Crucial P5 Plus NVMe SSD for speed and longevity

A maximum speed for sequential reads up to 6600MB/sec in a PCIe 4.0 compatible workstation and a typical read/write speed of 3300/2700MB per second in a Mac with Thunderbolt 3 or 4, is what Crucial’s P5 Plus NVMe SSD promises.… Read More Crucial P5 Plus NVMe SSD for speed and longevity

Review of the Crucial X8 portable SSD

External SSDs are becoming increasingly popular, faster and bigger. Crucial sent me their 2TB X8, a 110mm model. It’s not their newest, that would be the X6 which is even smaller at 70mm and available in sizes up to 4TB, but it’s the fastest with a performance that reaches 1050MB/sec. Both X models are drop proof to 2.30m on a carpeted floor, made from aluminium and formatted with ExFAT for use in any device, including Macs, iPad Pros from 2018 onwards, Windows, Xbox One, PS4 and Android devices.… Read More Review of the Crucial X8 portable SSD

Review of OWC’s Envoy Express NVMe module enclosure

The OWC Envoy Express enclosure is an empty NVMe enclosure with Thunderbolt 3 port and cable. Its cable isn’t integrated as with many other such enclosures, which is one huge plus. In addition, the Envoy Express comes with a clear plastic mounting plate that you attach to any Mac’s or PC’s surface with a glue-less strip. That allows you to mount and unmount the attachment plate many times without losing any of its attachment power. It’s all quite unique and attractive.… Read More Review of OWC’s Envoy Express NVMe module enclosure

Plugable USB 3.1 Gen.2 NVMe SSD enclosure & Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD

NVMe SSDs are meant to be built-in into a computer as a high-speed hard disk replacement or in an external device that usually sells as a black box, i.e. you can’t open it, add or remove SSDs from it. That definition is quickly becoming obsolete, though, as a growing number of vendors such as Plugable and OWC are offering enclosures that allow you to quickly switch between different NVMe SSDs.… Read More Plugable USB 3.1 Gen.2 NVMe SSD enclosure & Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD