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HyperDisk Kickstarter – Affordable 1,000MB/s Pocket-sized SSD Drive

November 21st, 2019 Jump to Comment Section 8
HyperDisk Kickstarter  - Affordable 1,000MB/s Pocket-sized SSD Drive

HyperDisk has a live Kickstarter for their super fast SSD drives. This pocket-sized hard drive has a capacity of up to 2TB, with transfer speeds of up to 1000MB/s.

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If you’re looking for a super quick, super small and affordable hard drive, the HyperDisk Kickstarter might be a good place to start.

Boasting transfer speeds of up to 1000MB/s and being available in 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, the HyperDisk SSD crams a lot into to just 45g of mass, in a sub-credit-card-sized shell.

A standard SSD nowadays is usually around 400MB/s in speed – the HyperDisk is therefore pretty sizeable in gains, when compared.

HyperDisk utilizes a 3.1 Gen 2 interface (10 Gbps) and M.2 NVMe protocol to achieve its claimed speed.

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With NVMe not having to adhere to the SATA bottleneck found on conventional SSD drives, the flash memory can operate at true speed.

The HyperDisk has a single USB Type C port, and you’ll need to use this end to end to get even close to the max rated speed. However, backwards compatibility is of course possible to USB 3 Type A, where you will find a peripheral bottleneck probably more than halving the max speed.

The fast evolution of camera technology requires surrounding markets to keep up, more data means more storage.

Hard drive technology generally has been comparably slow.

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SSDs can pretty much be considered the norm nowadays, but they have been around for quite a while, and we are still only getting small doses of high-capacity, portable SSD drives at a reasonable price.

It’s nice to see new companies like HyperDisk pushing latest technology, whilst keeping things affordable.

Speaking of cost: the current Kickstarter will get you 57/59% discount on production prices; you can back the HyperDisk campaign to get 512GB for $85, 1TB for $118 and 2TB for $188.

We are saying this at the end of every crowdfunding-related article: please be aware of the risks when baking a project on a crowdfunding platform. Please read Kickstarter’s terms of use – especially Section 5, “How funding works”. Keep in mind that there can be significant delays when delivering the product. Some products even don’t get delivered at all.

What do you think of the HyperDisk? Is it a campaign you’d be interested in backing? How important is the minimal size of a drive for you? Let us know in the comments beneath!

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