For highly discerning consumers who find even LaCie to be too bland for their tastes, the all new Brinell Drive SSD from Germany may be precisely what they have been craving. While neither a USB 3.0 interface
, nor a 7mm thick aluminum chassis construction is anything to write home about, the Brinell series
is one of the few 2.5" drives to come with exotic material coverings. Specifically, you can choose from high-end materials, such as fine Makassar ebony veneer; genuine Nappa leather; brushed stainless steel; or carbon surface. Any of these will help your new USB 3.0 drive standout in from your friends and business associates.
Of course, the Brinell Drive SSD is not simply a set of very good looking storage, and rather has the performance to back up its good looks with 420MB/s read and 320MB/s write speeds in UAS mode. In fact, this level of performance should bottleneck most system's internal storage device. Of course, like most things in life, the high-performance, aesthetically-pleasing option is also usually the most expensive one and the Brinell is no exception to this rule. With prices ranging from $213 to $670 for the 120GB to 500GB - or $1.34 to $1.80 per GB - the Brinell Drive SSD series is not even remotely close to being a good value. However, if you want an external storage solution which has capacity, durability, elegance and speed in copious amounts, they may be precisely what you have been looking for.