The SureFire GX3 is an external SSD for the gamers which on paper may not sound that impressive. It is SATA drive not the faster NVMe kind and even among SATA SSD its peak speeds and don’t get close to setting any new records. Its performance is extra consistent. The SureFire GX3 gaming SSD is perfect for those who want to archive games from their XBOX series X, or PS5 without buying the new internal SSD or the Seagate expansion card.
It is the regular 2.5 in external SSD given the lick of gamer paint. Its shape and size are largely determined by the kind of SSD used here. It is lot bigger than some of the ultra portable SSDs like the Samsung T5. The dazzling effect is saved for the RGB lighting. 3 light diffusing chevrons glow green, blue and red in sequence mimicking the RGB non sense of the gamer PC. The entire casing being made of plastic the drive is fairly light at 104g. it uses the ageing micro USB 3.0 connector and get the USB C adaptor in the box as well as micro USB to USB A cable.
The SureFire GX3 gaming SSD drive is not going to impress any of the techies out there with its peak read or write speeds. The bottle neck is likely the real world transfer speeds possible over the USB 3.2 Gen 1 and the spec of this device interface. It is theoretical maximum is 5GBps. The XBOX series USB ports use exactly the same USB interface so the 2 seem perfectly matched.
If the users are truly demanding PC gamer rather than the console fan they not be satisfied with the SATA speed. Users can buy the faster Samsung T7 instead or get the mid range NVMe SSD like the WD Blue, SN550 1TB and the separate enclosure and still end up paying less.
It is available in UK and Europe and comes in 2 capacities. One is 512 GB and 1 TB. Sure Fire also makes the mechanical hard drive version also called the GX3. These are significantly cheaper but will now here near as fast.