Gigadrive’s portable external solid-state is claimed to be the world’s fastest SSD, a game-changer for gamers. As expected by the external SSDs, they increase storage capacity but at the same time, this SSD is hampered by speed bottlenecks, making them slower than internal drives. Gigadrive aims to take maximum advantage of the connection speeds of Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 which would make it faster to write and read from the external drive and eliminate the bottleneck.
Gigadrive’s external SSD boasts read and write speeds of up to 2,800MBps with which your gaming computer can quickly access gaming files stored on SSD in no time. The company claimed that their engineering team behind Gigadrive had made it possible to level up the best-read and write speeds on the market to 2,800MBps, which is a milestone unreachable for any other external SSD and now it is offered to consumers in crowdfunding and after it, the SSD pushed its funding goal in one hour after going live on Indiegogo, and the company has raised over $1.2 million with seven days left of its campaign.
The company said “Dual thermal pads, optimized surface area, and built-in heatsinks provide advanced heat control to GigaDrive,” about the drive’s design. The SSD’s case is claimed to be IP67-rated for dust, water, and shock, and is made of aluminum to help with heat dissipation.
The SSD is supposed to be used with any Mac or PC with Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 ports, tablets, smartphones, and game consoles. Having Thunderbolt 4 support would be a great association with the M1-powered iPad Pro. The SSD can be used with any device with USB-A and USB-C ports. The Gigadrive offers 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB storage capacities in SSD.
The company is offering up to a 50% discount as an initial crowdfunding campaign. The 1TB drive, which was expected to retail at $299, is now available for $153 on Indiegogo. The 8TB costs $729 during the campaign, but prices are expected to go up to $1,399.