VisionTek Launches the XT USB 3.0 Pocket SSD with Capacities up to 1TB

VisionTek Launches the XT USB 3.0 Pocket SSD with Capacities up to 1TB

Now available, the VisionTek XT USB 3.0 Pocket SSD.



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Date Line: April 11, 2019



VisionTek Launches the XT USB 3.0 Pocket SSD with Capacities up to 1TB


One of the Most Compact, Fast, and Rugged External Solid-State Drives for Windows, macOS, and Linux





April 11, 2019, Schaumburg, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, announced the next generation of VisionTek XT USB Super Speed Pocket SSD external storage, powered by integrated SMI® 2258XT  Controller and premium 3D NAND.  The components are factory sealed with precision in a compact air-craft grade aluminium thumb drive. The final design produces one of the smallest, fastest and most rugged portable external SSDs available.


The Pocket SSD line is ideal for creative professionals, IT power users, and performance enthusiasts seeking ultra-fast media and large file transfers. Available in density storage capacities of 120 gigabyte (GB), 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 terabyte (TB) the XT USB 3.0 Pocket Drive will launch in North America this month.


Sleek, Portable Storage for All Types of Data and Devices


The next generation of VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket SSDs combines a sleek portable design and ultra-fast read/write demands, all without compromising large capacity requirements. The VisionTek XT USB 3.0 Pocket SSD can be plugged into any computer’s USB 3.0 port to save or share work files, movies, images, music libraries, and more.


The speed, reliability, and storage capacity of the VisionTek XT USB 3.0 Pocket SSD rivals internal SSDs, exceeds standard USB flash drive speeds, and demolishes the read/write speeds of external hard disk drives. They can be used with nearly any Windows®, Mac® OS X®, and Linux® based system with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface.


Fastest, Smallest, and Most Durable Portable SSD


The Legacy continues with the next generation of VisionTek XT USB 3.0 Pocket SSD. The New XT version is similar in size to a standard USB thumb drive, but that’s where the comparison ends. The aircraft-grade aluminum housing contains a fully functional Solid-State Drive with a multi-chip design utilizing high endurance Tier1 3D NAND powered by the Silicon Motion® 2258XT controller. Providing industry-leading bandwidth up to 451MB/sec transfers, the XT USB can approach the maximum limits of the USB 3.0 5Gb/s interface on large transfers. This design makes it possible for file transfers to and from the VisionTek XT USB 3.0 Pocket SSD to be done 5 times faster* than standard HDD external hard disk drives.


“Launching the next generation Pocket SSD in faster XT versions was a priority for us,” said Mark Bilson, Executive Vice President of VisionTek. “We improved the SMI controller across the entire line and added a larger capacity 1TB version. IT professionals and PC enthusiast with larger storage capacity needs will take full advantage of this design.”


Built for Reliability and Endurance


All four models of the VisionTek XT USB 3.0 Pocket SSD are designed and built to last with the same award-winning technology as VisionTek’s other internal SSDs. A robust LDPC algorithm and Static Data Refresh technology protect the data. Efficient bad block management and reduced write amplification increase endurance. The combination of these techniques provides data protection unrivaled in the storage industry. Data refresh technology ensures data integrity and the redundant storage elements produce some of the longest life expectations in its class. Mean time between failures are tested to exceed 1,500,000 device hours** or 171+ years.


Key Product Features

  • 3D NAND
  • Silicon Motion SM2258XT controller
  • Asmedia 1153e USB 3.0 controller
  • SLC caching accelerates burst performance
  • Global wear leveling evens program/erase counts to extend drive lifespan
  • Static Data Refresh technology ensures data integrity
  • Intelligent garbage collection routines for advanced free space management
  • LDPC hard and soft decode ECC
  • Internal flash RAID-like parity scheme provides an additional layer of error correction
  • Compliant with USB 3.0 specification revision 1.0
  • Compliant with serial ATA specification revision 3.0
  • Industry-standard 512-byte sector support
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ) support with 32 command queue depth
  • RoHS-compliant package

VisionTek’s XT USB 3.0 Pocket SSDs are launching at, with expanded availability later in the month at leading resellers and distributors across North America.  For more information on the new line of portable SSDs from VisionTek, visit


Trusted Name Brand in Graphics for over 30 Years


VisionTek has been a leading PC hardware brand based in the USA for over 30 years. VisionTek's brand personifies our "Built to Last" product slogan. VisionTek is focused on expansion of technology products that diversify, compliment, and balance our core PC product lines. VisionTek offers state-of-the-art PC graphics cards, docking stations, video cables, memory, and solid-state drives, cables, video adapters, power supplies, keyboards, mobile accessories, portable audio and more.


*Based comparison against average external HDD USB storage drives.

**Based on Telcordia SR-332 reliability prediction procedure.

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