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Mondrian Chinese Version - Orico Portable SSD Review

Mondrian Chinese Version – Orico Portable SSD Review


Orico Portable Solid State Drive attracts attention with its unique Mondrian design. For a USB 3.2 Gen2 Solid State Drive, it offers excellent speeds, but the price is high.

Follow our article about Orico . Thunderbolt SSD Enclosure The Chinese manufacturer contacted us, asking if we’d also like to check out the new external SSD. Unlike the case we previously reviewed, this Orico Portable Solid State Drive Not so much because of technology, but especially because of the special design.

In fact, the top and bottom are shrouded in a pattern consisting of black stripes that make up the boxes; Most of them are white, but a few are of a bright color. This design is of course directly reminiscent of the work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, who made many of these abstract compositions between 1920 and his death in 1944.

Does the rest of the SSD appeal to the imagination as much as the technical exterior? The central metal frame houses the USB-C port with a logo indicating speed. The MTQ-10G we tested has a USB 3.2 Gen2 (10Gb/s) interface, but the same SSD appears to be also available in variants with Gen1 (5Gb/s) and Gen2x2 (20Gb/s). The latter connection is rarely used and is not part of the USB4 specification, so the regular Gen2 interface is a nice middle ground in our opinion. Recently, Orico also has a file MTQ-40G It was added to his collection through a USB4 connection.

Orico sets maximum read and write speeds of over 1000MB/s for its portable SSD, which is roughly the maximum for a Gen2 bus. The included USB-C to USB-C cable works, but a to USB-A adapter is also included, so you can also connect your SSD to older computers. Because this adapter is connected to the cable, you cannot forget or lose it.

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If there is no EAN code, you will not find Orico Portable SSD drive at Pricewatch, but the external SSD is sold at Dutch Edition from Amazon. There Orico asks 169.99 euros for the 1 TB version that we tested; Other capabilities are not currently available. However, code (XI5DYJUS) applies until the end of August for a 10% discount on one SSD (and 15% on two), which means the price is practically €153 at the moment.