Are you looking for an ultra-portable external drive? If you are then you have come to the right place. We are going to tell you how to build your own super thumb drive that provide you up to 10GB/s transfer speed. The steps are simple and easy.
What you need?
In order to build yourself a super thumb drive, you will need a M.2 SSD and a M.2 SSD enclosure. Yes, it is just two things you need to build your very own super thumb drive. The M.2 SSD enclosure that we are recommending here is Orico TCM2-C3 M.2 PCIe NVMe USB Type-C SSD enclosure.
Orico TCM2-C3 SSD enclosure comes with a transparent plastic case with a polychrome aluminum alloy heat sink at the top. The heat sink is crucial in order to transfer the heat that generated by the SSD during the high speed transfer. Orico TCM2-C3 SSD enclosure is utilizing the USB 3.1 Type-C port to provide you the maximum 10Gbps transfer rate. In order to utilize the maximum transfer rate, you must use the included USB 3.1 Type-C to Type-C cable. If your personal computer only comes with USB 3.0 USB A port, you will still be able to connect the enclosure to your personal computer as an USB 3.0 Type-A to Type-C cable also included in the box but the maximum transfer rate will be capped at 6Gbps due to the limitation of the USB 3.0 port.
Another key component that you need is a M.2 NVMe SSD. The M.2 NVMe SSD that we highly recommend is WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD. It is able to provide up to 2600MB/s read speed and up to 1800MB/s write speed.
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*Maximum 10Gbps transfer rate requires the support of USB 3.1 Gen2 port and cable.
Advantage of Building Your Own Super Thumb Drive
The biggest advantage of building your own super thumb drive is the size and weight. Orico TCM2-C3 SSD enclosure is just slightly wider and longer than a M.2 2280 SSD. Due to the light weight of the SSD and the SSD enclosure, it is very convenience to carry it around. It might be slightly heavier than your average thumb drive but it is definitely lighter than your external Hard Disk Drive.
Another advantage of building your own super thumb drive is that you have the freedom to choose the storage size that you need. You are able to choose between 250GB to 2TB of storage size. Orico TCM2-C3 is able support up to 2TB of storage size. Other than that, you are able to connect to your smartphone through the Type-C to Type-C cable and browse through the files that you stored in it. You will no longer be restricted to use the super thumb drive with your personal computer only.
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