SSDs have changed the digital storage game as they offer faster read/write speeds, along with a potentially longer lifespan compared to typical HDDs. While for external storage, hard drives still rule, as they still offer the largest storage space compared to typical USB flash drives. Though Plextor is looking to change this with with their new EX1 external SSD.
Plextor has announced its new generation lightweight, slim, and high-speed external solid state drives (SSD) – The Plextor EX1. Built with extreme speeds in mind, the EX1 integrated the latest industry-leading USB Type-C connector with the powerful Plextor high-performance SSD core to provide exceptional data reading/writing speeds; fully enhancing the performance of external storage devices, especially for large-capacity file transfer and backup. Data loss and overheating are some of the known issues to external hard drives with moving mechanical parts, and the EX1 is exquisitely designed to be shock-proof, quiet during operation, lightweight, and portable. It also supports mobile storage on Android devices via OTG.
The EX1 offers amazing 550/500 MB/s continuous read/write speeds, respectively, providing data transfer efficiency that is unheard of in traditional flash drives or external hard drives. The EX1’s USB Type-C interface also supports the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard that is capable of transfer speed up to 10-times faster than the USB 2.0 standard.
Weighing only 30 grams, the slim and lightweight EX1 is almost as compact as a conventional flash drive. The simple and elegant curved design of the EX1’s exterior is available in gold and titanium silver. The package comes with a Type-C to Type-A USB adapter cable, as well as a carrying pouch.
The EX1 will be available in three different capacities (128 / 256 / 512 GB) to choose from, and the entire series comes with a 5-year limited warranty from Plextor.