By now, most of us are probably familiar with external drives, whether it comes in the form of HDDs, flash drives, or SSDs. For the most part, these devices are 99% about function which means that no one really cares what they look like as long as they get the job done.
But who’s to say that this cannot be further improved upon? If you’re looking for a new external SSD and want something that can also double up as a conversation piece, then look no further as Dockcase’s Pocket could be it.
Dockcase is a brand that some of you might be familiar with as we have covered several of their SSD enclosures in the past. These enclosures have always been portable, but Dockcase is now going one step further with the Dockcase Pocket by making it even smaller than its predecessors.
The Pocket is tiny and fits in the palm of your hand and if you’ve ever played with a Tamagotchi or Digimon in the past, it is more or less around that size, which is pretty crazy when you think about how far along we’ve progressed in terms of storage technology and its size, going for massive cassette tape reels to something that could easily fit in your back pocket.
The size isn’t just for show or aesthetics though, but creating an external SSD this tiny, it means that you can use the Dockcase Pocket with all manner of devices, especially in places that might be a bit tight or lack of space and where a tiny device like the Dockcase Pocket could feel right at home at.
Ton of information
One of the unique features of the Dockcase Pocket, similar to their other enclosures in the past, is the fact that it features a display on it. It is not often that we see external drives packing a display, and despite having seen it in the past on other Dockcase devices, we are still amazed that this isn’t a standard feature.
With the built-in display, users will be able to gain access to a ton of information about their drive. This includes things like real-time monitoring on their SSD health status, like temperature, USB interface voltage monitor, and more. While some of you might not think this is a big deal, if you have critical data stored on your drive, knowing when your drive might be about to fail will help you create backups just in case.
In some cases, knowing that something is wrong could also help you fix the problems early and prolong the lifespan of the device.
Speaking of protecting your data, the Dockcase Pocket is more than just an enclosure for your SSD. It comes with features like dual data protection, like power loss protection that will protect your data in the event of a power outage or surge. There’s also a read only mode that you can enable if you don’t want to accidentally delete or overwrite your data, which might be important if you’re handing over your drive to someone else.
Super fast speeds
When it comes to external drives, there are various options to choose from. Usually, cheaper external drives use your typical HDDs, but if you want super fast and reliable transfers, then SSDs are where its at.
The Dockcase Pocket will support PCIe NVMe SSDs, a
nd combined with the use of USB 3.2 Gen 2, it will allow users to hit sequential read/write speeds of up to a whopping 1,024MB/s! This means that if you’re someone who works with large files, maybe you’re a photographer or videographer that needs to transfer massive media files, the use of the SSD will make transferring that data to and from your PC quick and easy and you’ll be done before you know it!
In terms of compatibility, the Dockcase Pocket will work with a variety of M.2 NVMe SSDs. This includes SSDs made by brands such as Western Digital like their PC SN530 and SN740 models, along with the Kioxia GB4, the Hynix BC711, and the Samsung PM991a, just to name a few, so you’ve got quite a few options to pick from.
So, if you are thinking about getting an external SSD but want something with a little more “jazz”, then the Dockcase Pocket could be it. The company is currently trying to raise funds on Kickstarter to fund the production of the device, so if you’re keen, you can head on over to pledge your support.
For those who do plan on supporting it, as an Early Bird special, you can grab the Dockcase Pocket for $79, which is a $30 discount from its RRP of $109, so it might be worth checking out if you want to save some money.