OCZ Enyo 128GB Portable SSD Review

The OCZ Enyo is an external and portable solid state drive that offers the benefits of an external hard drive but the speed of an internal SSD when utilized with a USB 3.0 connection.

The packaging of the Enyo will look familiar to anyone that has opened up an iPhone and it presents the device as the high-end accessory that it is.

The contents include the drive that measures only 2.25-in across, 4.75-in long and 0.4-in thick as well as the necessary USB 3.0 cable, instructions and a sticker to declare your mobile storage superiority.

The OCZ Enyo unit is very slick looking and has an anodized aluminum finish much like the current generation of MacBook Pro notebooks. It easily slides in a pocket and seems to be pretty resilient to scratches and fingerprints.

Speeds will still top out at the near maximums of USB 2.0 but there is nothing that can be done about that other than pushing the move to USB 3.0 along.

The Enyo isn’t cheap though:

* 64GB – $229
* 128GB – $409
* 256GB – $819

That puts both the 64GB and 128GB models at about a 15% lower price than the Super Talent SuperCrypt USB 3.0 thumb drive though the 256GB model is actually just a bit higher. No doubt this is still a high premium for USB 3.0 external and SSD storage: $3.19/GB for the 128GB model.

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