Sharge touts its latest product as the best way to turn up to 2TB of M.2 NVMe SSD storage into a “tiny- lightweight” everyday-carry accessory. It consists of an aluminum enclosure for such a card with a volume estimated at that of two bottlecaps, designed to fit into a custom silicone bumper with a lanyard that also doubles as a data cable. The Disk also features a male USB type-C to plug into a compatible laptop, smartphone, camera or console by itself for transfer speeds of up to 1GB per second (Gb/s).
Sharge asserts that you can divest yourself of you bulky old portable storage solutions and messy cables with its new Disk. The OEM, possibly best known for its Shargeek transparent-chic accessory brand, has designed this new enclosure to help a user keep an NVMe SSD of up to 2TB in size on them at all times.
The company asserts that it has a footprint shaved down to about half that of a credit card, yet retains the ability to read or write data at up to 1Gb/s – although this rating may depend on the specs of the SSD and/or connected device in question. Accordingly, it is backed to transfer even a ~70GB game in less than 80 seconds, or to support direct on-disk tasks such as on-the-go editing on one’s ultrabook.
Those use-cases in a chassis that small imply the chances of overheating – however, Sharge asserts that the Disk’s “Active Heat Dissipation System” will address those risks with its own little 1,300rpm “silent” fan. The accessory also has a physical “Lock” switch for “Write Protection” in risky situations such as shared device use.
Sharge has also equipped the Disk with a male type-C connector for more of an all-in-one external SSD experience – however, in the event it still can’t fit, its in-built lanyard is also a flat type-C to -C cable in disguise. It is attached to a “2-meter drop-proof” silicone case finished in either gray or Shargeek yellow.
The Sharge Disk has just debuted on Kickstarter, yet has attracted just over US$200,000 in backing at the time of writing. It currently starts at US$29 without an SSD.
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Deirdre O’Donnell, 2023-06-10 (Update: 2023-06-10)