Plugable is out today with a new USB-C NVMe SSD cabinet that delivers solid performance, a sleek, tool-free aluminum design to switch SSD, and a affordable price point. Read on for details, including our thoughts after some hands-on time with this new NVMe SSD cabinet.
While many of the NVMe SSD enclosures on the market require tools for switching SSD, Plugables' new enclosure is fast and easy change storage with
10GB USB-C NVMe SSD enclosure specifications
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 (speeds up to 10 GB / s
- Compatible with NVMe M.2 SSDs (2280, 2260, 2240 and 2230)
- Compatible with MacOS, Windows and Linux
- Our loaded, tool-free design
- Ventilated aluminum cap for optimum heat dissipation
- Includes USB-C to USB-C cable (10 inches) and USB-C to USB-A cable (10 inches)
We have used 10 The GB USB-C NVMe SSD cabinet for the past week and has been impressed by the well-crafted product. It's just a little bigger an NVMe SSD stick or about two-thirds as big as an Apple TV remote.
When you open the chassis with the simple spring-loaded mechanism, you can quickly and securely install an NVMe SSD stick with the supplied rubber pin.
The test unit we tested came with a 500GB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SDD. It can take full advantage of the 10 Gb / s speeds that USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 can offer.
It's also a nice touch that Plugable includes both USB-C to USB-C cable and USB-C to USB- A cable for connecting to new and old Macs without adapter.
At one end of the cabinet, the USB-C port is accompanied by a blue LED to indicate when SSD is in operation. The other end houses the spring-loaded latch to open the housing and replace the SSDs.
The sides of the aluminum enclosure function valves to prevent the SSDs from overheating.
Plugables 10GB USB-C NVMe SSD enclosure is now available from Amazon for $ 50. Remember that NVMe SSDs are sold separately. Crucial options can be found from about $ 90 with Samsung's $ 150-series offering.
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