Testing a case for external SSD with USB-C port
The USB-C promises to be a new standard, which replaces the USB-type A and many other connectors. On Macbooks, Macbook Pro 2016 and 2017, and most recently on the new iMac, Apple has to place Thunderbolt 3 type USB-C ports.
The advantage of this connection coupled with the Thunderbolt 3 is the speed of the data transfers that can be carried out. Indeed, thanks to the USB-C, transfers can go up to 10Gb / s and up to 40Gb / s with the contribution of Thunderbolt 3.
An SSD case designed for the latest Macbook Pro
If you want to connect a hard disk or SSD to your new Macbook or Macbook Pro, there are USB-C boxes in which we will place the disk of our choice. This is what the brand Aukey, which currently sells this type of accessory. It is neither more nor less than a box (here in black polycarbonate) equipped with a SATA and USB-C port.
The case here is designed to be compatible with hard drives and SSD in 2.5 inch format. With this USB-C box, you can connect any disk of this format (an SSD preferably for transfer speeds higher in writing and reading than HDD) on the latest Macbook Pro, Macbook and iMac From the firm to the apple.
Design and performance of the SSD USB-C
In terms of performance, this case offers transfer rates up to 5Gb / s, so it is not the fastest in its category. In terms of design, Aukey makes it very simple since the case is all black, except for the logo of the mark on the front of the product.
The USB-C is composed of two parts: a first one in which one will place the disk and the second, which is none other than the cover. Once the disk is plugged in, it’s plug & play, the disk is automatically recognized by macOS.
Finally, in terms of price, the case alone is worth less than 20 € on Amazon , it will add to that the price of an external SSD (unless you already owned one).