CalDigit Tuff Nano – 512GB – Charcoal Black
Tougher Than The Rest
The Tuff nano, is a mini portable bus-powered USB-C storage device with an internal PCIe SSD, that’s small enough to fit in your pocket, whilst providing outstanding read and write speeds unmatched by anything in its class.
Read Speed: 1055MB/s Capacity: 512GB and 1024GB
“Best SSD” – Ars Technica
“5/5” – Windows Central
“5/5” – Apple Insider
“The Tuff nano offers great performance in a highly functional package at a reasonable [cost].” – Tech Radar
“The CalDigit Tuff nano SSD is a solid MacBook Air & MacBook Pro companion.” – 9to5Mac
“For location work I do, the IP67 rating & overall ruggedness of this drive make it the perfect option for me.” – Fstoppers
Blazing Fast Backups & 4K Editing On-the-Go
Pro Photographers can back-up their uncompressed RAW files faster than ever with a drive half the size of their smartphone. In addition, filmmakers can even edit their 4K footage right off their back-up drive without the need of a powerful RAID.
How Fast is the Tuff nano?
21x Faster than USB 2.0 Flash Drive
13x Faster than FireWire 800 Drive
8x Faster than SATA III HDD
2.5x Faster than USB 3.0 SSD
By utilizing USB-C the Tuff nano is compatible with any computer. This device can be used with any computer that has a Thunderbolt 3, USB-C and USB-A port.
iPad Pro Compatible
Thanks to the *iPad Pro’s use of the USB-C connector, the Tuff nano can be used to connect to the iPad Pro in order to access files. This is great for Photographers that need to check their images on the iPad Pro’s high-res display.
*External drive support is available on iPadOS and iOS13.
- Mac & PC Compatible
- Bootable OS
- Removable Cable & Carrying Case
Always Travel Size
Let’s face it. When traveling, you know the hassle of carrying around heavy hard drives with slow transfer speeds; you need a compact storage solution that doesn’t take up too much space in a bag, a case, or even your pocket! The Tuff nano promises to become the go-to item in any Photographer’s travel bag by providing transfer speeds up to 1055MB/s, saving you time and money.
Water Protection – IPX7
Tuff nano users can rest assured that not even 1M of water can harm your drive! The whole device can be fully immersed in water up to 1M for 30 minutes.
Jacket-less Water Protection
The Tuff Nano is equipped with a special Type-C connector that is waterproof and dust-tight. The silicone sleeve is for drop protection and not necessary for water or dust.
Dust Protection – IP6X
The Tuff nano’s IP67 certification means that the device is dust-tight. Not even small dust particles can enter the device.
Dropping electronic devices can happen to all of us at any time. The Tuff nano has passed Military Testing from heights of up to 3M in order to protect your data from any shocks.
Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-C Port
Drive Type: Toshiba M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
Read Speed: Up to 1055MB/s* Write Speed: Up to 900MB/s*
- Thunderbolt 3 Port | USB-C Port (10G or 5G) | USB-A Port (3.2, 3.1, 2.0)
Size & Weight
- Length: 2.99in (7.59cm)
- Width: 2.14in (5.44cm)
- Height: 0.57in (1.45cm)
- Weight: 0.163lbs (0.074kg)
In The Box:
- 1 x Tuff nano | 1 x USB-C – USB-C Cable (0.25M) | 1 x USB-C – USB-A Cable (0.25M) | 1 x Carrying Case
*Test system configuration: macOS 10.15, MacBook Pro Processor 2.9GHz Intel Core i9, Memory 32 GB. Performance-based on Atto Disk Benchmark 1.00.0 for macOS.
The Tuff nano is a high-performance SSD that requires ample power to function. We recommend connecting it directly to a port on your computer or through a powered docking station. Bus-powered hubs are not recommended. It may work with mobile devices if connected through a self-powered dock, which can provide additional power. Please check with your manufacturer if external docks and storage are supported. Speed may be limited to 430MB/s when plugged into a USB-A 5Gb/s port.