Files from our cameras get bigger and bigger and we expect our workflow to get better and faster. This is not possible without using new technology for transferring our work to a backup storage device. The trend today is the portable SSD. This year several brands released their first portable SSD devices, which might make you update your on-location backup arsenal after you see the crazy speeds they can transfer data at.
One of the exciting news on this year's CES exhibit is the greater variety of portable SSDs we are going to have on the market in 2018. They combine the portability of the good ol' USB sticks, the storage capacity of the bulky and slow external HDDs, and the transfer speeds given by the SSD technology combined with Thunderbolt 3. Oh, and for those MacBook Pro users who are tired of dongles, most of the upcoming backup devices support USB-C.
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
It is designed as a rugged and a portable backup device that can go through some moderate torture including dust, water, and dropping. It is so small that fits in your pocket. The SSD comes with a USB-C port and has read speeds up to 550 MB/s. It will be available in March 2018 as 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB versions.
Seagate Fast SSD
If you search for an affordable, shock resistant, yet fast SSD, Seagate has got something for you. Their Fast SSD transfers data over USB-C at speeds up to 540 MB/s. The devices will be available in spring 2018 as 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB versions, priced at $99, $169, and $349 respectively.
Dell Performance Portable SSD
According to Dell, that's "the world's most compact Thunderbolt 3 storage device." They claim its transfer speed reaches 2.6 GB/s. As you may have guessed, that's possible thanks to the USB-C connectivity. Dell will hit the markets with 500 GB and 1 TB versions of the SSD at prices of $439 and $799 respectively.
Pluggable Thunderbolt 3 SSD
If you are looking for extraordinary transfer speeds, like up to 2.4 GB/s, you might get interested in these. They have a 480 GB storage capacity, support USB-C connectivity, and will be available in spring 2018. Pricing is yet to be released.
Patriot EVLVR Thunderbolt 3 SSD
The SSD is claimed to reach speeds up to 1.5 GB/s thanks to its built-in Phison E8 PCIe controller and the Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. You can purchase a 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB SSDs from March 2018 at price tags of $199.99, $289.99, and $489.99 respectively.
[via No Film School]