performance SandForce® controller. That means you'll experience up to 455MB/s Reads and up to 440MB/s Writes... as quick as the fastest internal SSDs1, yet with the proper set-up, you can run a variety of operating systems with full capabilities.
Uses The Common USB Port
Millions of computers have been put into use since the USB 3.0 interface was introduced in 2008. That means no matter where you are, you'll be able to access a PC or Mac to utilize the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD. Just plug the drive into a computer and you can start working at supercharged speeds!2
Faster For Real-World Uses
While scoring high on synthetic benchmark tests gets all the glory, the real focus should be on how an upgrade performs under real-world use scenarios. Any kind of travel demands entertainment, so you'll want to carry some HD movies with you. Compared to traditional external storage, you can transfer 35GB of movie files to the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 26% faster.
Tougher & Faster Than Other Pocket SSDs
While other portable pocket SSD options exist, they're no match for the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD. No pathetically weak plastic case here... being able to handle the rigors of portable use demands a tough aircraft-grade aluminum housing. And while the best competitors can only muster up 250MB/s write speeds, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD offers up to double that speed.
Nearly 4x More Storage Capacity For Tablets
With today's most popular tablet computers offering a maximum of 64GB of internal storage, you can use the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD as a high-capacity external storage upgrade and increase your storage capabilities by up to nearly 4x more.
Run Windows On A Mac
Whether you're a fan of PC games, want to run a specialty Windows only app, or are a web designer needing to confirm your work looks correct, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD now can bring you the best of both operating system worlds. Just by downloading and installing Boot Camp® drivers along with a legal copy of Windows 8 or higher, the VisionTek USB Pocket SSD lets you boot a full Windows environment without having to partition your internal drive. Jump from an iMac to a Mac mini to a Mac Pro without having to copy settings, files, or configurations. (see tab below for how-to tips)
Multiple Uses for Multiple Users
The VisionTek USB Pocket SSD offer the flexibility to be used for specific needs such as:
Controller: LSI SandForce 2281 Series with 7% Over Provisioning
Capacity: 120GB (128GB total flash memory with 8GB dedicated to real-time redundancy and error correction)*
Performance: up to 445MB/s read, up to 440MB/s write
Random 4K Performance: up to 39,000 IOPS
Interface Type: USB 3.0 (backward compatible to USB 2.0)
Dimensions: 3.66" x 0.94" x 0.47"
Weight: 2 ounces
Compatibility: Windows XP and higher / Mac OS X 10.4 and higher/Linux**
Warranty: 2 year
*Capacity stated is unformatted. The total formatted capacity for the drive will vary depending on the operating system and file system used.
**Preformatted for Windows - must be reformatted to work with other operating systems