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miniSwap/U3 with High-Performance 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD Bundle

For the ultimate in affordable performance, choose the miniSwap/U3 with a 240GB Solid State Drive bundle. Leveraging high-performance shock-proof SSD storage, the portability potential of your profession will be truly unlocked whether it is on-the-road photography or on-location video capture and editing. Unlike traditional hard drives, the included SSD is silent, cool-running, and provides virtually instant seek times for speedy access to your valuable data.

The bundled high-performance 240GB SSD flash drive can easily be swapped in and out with other 2.5" SATA storage devices for virtually unlimited storage capacity and flexibility.

The miniSwap/U3 is a revolutionary new product designed to meet the needs of computer professionals on the go. This new, bus-powered, data storage device offers performance as high as 440MB/s, which is more than twice the speed of typical USB 3.0 enclosures. The miniSwap/U3 is compatible with the new 5 Gbit/s USB 3.0 ports found on 2012 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini and iMac while also backward compatible with legacy USB 2.0 ports. The small size of the miniSwap/U3 allows it to be held in the palm of your hand or transported easily in a small computer case. At less than one pound, the miniSwap/U3 offers more performance power for its size than any other FirmTek product. FirmTek customers who enjoy the power of SSD and the portability and quiet operation of 2.5" storage devices will appreciate the miniSwap/U3.

miniSwap/U3 Specifications

Hardware Requirements
  • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 host port
Operating Systems Supported
  • System independent
  • Cross-platform, Macintosh, PC, and Linux compatible
  • Advanced Performance requires OS support for UASP
    (Mac OS X 10.7.x or higher and Windows 8)
Enclosure Capacity
  • Single 2.5-inch Trayless hot-swappable drive bay
External Connector
  • USB 3.0 Micro-B Port
Cable Supported
  • USB 3.0 cable with Type A to Micro-B connectors
Drive Types Supported
  • 2.5-inch Serial ATA hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD)
  • Supports 7mm, 9.5mm, 12.5mm, 14.9mm drive heights
  • Any capacity
Data Transfer Rates
  • Up to 500 Mbytes/second or 5 Gbps burst data
Advanced Data Features
  • Compliant with USB 3.0 Specification Revision 1.0 and 2.0
  • Compliance with Serial ATA Specification Revision 3.0
  • RAID arrays can span across multiple enclosures (Mac OS X)
  • One year limited parts & labor
Enclosure Dimensions
  • 170.5 mm (L) x 23.9 mm (H) x 97 mm (W)
Enclosure Weight
  • Enclosure: 13.4 oz (without hard drives)
  • Silver Aluminum
Status LED
  • No Drive Detected - LED is Green
  • Drive Detected - LED is Blue
  • Drive Activity - Blue LED Blinks
  • Supports Bus Power
  • Optional Universal power adapter:
  • Input: 105 - 240 VAC; 50-60Hz
  • Output: 5V 2.0A (10 Watts)
  • Operation Temperature: +41F to +131F ( +5C to +55C)
  • Compliant
EMC Compliance
  • EN55022/1998, EN55024/1998 (European Community)
  • FCC Part 15 Class B (US)
Package Contents

  • One miniSwap/U3 enclosure
  • One High-Performance 240GB Solid State Flash Drive
  • One USB 3.0 cable with Micro-B connector
  • Four rubber feet
  • One CD-ROM containing the miniSwap/U3 User Manual

miniSwap/U3 with 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD Bundle ms-u3-ssd240$329.95