Not every external USB-C SSD drives are equal. While some may claim that speeds of up to 400MB/s or 540MB/s data transfer rate may be fast, the truly fast ones are in the region of up to 800MB/s, 1050MB/s or even up to 2000MB/s. We look at these truly fast and spacious portable 2TB USB-C SSD drives with speeds up to 2000MB/s speed.
With the right connectivity port, your external SSD drives can close the gap in terms of performance when compared with the onboard storage. With these fastest external SSDs, you can reduce booting time, application loading time as well as saving and loading of work files and documents. You productivity will improve. You will experience shorter lag time and there is no sitting around waiting for things to appear on the screen.
Choosing any of these fastest 2TB USB-C External drives will guarantee to deliver the best performance currently available on the market. The thing is, can your laptop or desktop support this? You will need an equally fast USB-C port that supports USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 technology to make the most of transfer rate of up to 2000MB/s. So be sure to check the specification of your system before splurging on these rather pricey external SSD drives.
Again, these high performance external SSD USB-C drives will need compatible USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 USB-C port to be able to reach read/write speeds of up to 2000MB/s.
Now, for transfer rates higher than 2000MB/s and we are talking up to 2800MB/s or higher. For that you are going to be looking for SSD drives that support Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 4 interface. These still use the same USB-C port and connector profile, but support higher data transfer rate. Fortunately, we have one of these too in our list. Again, your device will need to support Thunderbolt 3/4 to reach those speeds. We will leave this for another post.
Five Best 2TB External SSD USB-C Drives with speeds up to 2000MB/s
1. Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD 2TB External SSD USB-C
This Seagate FireCuda SSD is not only compact but lightweight. The enclosure made from aluminium, making it both study and excellent at dissipating heat. A single USB-C connection is all you need to take advantage of speeds of up to 2000MB/s and with a spacious 2TB storage, there is plenty of room for anything from your library of games to your creative content. As a bonus, it comes with customisable RGB LEG lights for that gaming streak of yours.
- Up to 2000MB/s
- USB-C USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface
- 2TB NVMe SSD
2. SanDisk 2TB Extreme Pro Portable SSD
There is Extreme and then there is Extreme Pro. This 2TB USB-C SSD storage from SanDisk is nearly double the speed of the Extreme (up to 1050MB/s). The Extreme Pro serves up to 2000MB/s transfer speed while managing to stay compact in a pocket friendly award winning design. Measuring just 2.28-inch wide, 4.36-inch tall and 0.41-inch deep, it is designed to go anywhere with you. It even comes with a carabiner loop. The rugged case can withstand up to 2 meter drops and is IP55 water and dust resistance.
- Up to 2000MB/s read and write
- USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2
- Rugged design with up to 2 meter drops and is IP55 water and dust resistance
3. SanDisk Professional 2TB PRO-Blade Transport
This is an enclosure and NVMe SSD bundle from SanDisk. SanDisk names the enclosure a PRO-Blade Transport while the NVMe SSD cartridges, available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB sizes are called the PRO-Blade Mag. We look at the 2TB PRO-Blade Transport bundle with included 2TB PRO-Blade Mag for our purpose. To confuse things even more, there is a bigger PRO-Blade Station with 4 Mag Slots that can support up to 4 x 4TB PRO-Blade Mags. All kitted up, the PRO-Blade Station can sustain a speed of up to 3000MB/s read and 2600MB/s write. Both enclosures are ruggedised, capable of surviving a drop of up to 3 meters and can withstand a huge crushing force of 4000 pounds.
- Modular NVMe SSD sticks called Mags
- USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface
- Up to 2000MB/s read and write speed
- Rugged 3m drop and 4000lb crush resistance
- Aluminium heat sink for heat management
4. Kingston XS2000 2TB High Performance Portable SSD
Next we have a rather simplistic, small and portable USB-C storage from Kingston. With a read/write speeds of up to 2000MB/s, it deserves a stop among our high performing portable SSD storage here. Again, it will require a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface to get there and there are various sizes to choose from; 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB. Don’t be deceived by its plain look. The pocketable unit in its included rubber sleeve is water and dust resistant as well as shock proof.
- Pocket-Sized External SSD
- USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface
- Up to 2000MB/s
- Protective rubber sleeve included
5. SanDisk Professional 2TB G-Drive PRO SSD
A standard or non PRO version is available and it is smaller but you want this one for more than double the transfer rate of up to 2800MB/s. You guessed it, this is based on Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) interface so it is able to break the 2000MB/s ceiling we talked about earlier, see Caveat section above. For storage sizes, you get a choice of 500GB, 1TB or 2TB. It can reach a high transfer rates of up to 2800MB/s read and up to 2400MB/s write. The handsome chassis is also rugged with 3M drop protection and 1000lb crush resistance.
- Ultra-Rugged Portable External NVMe Solid State Drive
- Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) interface
- Read up to 2800MB/s
- Write up to 2400MB/s
- Rugged 3M drop protection, 1000lb crush resistance
There you have it, five ultra fast external storage based on high performing NVMe Solid State Drive with USB-C interface. While smaller than 2TB options are available at lower prices, we thought 2TB ought to cover all your backups and application storage requirements.