Solid-State Drives (SSDs) are finally improving in quality and dropping in price to bring stunningly fast performance in a small package (not too different in size than an iPhone 5). Even after testing a number of storage brands and models that feature SSD drives, I wasn’t prepared for the unreal speed of OWC’s Envoy Pro EX: It’s a portable SSD solution that outperforms the desktop SSDs.
There’s fast, then there’s Solid State Drive (SSD) fast when it comes to storage solutions. It seems that every manufacturer claims that they have the best, fastest, and most stable solution, but for photo, video, and design applications, our definitions may seem a bit skewed. Enter the new CalDigit AV Pro external storage solution.
As many industries and consumers migrate toward cloud-based storage, there are still advantages to physical drive solutions that don’t require any Internet connection, and many offer speeds that are simply not possible for most consumer connections. Factor in drive performance and the addition of an mSATA SSD card (sold separately), and you have the Drobo Mini.