Being a Macbook user is the best. However, there is a little less flexibility we accept when choosing Apple over a PC laptop. One of those limitations is the ability to upgrade our internal storage capacity.
This can usually be fixed with an external SSD, but they have to be connected with a cable, take up a port, and are generally very slow.
What is the Valkyrie SSD?
The Valkyrie SSD is a portable 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD available exclusively for 2016-current Macbook Pro and 2019 Macbook Air. This little bank docks into your two USB-C ports and is flush with your laptop. There’s no USB cables to worry about and that also makes it have a super clean look.
The data transfer rate is ridiculously fast too with 1GB/ second read/ write speeds. That means almost all your files will be accessible near instantaneously.
There’s also a Thunderbolt 3 pass through port so that you can connect an SD card reader allowing 40GB/ second transfer speeds. That’s amazingly fast.
Valkyrie SSD is also super light at just 2oz and is small enough to fit into any bag or backpack.
How can I buy and how much does it cost?
The Valkyrie was just placed on Kickstarter, so you can be one of the first backers. One unit costs $298, and deliveries are expected in August of this year. There’s good discounts if you pledge enough to buy two or more.
If you’re one to have a lot of video, pictures, or graphic design files that take a lot of space, this is an SSD you’ll definitely want to consider.
What do you think of the Valkyrie? Tempted to get one?