Plugable thunderbolt 3 SSD is astoundingly fast portable storage. We are always on the lookout for fast, portable storage, and this option from Plugable is one of the fastest we have tested. The Plugable thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive appears to be based on the Phison E12, a PCIe Gen 3x4 controller that handles 3400MB/s sequential read and over 3000MB/s sequential write speeds, reaching close to the theoretical bandwidth of 4GB/s for PCIe Gen 3x4.
The smooth metal backside is home to a very short 20cm integrated thunderbolt 3 cable. The only accessory in the box is a velvet pouch that sits tight around the body but leaves the cable exposed. I am not a huge fan of integrated cables, certainly not on mobile drives that are often tossed into a bag or case and can easily end up snatched off if….