Angelbird SSD2Go USB 3.0 External 480GB SSD Review – Unbelievable Build & Performance + 10% Off


We benchmarked the Angelbird SSD2Go on a brand new 2013 MacBook Air that we provided initial SSD testing on a few days prior to this report, as well as a full report on our sister site, Technology X.  We are happy to report that the Angelbird SSD2Go was right at home with our new MBA.



QuickBench 4.0 is somewhat of the ATTO Disk Benchmark of OSX where is tests transfer speeds of different sized files and provides the speed result of each transfer.  For this benchmark, we chose to test with large files.

AngelBird QuickBench 4.0

Transfer speeds of above 400MB/s for both read and write testing are excellent.


Here we see much the same with ZoneBench 2.0, where the different transfer speeds associated to file sizes are monitored:

 Angelbird ZoneBench


Disk Speed test is the most familiar benchmark to most OSX users and has been around for some time, extending results from synthetic to video as well:

AngelBird Diskspeedtest


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    This is way cool! Nice find!

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    The circuit board build quality looks excellent!

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    I think I saw this review on TweakTown a couple days ago.

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    Absolutely impressive product. The addition of the supercap makes perfect sense with a removable media product. The odds of someone inadvertantly pulling this out of a USB port are rather high and the supercap just gives them a nice safety margin. My only question on these external SSD units is whether their firmware be updated over a USB link.

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    Are these for girls, the SSDs can match their shoes LOL

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