OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Jakob Barnard
Date: 05-24-2010
Provided by: OCZ Technology
First Look

Inside the retail box is the drive itself, USB 3.0 cable, quick user guide and a sticker that will let all of your friends know how superior your SSD is compared to their HDD (apparently the sticker isn't included in the retail offering).

The included USB 3.0 cable is white with an A connector on one end and a Micro-B connector on the opposite end. The A plug connects to your computer's USB 3.0 port (or 2.0 port as the interface is backwards-compatible) while the Micro-B side connects directly to the Enyo. Unlike some external enclosures that we have seen recently, both power and data are supplied over this single cable so you won't have to lug around a separate power cable. Cable length measures 41", or just under 3.5'. As I have suggested with every other USB 3.0 device I have tested to date, an extra foot or so of cable length would go a long way, especially for users who have their computer case on the ground under their desk.

Here we have a few close-ups of the Enyo. The product name is printed on the front of the unit with two small blue LED indicators near the bottom. The back of the drive features the obligatory product sticker and four screws that hold the enclosure together. If you notice on our sample, the void warranty pamper sticker was already punctured. I asked OCZ about this and was told this may have happened on a few early units but shouldn't be a problem for end users as they can tell if a drive has been physically opened versus just this simple sticker damage. This of course won't matter much to us as we will be opening the drive to get a look inside anyway.

More just ahead.

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