HyperDisk: Pocket-sized & High-speed Portable SSD

HyperDisk: Pocket-sized & High-speed Portable SSD

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Physical storage drives have not changed a lot over the years. They have improved in terms of storage capacity and technology but they are definitely still a bit bulky (compared with how small things are becoming) and relatively slow. To offer an improvement to what is currently in the market, GrowthLabs recently announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign for their Storage Drive device called; HyperDisk.

The HyperDisk

Hyperdisk was designed to become the best backup/storage solution in the market, with super-fast transfer speed, universal compatibility, compact size, and lightweight design. Weighing only 45g and with super slim dimensions of 73.9mm42.8mm10.9mm, the Hyperdisk breaks people’s cognition of heavy and cumbersome SSDs.

While Performance may vary due to variation in the configuration of the host device, Hyperdisk is able to reach a read/write speed of nearly 1000 MB/s when used with a host device and connection cables that support Thunderbolt™,  meaning with the right system configuration, it will take Hyperdrive only 20-22s to copy a 20GB file that will take an ordinary USB memory stick 25mins!

Speed Comparison with similar devices

This super speed is achieved thanks to HyperDisk’s the M.2 NVMe on which it is based along with other features. the M.2NVMe performs virtually 2x faster than SATA SSDs and 10x faster than traditional HDDs. Also, the core and its Intel flash are tightly closed and protected by its shell which offers reasonable protection against shock and vibration, ensuring that the Hydisk runs with a low failure rate and with zero noise.  Besides, the shell is coated with waving aluminum alloy and touched with frosted feel, offering you a sense of the future, and contributing to the effective temperature management system that helps guarantee its perfect performance — around 60℃ in operating and 30℃ in static storage.

Compatible with a Wide Range of Devices

HyperDisk comes with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB interface and it is compatible with all Mac and Windows computers, along with Android smartphones and pads that support the Type C OTG or connection via the use of an adapter to convert the USB type to the one supported by the device.

To allow it meet the need of different people, HyperDisk comes with different capacity including 512GB/1TB/2TB, so either your need is an external storage for your phone or computer or you need a storage device for photography or Video, the Hyperdisk has something for you.

Some of the key features of the Hyperdisk in bullet points include;

  • Up to 1,000MB/s read and write
  • 45g only, and smaller than a credit card
  • Intel flash
  • 512GB/1TB/2TB size option available.
  • 3.1 Gen 2 interface (10 Gbps) and M.2 NVMe
  • Compatible with iPad, Mac and Windows computers, Android devices
  •  Change for new within 1 year and 3-year warranty

To increase confidence in the product, HypersDisk currently offers a 3-year limited warranty and a 1-year change for new service, with the later service promising that a new HyperDisk will be sent to you to replace your defective and malfunctioning one within the first year. Besides, The reasons for your return must however, be non-human factors.

The device is only currently being sold only through its Kickstarter campaign which is due to end soon, with global delivery scheduled for January 2020, but the team mentioned the existence of plans for a sale in physical outlets in the near future.

More information on the product and how to participate in the crowdfunding campaign can be found on the project’s page on Kickstarter.

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Hardware Design Engineer | #IoT Consultant |All things #ML | Entrepreneur | Serial Writer | Passionate about Innovation and technology as tools for solving problems in developing countries. Spare time is spent around writing and advocacy for the growth of the Maker/DIY Culture in Africa.

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