The market actually offers different options as to external ssd of high end, however, the new proposal of gigabyte that we will go to analyze today is undoubtedly one of the most interesting of the category. The company, which has several models of ssd also on interface PCI-E 4.0 (see the aorus gen4 7000s announced in March,) has made us reach its vision drive 1tb, external unit that exploits the ob 3.2 gen 2×2 (20 gbps) and that, in addition to pointing everything on performance, it makes no doubt for the particularly small size. Technical characteristics and detailsas the name suggests, gigabyte vision drive is part of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s vision series, characterized by sempic and elegant lines with a completely white color.
The ssd comes in a well-kept package that, in addition to the drive, provides a fabric case for transport and two ob cables (USB-C/USB-C and USB-C/USB-A) . The unit – certified MIL-STD-810G 516.6 – has a plastic chassis and measures 11.5 x 7.2 x 2 cm. Gigabyte vision drive supports the standard ob 3.2 2×2 to 20 gbps but at the same time it is retrocompatible with ob 3.2 gen 1 (as long as you give up 50% of the performance. )
In our test we tested the ssd using another gigabyte vision product, ie the new parent card gigabyte z590 Vision-G that natively supports the ob 3.2 gen 2×2 directly on the I/O panel. To allow you to better assess the performance of the gigabyte vision drive, we compared the results obtained in our test suite with those of the crucial external ssd x8 and a common ssd sata 6gbps. This trend is also maintained in the benchmark assd test where, in reality, we notice the only indecision of the ssd gigabyte.
By analyzing the graph in fact, when we pass the 4K-64T random read/write test, the result of the vision drive is clearly lower than the opponent. The results definitively confirm the excellent performance of the vision drive that overclasses the crucial x8 (we remember ob 3.2 gen 2 10gbps,) instead up to 4 times faster than a common ssd sata 6gbps. Considerationspulling the sums, the gigabyte vision drive is a product that has particularly convinced us, not only for the performance offered but also for the decidedly compact design that on the one hand and ease portability, on the other does not sacrifice the construction quality or operating temperatures.
Gigabyte vision drive is also a great choice for those users looking for a top solution to store games on an external disk that can combine performance and a good storage capacity (1tb.) A nod finally to the bundle offered by gigabyte with this ssd that – apart from the case (which we particularly appreciated) – previews two cables that allow to connect the drive on ob door both of type and of type to the nearer.