CalDigit Tuff Nano – 512GB – Charcoal Black

Digital Storage Capacity 512GB
Compatible Devices Desktop
Brand CalDigit
Connectivity Technology USB, Thunderbolt
Form Factor Portable

About this item

  • Blazing Fast USB-C 10Gb/s Interface – Compatible with Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, and USB-A
  • Built Tuff – IP67 certified to be waterproof, shockproof, and dust resistant
  • Small & Powerful – Smallest IP67 rated external SSD of its class. Comes with a handy case and includes USB-A and USB-C cables
  • Premium Kioxia / Toshiba SSD inside for blistering transfer speeds up to 1055MB/s
  • Compatible with both Mac & PC. *Comes formatted for use with Mac OS. Windows users must reformat the drive before use


CalDigit Tuff Nano – 512GB – Charcoal Black

Product Description

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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

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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.

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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.

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Technical Specifications

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*

Port Compatibility

  • 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.

Compatibility Disclaimer

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.

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