MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 128GB Angelbird SSD2go Pocket from MEGAMAC

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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with MEGAMAC to offer a 128GB Angelbird SSD2go Pocket, which is a USB 3.0 ultra portable solid state drive that can, as the name suggests, fit right in a pocket. Angelbird is known for making high-quality products, and the SSD2go is no exception.

It has an aluminum casing and it's highly resistant to physical impact, vibration, force, and temperature. Of interest to Mac users, the SSD2go Pocket is one of the only mobile USB solid state drives to offer TRIM Support.


We're giving away an SSD2go Pocket in Black, but it also comes in silver, blue, red, gold, and purple, in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB. The 128GB version sees read speeds of up to 450MB/s and write speeds up to 150MB/s, but the higher capacity models are even faster at 450MB/s read and 390MB/s write for the 512GB model.

Pricing for the Angelbird SSD2go starts at $179 for the 128GB version and goes up to $449 for the 512GB version, with the mid-level 256GB model priced at $249.


One lucky MacRumors reader will win a 128GB Angelbird SSD2go from MEGAMAC. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize.

You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

The contest will run from today (October 16) at 12:15 p.m. Pacific Time through 12:15 p.m. Pacific Time on October 23. The winner will be chosen randomly on October 23 and will be contacted by email. The winner has 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen. The prize will be shipped to the winner for free.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 128GB Angelbird SSD2go Pocket from MEGAMAC
 

doctor-don

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Wonder if this is any better than a USB flash drive, available for the same capacity as well as up to 1 TB storage.
Also, is this USB 3.0?

My 500 GB SSD ($140) can be connected to my Mac with a StarTech cable ($13). Good way to clone my SSD in my Mac.

The 256 GB size at Amazon is $159.99.
 
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macs4nw

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Pricey but impressive products! Solid Alu construction, excellent Read/Write speeds, Trim support out-of-the-box :), multiple colors for the pocket version.

Checked out their website, too bad that at the moment they apparently only ship in Europe :(
Oh well, we still have Crucial and OWC.
 

Phoenixx

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Is this drive compatible to use to install OSX externally? Might be a useful alternative to those super expensive SSD upgrades that Apple offers.
 
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marzer

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Pricey but impressive products! Solid Alu construction, excellent Read/Write speeds, Trim support out-of-the-box :), multiple colors for the pocket version.

Checked out their website, too bad that at the moment they apparently only ship in Europe :(
Oh well, we still have Crucial and OWC.
They ship in the US...they have several resellers including B&H...https://www.angelbird.com/en/checkout/?back=/en/prod/ssd2go-pocket-662/. Their products are also available through Amazon.
 

cwt1nospam

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There are 128 GB flash drives that are USB 3.0. I just saw one at Costco the other day for less than $60 (can't remember the exact price).
It's the actual transfer rates that matter. USB 3.0 has a theoretical max of 5 gbps, but I doubt this drive comes close to that, and it's even less likely that a typical flash drive would do it either. If they wanted to produce a really fast drive they'd have gone with Thunderbolt.

Edit: Just looked at their site and this drive claims
  • sustained read speed up to 450 MB/s
So that's about 3.6 gbps. Not bad for USB, but not what you'd expect on Thunderbolt 1, and certainly not up to Thunderbolt 2 standards.
 

CaneCollegeboy

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So in theory could this be used to set up a fusion drive on an older mac? Granted Usb 2 would be the bottle neck right?
 
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