OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable SSD ReviewPosted on 2010-06-16 12:55:09 by Thomas De Maesschalck
This year marked the beginning of a transition from SATA 3Gb/s to SATA 6Gb/s, with AMD already implementing this technology into their latest chipsets, and also from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0. Both have the potential to help drive demand for SSD technology, but we feel the latter in particular is much more overdue, coming at a time when the aging USB 2.0 standard has become tremendously inefficient and is failing to meet today's demands for portable storage.
Although widespread adoption of USB 3.0 is still some way off, with the right motherboard it's possible to take advantage of newly released drives sporting the SuperSpeed interface -- a handful of which are based on speedy SSD technology. Of course when talking about any product and using the words SSD and USB 3.0 in the same sentence, it's fair to assume that it is going to be anything but affordable.