USB 3.1 Type-C M.2 Portable NVME Hard Drive (250GB-4TB, TPE-USB31CNVME)

USB 3.1 Type-C M.2 Portable NVME Hard Drive (250GB-4TB, TPE-USB31CNVME)
Looking for a high end super fast USB drive that works out of the box on GNU/Linux and across systems (no more permission issues)? Look no further than our Penguin Mini NVME USB 3.1 SSD Drive. Now with support for multiple file systems, out of the box support on GNU/Linux (cross-system), and maximum OS compatibility: select from EXT4, FAT32, or NTFS.

Containing a high quality NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 NVME SSD drive inside (the same as you would find in a modern computer) you won't be disappointed. Enclosed is a standard 2280 M.2 NVME drive like that utilized in our desktop and laptop products. We offer sizes up to 4TB and with premium NVME drives from major manufacturers these drives are significantly faster than most on the market. It's faster than a USB flash drive, traditional USB-style external hard drive, or traditional SATA-style SSD.

Users can expect to see speeds that are as much as 15x faster than a high quality USB flash drive (and 100 times faster than some cheaper drives) and 2.5x times faster than a traditional USB SATA based SSD drive. Not sure what to get? See an up close comparison and benchmarks of various USB storage options in our catalog.

If you've never formatted a USB drive before and want to learn how check out this great little tutorial.

Note: This includes a USB Type-C cable only. Don't have a USB-C port? Check out our other USB 3.1 NVME Drive.
  • 250GB-2TB drives: Up to 2,400 MB/s & 1,900 MB/s write speeds (USB 3.1 Gen 2 limits this to ~1,250 MB/s)

  • 4tb supports up to 3,500 MB/s read & 3,000 MB/s write (USB 3.1 Gen 2 limits this to ~1,250 MB/s)

  • USB Standards Complaint: Supports up to USB 3.1 Type-C ports

  • No dependencies on proprietary drivers, NDISWrapper, or other OS-loaded binary blobs

  • Supports all Linux and Linux-Libre (free) distributions with USB mass storage support

  • Great documentation & easy to follow video demonstrations: Haven't formatted a disk before? Want to learn how? Check out our video demonstration on managing removable disks with GNOME disks (ships with many popular desktop distributions). Learn to format, properly utilize, dismount, backup, and repair damaged disks.

  • When you select our ext4 w/ acl configuration under the file system option below our drives work great for performing offline backups of your data: Check out this video tutorial on how to securely perform a backup up & restore of your entire home folder using Déjà Dup even between different distributions and releases (included with many popular distributions)

Note: This item is only available for shipping within the United States or when purchased with a computer.

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Drives over 2TB must be formatted with a file system having reduced compatibility. NTFS has read/write support on MS Windows and GNU/Linux and read-only support on Mac OS X. Drives less than 2TB can be formated with FAT32 for max support (4GB file limit).

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