Glyph Atom SSD review

The best convenient drive for your new Mac scratch pad

The Good / The Atom SSD is superfast and backings USB-C. The drive is minimal, light and rough and incorporates links for both new and old PCs.

The Bad / Unlike different drives from Glyph, it does exclude information recuperation in the guarantee.

The Bottom Line / For control clients, this is the best convenient drive to date.


Editors’ note: The Glyph Atom RAID SSD and the Atom SSD are fundamentally the same as, so their surveys are comparative.

In the event that you claim a 13-inch MacBook or one of the new MacBook Pros, the Atom strong state drive from Glyph has all that you’d need in a convenient drive.

In the first place, it’s superfast. It utilizes USB 3.1 Gen 2 and its certifiable read speeds found the middle value of around 270MBps for composing and perusing, separately, making it one of the speediest non-RAID convenient drives. (The Atom RAID SSD, which utilizes RAID-0, scored 460MBps, individually.) Its hard aluminum packaging and removable elastic defensive case mean it’ll survive a 6-foot drop onto a cover floor (something I really tried) and still work fine. What’s more, it’s a USB-C drive that incorporates both a USB-C link and a USB-C-to-USB-A link. This implies it will work with any PC with any USB port stage.

CR Labs USB 3.0/3.1 execution

NOTE: Measured in megabytes every second. Longer bars mean better execution.

The Atom SSD is accessible in 275GB, 525GB and 1TB capacities with regards to $150, $250 and $440, individually. That is not modest, but rather it’s really a superior arrangement than the $400 1TB Samsung T3, which is around 25 percent slower and not as solid. Additionally, the Atom can be found in gold, silver, dim and dark to coordinate the shade of your MacBook. The T3 comes in just a single shading. Note that SSD costs dependably fall not long after discharge, so it’s conceivable the Atom will be a far and away superior arrangement in a couple of months.

Within, the Atom SSD houses a M.2 form of the Crucial MX300 SSD, the principal drive from Crucial that utilizations 3D streak memory to strike a harmony between costs, limit and execution. Out of the case, the drive is designed in HFS+ so it works immediately with a Mac. For Windows, you should first reformat it into NTFS. Or on the other hand you can reformat it into exFAT in the event that you need to utilize it with the two stages. The drive does exclude any product, however you luckily won’t require any. Time Machine (Mac) and File History (Windows 10) both work fine as reinforcement apparatuses. The Atom incorporates a standard three-year guarantee against equipment surrenders, however nothing for information recuperation.


Would it be a good idea for me to get it?

On the off chance that you require an awesome looking, reduced, superfast and adaptable versatile drive, the Atom SSD is as well as can be expected find until further notice. For Mac clients, it’s additionally one of a not many that is prepared to work immediately with your new MacBook Pro without a dongle. For Windows clients, be that as it may, there are by and large more alternatives. So on the off chance that you can live with essentially slower exhibitions and bulkier plans, a consistent drive like the WD My Passport or the Seagate Backup Plus will give you significantly more stockpiling for your cash.


  1. Could create solidify accomplish the old behaviour always be be replaced.
    They didn’t inform me at at any time that evident than when you a ability.
    Is there an “either or” decision you’re affected by?


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