How often do you find yourself buying a new component or even SSD for your computer, and just placing the old part in the packaging? Where it sits until one day your friend tells you that they could use that component, and you have a chance to make a few dollars from it. Well, imagine upgrading the mSATA SSD in your ultra book, only to find that you literally have no use for the old mSATA drive other than to hold up a desk. Better yet, imagine buying the worlds smallest and fastest SSD enclosure with a SSD already included?
For those with an extra mSATA SSD lying around, EDGE Memory, has created a solution for your ultra book mSATA drive replacement that is extremely easy and convenient. The diskGO Pocket USB 3.0 mSATA SSD Enclosure gives your mSATA a new life, by giving you a new external SSD. Conversely, if you just want the smallest and fastest performing external storage device on the planet, this enclosure can also be purchased with the EDGE Boost Pro SATA 3 mSATA SSD in capacities of 60, 120 and and 240 GB.
DISKGO POCKET USB 3.0 ENCLOSURE FEATURES
In the simplistic packaging, you will find the EDGE Memory diskGO Pocket mSATA SSD Enclosure, as well as the USB 3.0 cable.
It has been noted that the diskGO Pocket enclosure features a high-quality aluminum casing to keep your mSATA SSD cool. Additionally, the enclosure measures to be less than 3” by 2”, making it smaller than your credit card.
In addition to the enclosure supporting USB 3.0 interface, the diskGO Pocket does not require an additional power adapter.
As we have already noted, the diskGO Pocket features USB 3.0 technology that provides us with increased performance and speed when copying over our files. Additionally, the diskGO Pocket is backwards compatible to USB 2.0. This means that if your USB port on your computer is not blue in colour, then you can still use the drive. You will just receive that annoying notification from Windows letting you know that the drive can perform faster in a USB 3.0 port. If your computer is not equipped with the latest USB technology, then we encourage you to have a look at our report of the HighPoint 4-Port HBA. This PCIe expansion card easily allows you to add four additional USB ports to your system, as well as the addition of USB 3.0 technology.
DISKGO POCKET MSATA SSD INSTALLATION
The DiskGO Pocket Enclosure is very easy to use, and installing your mSATA SSD. On either side of the enclosure, you will find a set of two Phillips screws. Once removed, the aluminum siding will fall away from the enclosure, thus exposing the PCB and mSATA interface.
The PCB will simply slide out of the enclosure, where you can then install your mSATA SSD. Reverse this procedure, and you have yourself an external SSD by recycling your old mSATA drive.
Will the S.M.A.R.T. data be viewable using any mSATA drive,USB port, or S.M.A.R.T. monitoring software, if I were to buy the empty enclosure?
Don’t think so, I have yet to encounter a usb enclosure of any type that can rely s.m.a.r.t info. Perhaps one day?
On page 3 of the article the S.M.A.R.T. data has been retrieved using crystal disk info 5.5.0. Their are other USB enclosures that can relay S.M.A.R.T. info,but it takes an email or chat session with customer support of the maker to find out.