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Monster Digital Overdrive™ 3.0 SSD Drive

High-capacity external solid-state drive (128GB)

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This high-speed, high-capacity external data storage device is ready for the next generation of data-intensive computing. With a speedy, built-in USB 3.0 cable that also powers the drive, and blazing-fast read/write speeds, this solid-state drive (SSD) offers the fast performance that applications like HD video and still photography require. Even if you're not out capturing images, you'll be sure to appreciate the increased speed for any rich-data project.

A laser-etched stainless-steel enclosure helps keep the drive impact-resistant, and the small form factor makes it a breeze to carry in a pocket or camera bag. Plus, it comes with a protective soft cloth pouch, to keep it fingerprint-free.

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Highlights:

  • 128GB of solid-state storage
  • 250/150MB per second read/write speed
  • ultra high-speed USB 3.0 compliant (USB 2.0 compatible)
    • USB 3.0 cable with magnetic catch is built-in
    • powered via USB; no external power required
  • laser-etched stainless steel enclosure
  • small form factor stores easily in a pocket or camera bag
  • LED data transfer indicator
  • impact resistant
  • includes protective soft cloth pouch
  • 2-3/8"W x 5-1/16"H x 3/8"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • free data recovery during warranty period

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What's in the box?

  • 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) with attached 6.5" USB 3.0 cable (Type A)
  • Soft cloth pouch

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Features

Overview: The Monster Digital Overdrive 3.0-series external Solid State Drive, or SSD, gives you high capacity storage of your digital files, and super speed, in a strong, sleek design. The SSD provides 128 GB of capacity, ideal for storing thousands of high resolution photos and Full HD video or for backing up your computer's hard drive. It requires no external power, as it operates on simple plug-in USB power. The Overdrive 3.0 SSD comes with a protective soft cloth storage pouch.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0: The Overdrive 3.0 SSD is compatible with USB 3.0 with a sequential read speed of 250MB/s and a sequential write speed of 150MB/s. This is about 4 times the speed of traditional external hard drives. The SSD comes with an integrated 6.5" long USB cable (with a Type A plug), making it easy to plug into your computer. The cable tucks away into the slot around its perimeter with a magnetic catch for the USB plug. The SSB is compatible with Windows (8, 7, Vista, XP, and 2000), Mac (OS 10.2.8 or later), and Linux (Kernel 2.4.10 and later) Operating Systems, and can be used with laptops, desktops, and ultrabooks without requiring a driver.

Note: The SSD is also backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 devices.

Design: The Overdrive 3.0 SSD features a laser-etched Stainless Steel enclosure. It has a small form factor (2-3/8" wide x 5" high x 3/8" thick and 3.7 ounces) making it easily transportable in a pocket or briefcase. Its rugged external enclosure can withstand up to a 500g impact. A blue LED on the front keeps you aware when data is being transferred.

 
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4 out of 5

Small, tough, fast... (almost)

Written By Jim, Lisle, IL on Friday, July 04, 2014
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It came in a nice box. Open it and you will find a very thin, tough looking SSD drive. It is even smaller and thinner than your iPhone5. Plug it in and yes, it does transfer fast... well not as fast as I had hoped. I am using a Lenovo X240 and its internal SSD is very much faster. Using CrystalDiskMark, you can see the difference. Their reviews are very good and accurate. You can also read about why external SD drives are slower than those built for internal. I had wanted to use this drive to host my VM and thinking that USB3.0 with SSD would be good enough, well, it was not. So for now, I am back to moving my VM back into the internal drive.
Pros:
Light, slim, built USB cable. Runs without any excessive heat either. Excellent.
Cons:
Want to use this drive to host your VMs? Maybe wait for the next generation of SSDs. I was also disappointed when I open the packaging box for the first time - the nice steel casing of the SSD had several specks of dirt. Although I could clean it off, it did gave me a bad feeling that someone had use it before.
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3 out of 5

Good but slow.

Written By Carol, Big Flats, NY on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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I really like the drive, it's small and easy to use. The only thing I don't care for is it's slow. Maybe someday they'll make USB drives faster.
Pros:
Small, can easily take it with you.
Cons:
Slow like a USB stick.
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5 out of 5

Super Fast

Written By Mike, Concord, NC on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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All I Can Say Is Wow! I was Really impressed at how fast this little thing loads music. Its A bummer because It had stop reading. My computer did not recognize the drive any more. I am going to order my another one as soon as it comes back in stock. Just figured I got a bad one out of the batch. It happens every now and then. Thanks to Crutchfield for refunding my money with no hassle. I will be ordering another one because of the great customer service and standing behind there products.
Pros:
Fast, could use it in my car cd player like a flash drive, and holds a lot of music.
Cons:
had got a defective one
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1 question already asked

When I try to reformat this drive (exFAT), I get a message to unprotect the drive but I see no way to do that. I am trying to do this on a PC but will also be using it on a Mac. Can someone advise? [ Chuck  May 01, 2014 ]
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  • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Staff  May 05, 2014 ]

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