SSD USB-C Backup Drives For Mac

The demand for Apple compatible USB-C solid-state flash memory storage hardware is exploding. Macintosh users wanting to leverage their new Thunderbolt3 / USB 3.1 compatible Type-C ports for an ultra-fast Mac USB-C SSD backup drive have a broad range of affordable, high-performance storage devices to choose from.


With SSD costs per gigabyte dropping radically, affordable USB-C SSD external backup drives for MacOS have reached the market quickly. We're seeing many 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2 drive enclosures for Mac hit the shelves that support a standard 2.5 inch SATA III solid-state disk or mSATA SSD card and feature a Type-C USB port on the case. So, you can cheaply and readily build your own DIY USB-C backup drive in minutes.

Samsung T5 SSD For Mac

Speeds Up To 540 MBps

Mac USB-C PCIe SSD Drives

PCIe NVMe SSD modules have become the main storage offering inside many recent Apple computers. These small solid-state drive blades save a ton of space and more importantly support data transfer rates 2-5 times faster than the aging 6Gbps SATA specification.

PCie Flash SSD Drive For Mac

Read Speeds Up To 1000MBps

There are many M.2 PCIe SSD blade drive enclosures available for DIY Apple compatible USB-C backup drive solutions.

USB-C NVMe SSD Enclosure For Mac

For Hi-Speed PCIe Blades

Mac USB-C RAID SSD Drive Arrays

We're seeing keen interest in USB 3.1 multi-drive solid-state storage solutions with a USB-C Type-C connector on the back of the enclosure. A pair of SATA III SSD drives or modules in a striped RAID 0 array are a good match for filling Gen 2 USB 3.1's 10Gbps pipeline. Over in the ThunderBolt drive splace, we see companies offering drive arrays with DUAL PCIe SSD modules. When configured in a striped RAID 0 array, they offer speeds that can exceed the bandwidth a USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps data pipeline.


Speeds Up To 950 MBps

Ultra-Portable Mac USB-C External SSD's

The newest generation of USB 3.1 external SSD backup drives are tending to be MUCH smaller than what you're used to. As solid-state storage becomes the norm and starts to displace conventional mechanical hard disk drives in earnest, the days of a high-capacity disk drive being the size of a paperback book or even a deck of cards is quickly fading. M.2 and mSATA size SSD modules occupy a fraction of the space peviously needed inside a laptop or desktop system. External Mac SSD backup drives are shrinking in size as well.

GTech USB-C SSD For Mac

Speeds Up To 560 MBps

MacOS UASP Support In USB-C Drive Cases

As we've recently seen in the USB 3.0 backup drive space, disk enclosure chipsets that support UASP - USB Attached SCSI Protocol - are becoming the norm. UAS protocol handles Reads and Writes over USB far more efficiently and faster than the previous generation of Block-Oriented transfers using BOT protocol. While UASP doesn't provide much if any benefit to mechanical hard drives, it's CRITICAL for optimal performance from external Mac SSD USB-C drives under OSX. Expect UASP supported chipsets in ALL USB Type-C drive enclosures has become a defacto standard in all USB 3.1 enclosures and drives - but can be 'iffy' in the USB 3.0 market. Read specs carefully before purchasing.