I'm working on 2-3 computers everyday and need to carry around data AND my applications as well. I need a fast portable storage unit. Now I use WD Passport with USB3.0, which is ok, though in regular 2.5" hdd, I don't think there is much difference between usb3 and usb2.
I really want every inch of performance, but it should be USB3.0, so I can use it on laptop, work pc, home pc and maybe some other PC's along the way. Can anyone explain to me the lack of USB3.0 SSD drives and/or come up with something better?
Of course there are external enclosures, but I see two weaknesses:
1, all enclosures I could find have sata2 interface inside - I believe SSD can benefit at least a little bit from sata3
2, conversion from SSD's sata to USB3.0 withing the enclosure has to have some negative impact on performance
I thought I did my homework with google to be honest, but I was surprised that these devices are very very rare. That's why I was asking what am I missing. Iomega and Verbatim I saw somewhere, but they seem overpriced. Transcend I really like from brief google session, seems like I'm going after that one. Thank you Dereck for a tip.
There is certainly a lack of serious reviews and comparisons of these drives
You can scroll down to the different brands. Some of them have links to technical reviews. For example there are links to 4 technical reviews of the A-DATA S596 Turbo. I also listed links to the company product page for each ssd.
I do not have any Transcend ssd's listed. I will add them when I update the database this coming weekend. In the meantime here is the link to the Transcend USB 3.0 portable ssd product page: