SSD USB-C Backup Drives For MacThe 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.
Mac USB-C SATA III SSD DrivesWith SSD costs per gigabyte dropping radically, affordable USB-C SSD external backup drives 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 7mm-11mm 2.5 inch SATA III solid-state disk 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.
Speeds Up To 540 MBps
Mac USB-C PCIe SSD DrivesPCIe 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. There are also M.2 PCIe SSD blade drive enclosures available for DIY Apple compatible USB-C backup drive solutions.
For Hi-Speed PCIe Blades
Mac USB-C RAID SSD Drive ArraysWe'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'sThe 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.
Speeds Up To 560 MBps