This being my first look at a USB 3.0 hard drive I am quite impressed! Surprisingly I’ve only looked at one other USB 3.0 device and it was the Thermaltake BlacX 5G hard drive dock. So I really have not seen how powerful and fast USB 3.0 can be, but after this review I am definitely behind it!
In our testing with the OCZ driver we achieved scores of 273MB/s read and 211MB/s write it ATTO Disk Benchmark. This exceeds the advertised maximum speeds of 260MB/s read and 200MB/s write! In some of our testing the Enyo even scored better than some of the internal SATA solid state drives we have tested.
The idea of making a USB 3.0 solid state drive is just great and OCZ has done an amazing job with the Enyo. First off it looks awesome, the anodized aluminum casing is really stylish and also helps protect the drive. OCZ has made the drive small so it is easy to carry with you whether it is in a laptop bag or even your pocket. The drive is plug and play so you can just plug it in and you are ready to go. Also the supplied cable is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, unlike the cable on the Thermaltake BlacX 5G so you can use the Enyo on pretty much any system. The Enyo also does not need an external power source so you only have to carry around 1 cable.
The included cable uses a micro USB 3.0 connector on the end that connects to the Enyo and from what we know is specific only to the Enyo drive. This means you always need to have this cable and if you lose it you are going to have to order this specific one from OCZ.
Overall though I am very impressed with the Enyo. Right now you can pick it up at my favorite online retailer for $289. Most 128GB solid state drives available sell for around $250-$350 so the Enyo is priced accordingly. Overall ThinkComputers gives the OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
- 273MB/s read and 211MB/s write it ATTO Disk Benchmark
- Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
- Stylish design
- Easy to travel with
- No external power source needed
- USB cable uses a specific micro USB 3.0 connector