Sure, these VisionTek Pocket SSDs aren’t the most compact thumb drives you can get. But, man, these are SSDs. On a USB stick. That can fit inside tiny pockets. It’s awesome.
Described as “the pocket-sized, bus-powered SSD,” it gives you the speed, performance, and storage capacities of a regular SSD built into a laptop. Whether you’re copying large media files, launching a software installer from USB, or running a portable build of Windows 8 from a stick, these drives will let you go through them at the same speed as storage sitting inside your computer’s case.
The VisionTek Pocket SSD is a USB 3.0 thumb drive that’s powered by a high-performance LSI SandForce 2281 Series controller, allowing it to produce read speeds of up to 455 mbps and write speeds of up to 440 mbps, a big step up from the sub-300 mbps read and write speeds of other thumb drive SSDs. To go with the bigger than usual size (3.66 x 0.94 x 0.47 inches), it’s encased in tough aircraft-grade aluminum, ensuring your high-speed pocket storage is physically protected even when subjected to the bumps, drops, and getting sat on that all thumb drives experience every day. It’s available in two sizes: 120GB and 240GB.
Even better, the VisionTek Pocket SSD is no more expensive than other SSDs on a stick, priced at $100 for the 120GB and $175 for the 240GB versions.