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

Even after seeing the prototype at CES I had forgotten just how small this drive is. The Enyo is actually thinner and more narrow than my iPhone meaning it could easily slip in your pocket for speedy on-the-go storage.

The brushed aluminum enclosure would match perfectly with a MacBook Pro, or in our case an Averatec N3400 notebook.

By removing the four screws on the rear of the Enyo we have access to the internal PCB. The back side of the board features eight MLC chips labeled 29F64G08CAMDB which are Intel chips similar to those we found in OCZ's Solid 2 that we recently reviewed. The most notable difference between these chips and the ones from the Solid 2 are capacity (8GB each vs 4GB on the Solid 2) and the fact that these are 64bit vs the 32bit from the Solid 2. In total there are 16 chips in our Enyo (16 x 8GB = 128GB).

The controller chip is an Indilinx IDX110M01-LC, again almost identical to the one from the Solid 2. The same can be said for the 64MB Elpida cache chip labeled S51321DBH-5ATS.

What makes the Enyo different from a traditional SSD is the Symwave USB 3.0 controller chip labeled SW6316-3VB. The majority of my search results for this chip returned Chinese websites but I was able to gather that this is a single-chip USB 3.0 to SATA storage controller - but we already knew that much anyway.

Let's move ahead and run the Enyo through some benchmarking programs.

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