Sometimes I marvel at how tech has advanced over the last decade. Today’s NVMe SSD enclosure has shrunk so much in physical size that you’d think it is a flash drive. Case in point: the new Sharge Disk M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure from the maker of the transparent power bank and the adorable Macintosh-style charging brick.
So how small is the Sharge Disk exactly? Well, it measures 29 mm by 43 mm (1.14 by 1.69 inches) and tips the scales at a mere 24g (0.84 oz). It is designed to accommodate 2230 SSD and features a built-in USB 3.2 Gen2 male port that supports read/write speeds of up to 1000 MB/s.
The male port eliminates the need for a cable to use the Sharge Disk. It can be directly plugged into a laptop, tablet, DSLR or mirrorless camera, and more. The Sharge Disk may be tiny but Sharge managed to cram an Active Heat Dissipation System that has a 13,000 RPM fan to actively keep the device cool.
With Active Heat Dissipation System, it ensures the SSD does not overheat which in turn translates to faster and more stable transfer speed. However, the fan does produce some noise, though Sharge says that it does not exceed 32 dB which is quieter than a library, or maybe a little louder than whispering.
Other highlights include up to 2 TB M.2 NVMe SSD, hardware write protection, multi-device and OS compatibility, upgradeable firmware, an aluminum alloy and tempered glass construction, ingress protection of IP54, and a tool-free design that allows for quick a replacement of SSD card.
You can learn more about this super cool Sharge Disk M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure over on Kickstarter where it is being crowdfunded.
If you are keen, you may pre-order it for as low as 315 HKD (or about US$41). SSD card is sold separately. Also available as an optional add-on is a silicone case that offers drop protection as well as a data cable lanyard.