ORICO GV100 Mini M.2 Portable NVMe SSD Review

Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the ORICO GV100 Mini M.2 Portable NVMe SSD. It’s a portable M.2 SSD that offers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 940MB/s, with a superspeed throughput of 10Gbps. It’s perfect for transferring large-sized data including 4K videos, high-resolution photos, games, film, music, data backup and more. Our review sample comes with a total capacity of 512GB of 3D NAND flash TLC memory. It’s super thin at only 9.9mm thick and extremely light-weight, weighing in at just 22g. This portable SSD also feature a nice and sleek looking aluminum blue enclosure, and a circular-shaped design that makes it easy to take anywhere. You can fit it on a keychain or backpack, and never have to worry about losing it.

We’re now seeing more and more portable SSDs over traditional mechanical portable drives. And the reason for this, is that portal SSDs are much faster speeds and light-weight. If fact, the newer portal SSDs, using the M.2 form factor are even more compact, light-weight and faster (using USB 3.1 Gen2 or higher)… such as the ORICO GV100 Mini M.2 Portable NVMe SSD that we are reviewing here.

Confused and NAND flash memory? Well, there are several types of NAND flash memory used in most of today’s SSDs. The two most popular are SLC and MLC, and now TLC. Here’s a little background taken from HowToGeek.

You can also check out the various types of USB standards via the chart below. In this case, you should be looking at the 4th column.

 

About ORICO

ORICO Technologies Co., Ltd. is one of the global leading manufacturers of computer peripherals and digital accessories, whose brand ORICO is based on the innovative concept of “Easy Your PC”.

ORICO Technologies Co. Ltd is an innovative national high-tech enterprise of USB data transmission and charging technology. Centre on USB/Type-C, ORICO designs and manufactures all kinds of personal, family and enterprise innovative practical products. In IT peripheral storage, ORICO takes the lead in integrating the advanced theory “EASY YOUR PC” into product design and manufacture, With innovative ideas and excellent quality, ORICO gets universal acceptance from users and now it has become the leading brand of the HD storage and peripherals in China.

We will be testing the ORICO GV100 Mini M.2 Portable NVMe SSD using a Dell Latitude E7300 notebook armed with USB 3.1 Gen2 ports. It’s powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8665U processor with 16Gb of ram, running Windows 10 Pro. I’m expecting decent read/write speeds, and let’s hope it can reach those advertised transfer speeds of 940MB/sec.

You can buy the ORICO GV100 Portable NVMe SSD (512GB version) for around USD $149 at Amazon – https://amzn.to/3h5VtbT

 

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