OCZ Enyo Overview
The Enyo has to be the smallest solid state drive we have reviewed! With the dimensions of 56mm x 120mm x 10mm it is much smaller than my iPhone 4 and can easily be put in my pocket for easy portability.
The thing that actually surprised me the most is actually how thin the drive is, it is thinner than most cell phones. OCZ uses an anodized aluminum housing, which not only looks cool, but will also protect the drive. This drive would look perfect next to a Macbook Pro or similar aluminum housed laptop. On the front of the drive there is a small Enyo logo.
Flipping the drive over there is a small sticker on the back that has the serial number and some other information on it. On one end of the drive there is a micro USB 3.0 connector. This is actually the first time I have seen one of these. This connection means that you will always need to carry the included USB 3.0 cable with you to use the Enyo.
Well let’s crack the Enyo open and see what is inside! To do that simply remove 4 screws on the back of the housing and remove it. Inside you will find a green PCB with 8 Intel MLC flash chips. These are the 29F64G08CAMDB chips which we have seen in many solid state drives.
If you remove 2 more screws you can take the PCB out and check out the other side. There are 8 more flash chips on this side giving you 16 total. Each chip is 8GB so that gives you 128GB total. OCZ has gone with the Indilinx IDX110M01-LC controller chip, which requires the Elpida 64MB cache chip. You will also notice a Symwave SW6316-3VB chip, this is the USB 3.0 controller.
Jul 08, 2014 0