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Corsair EX100U 2TB Portable USB Type-C SSD Review - Discussion & Comments


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Today, we will be taking a look at the brand new EX100U 2TB Portable USB Type-C SSD from Corsair. Founded in 1994, Fremont, CA based Corsair Memory Inc. first made a name for themselves in the server, desktop, and flash memory space. Corsair then broadened their offerings, becoming a global market giant in PC components and peripherals. Their product line ranges from keyboards, mice, and headsets to power supplies, cases, SSD’s, AIO’s, watercooling components, streaming gear, monitors, and prebuilt systems. If you are looking for any sort of peripheral, chances are that Corsair offers it. Corsair was kind enough to send ExtremeHW over their brand new EX100U 2TB for review. Let’s take a look at what Corsair has to say for this new product. 

Key Features

Blazing-fast USB Type-C storage
The CORSAIR EX100U Portable USB Type-C Storage Drive delivers blazing-fast storage to any PC, Mac, or console with a
USB port, all in an incredibly small, portable profile. The powerful Gen2 x2 bandwidth connection moves data files at
up to 20Gbps, and enjoy up to 1,600MB/sec sequential read and 1,500MB/sec sequential write speeds,* for an
external storage device that works as fast as you do.

  • USB Type-C Gen2 x2 (20Gbps) Connection: Moves large data files faster than USB Gen2
  • Blazing-Fast Speeds: Deliver data speeds of up to 1,600MB/sec sequential read and 1,500MB/sec sequential write speeds.
  • Pocket-Sized Portability: A footprint smaller than a credit card makes it easy to take the EX100U with you, for high-performance storage on-the-go.
  • Simple Plug-and-Play setup: Easy to use right out of the box with a single connection for power and data on PC, Mac, and consoles.
  • Protective Cap: The protective cap for the USB type-C connector keeps your storage safe and secure on the go.
  • Compatibility with a Multitude of Devices: Includes both USB Type-C to Type-C and Type-C to Type-A cables for wide compatibility with a multitude of devices.
  • More info about your drive: The EX100U works with CORSAIR SSD Toolbox
    • Drive monitoring - Monitor the health of your drive
    • Firmware update - Install updated firmware as needed

 

Read the complete review HERE.

 

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What are your thoughts on the Corsair EX100U 2TB Portable USB Type-C SSD ? Would this be something you would buy based off its performance and features ? Let us know!

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Released - Created on Sir B's behalf. 

 

Formatting to be settled on.

 

More importantly with respect to the product, great review. I am always on the lookout for sizeable external storage. At the moment I still rely on the 2.5" Mechanical I have as my external, it is great but obviously quick transfers are not possible and I always find I need to do a hit and run with file transfers at work, so something like this might be a worthwhile purchase. 

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Solid write up @Sir Beregond! I don't see myself ever needing something this fast, but can see how it would benefit someone in IT. I'll stick to thumb drives until my career as a spy takes off. 

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9 hours ago, ENTERPRISE said:

Released - Created on Sir B's behalf. 

 

Formatting to be settled on.

 

More importantly with respect to the product, great review. I am always on the lookout for sizeable external storage. At the moment I still rely on the 2.5" Mechanical I have as my external, it is great but obviously quick transfers are not possible and I always find I need to do a hit and run with file transfers at work, so something like this might be a worthwhile purchase. 

 

You know, I never even thought of the potential work aspect of this, what a great point. 

 

In the past I have had to get creative with running games off an external drive in certain circumstances and something like this would have been perfect.

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This actually looks like a pretty decent product, never would've thought to go for an external SSD before.  I don't necessarily "want" one, but man that's a lot better than my external HDD setup I was using when I was desperate for games storage!

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Crazy to see how far we've come on storage speeds/capacities. I still have a stack of old firelite external HDDs that I used to think were amazing (until USB 3.0 came out and everyone forgot about firewire lol). 

 

 

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3 hours ago, pioneerisloud said:

This actually looks like a pretty decent product, never would've thought to go for an external SSD before.  I don't necessarily "want" one, but man that's a lot better than my external HDD setup I was using when I was desperate for games storage!

Yeah one could easily create a Steam library on there and have it for extra storage or on the go. I hadn't been keeping up with external storage really and was surprised to see how far its come.

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I was kinda excited at first read when I saw the "console support" listed, but after checking, found out that XBOX = "The spec sheets also confirm that both the Xbox Series X and Series S each have three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, killing the hopes of many who wanted a USB-C port." While the PS5 offers 3 USB 3.2 @ 10 Gbps each.(don't know if they'll slow if using more than 1 for storage at a time) Looks like Microsoft dropped the ball in this case.  😞

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1 hour ago, schuck6566 said:

I was kinda excited at first read when I saw the "console support" listed, but after checking, found out that XBOX = "The spec sheets also confirm that both the Xbox Series X and Series S each have three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, killing the hopes of many who wanted a USB-C port." While the PS5 offers 3 USB 3.2 @ 10 Gbps each.(don't know if they'll slow if using more than 1 for storage at a time) Looks like Microsoft dropped the ball in this case.  😞

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Shame. I don't have any modern consoles so didn't know.

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