GIGABYTE Introduces USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 Type C External SSD, VISION DRIVE SSD 1TB

GIGABYTE Introduces USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 Type C External SSD, the Vision Drive SSD 1TB with Built-in 1TB NVMe SSD and the high read/write speed of 2000MB/s makes content creation and data backup easier than ever before


Gigabyte Technology, one of the top global manufacturers of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, announces earlier this week its foray into the portable external drive by introducing its first external SSD – VISION DRIVE SSD 1TB – with the USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type C interface to the VISION family. This enables the company to further expand the VISION product line as well as to showcase its market-leading, innovative, and high-performance SSD products. The VISION DRIVE SSD 1TB is integrated with a 1TB PCIe Gen3 x4 solid-state-drive (SSD) which provides users with an ultra-high read/write speed of 2000MB/s. Based on GIGABYTE’s expertise and dedication to product development and design, the newly released VISION DRIVE SSD 1TB performs with excellence in terms of performance and cooling in addition to its near-perfect drop resistance. For content creators who always bring their portable drive with them on the go and those in need of off-site data backup capabilities, the VISION DRIVE SSD 1TB is definitely the ideal choice.

GIGABYTE’s external SSD is the newest member of the VISION family only to be preceded by its memory, motherboard, and graphics card brothers. The consistent main product theme features the fingerprint-proof, pure white matte surface combined with the leather trim design, giving it a warm touch less commonly seen in 3C products and a sense of quality made possible with sophistication, cleanness, craftsmanship, and elegance encompassed within. The black bottom design makes it less susceptible to soiling from its surroundings and possible to provide a care-free user experience. Under the stylish look, it is equipped with a high-performance and reliable Phison E12 controller chip, a 1TB high-speed NAND Flash, and a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type C interface, which enables a jaw-dropping read/write speed of 2000MB/s, user-friendliness, compact size, super-high capacity, and robust performance.

The VISION DRIVE SSD 1TB comes with USB Type C and Type-A cables and a fashionable travel case for content creators to use it with more flexibility and store the device and cables with ease. This allows the product to be easily used between different mainstream platforms on the market with the potential of USB’s backward compatibility fully exploited. For users to take full advantage of the benefits realized by the VISION DRIVE SSD 1TB, we also launch the VISION DRIVE 1TB Upgrade Kit capable of integrating their VISION DRIVE SSD 1TB devices and the GC-USB 3.2 GEN2X2 host expansion card, making it possible for users to use it with selected motherboards and fully utilize the access performance!

Moreover, to make the VISION SSD more durable and increase its drop resistance, we secure the PCB with bolts that have an increased amount of solder. To further enhance the drop resistance we use a steel protective case. The results from actual tests prove that the VISION DRIVE SSD 1TB meets the requirements outlined in MIL-STD-810G 516.6 of US military standards. Even when being dropped from a height of 122 cm, only a few friction marks can be seen on the corners of the case without affecting the overall performance, reliability, and operational convenience at all.


Vision Drive 1TB Specifications

  • InterfaceUSB3.2 Gen2x2
  • Form FactorExternal SSD
  • Total Capacity1‎TB
  • WarrantyLimited 5-years or 1600TBW
  • NAND3‎D TLC NAND Flash
  • External DDR Cache1‎GB
  • Sequential Read speedUp to 2,000 MB/s
  • Sequential Write speedUp to 2,000 MB/s
  • Mean time between failure (MTBF)1‎.77 million hours
  • Power Consumption (Active)5‎W
  • Power Consumption (Idle)2‎.65W
  • Temperature (Operating)0‎‎°C to 70°C
  • Temperature (Storage)-40°C to 85°C
  • Note* Test system configuration: configuration may vary by models, we will choose the latest platform for verification.
    * Performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version and system hardware & configuration. Sequential performance measurements based on CrystalDiskMark v.5.1.2 and I0meter 1.1.0.
    * Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.
    * TBW (Terabyte Written): Terabytes Written” is the total amount of data that can be written into an SSD before it is likely to fail.
    * 1GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual useable capacity may vary.
    * 5 years or 1600TBW, whichever comes first.

Source Gigabyte Press Release

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