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Dynabook 500GB Boost X20 Portable SSD $29 + Delivery ($0 C&C/ OnePass/ to Metro with $55 Order) @ Officeworks (Online Only)


Spotted this in the latest Officeworks catalogue. Was $69. Online only and while stocks last.

Key features:

  • 500 GB storage capacity
  • Transfer speeds of up to 1000 Mbps
  • Supports connections via USB-C and comes with both USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables
  • Compatible with devices running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, MacOS X and later, as well as Android
  • Measures just 40 x 9 x 66 mm
  • 3 year warranty

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  • +2

    finally got some use case for the one pass (the free delivery)

  • +6

    thanks, got 4, ill work out why later

    • +1

      same.. buy first, think later.

    • Did the same thing!

    • +4

      Only bought 3 :(
      Feel like a failure amongst the quaders

  • +2

    Still have 3 Samsung SSD on hand, not opened.

    Good deal though!

    • +1

      Looks like haters gona hate the fact that you have three and not sharing… 😂

  • good to go with my raspberry pi's

    • would you share what'd be the use case? I've been using my rpi as my adblock/homebridge server. what's more can be done to it? thanks mate.

      • +2


        • home server, file server, media server
        • retropi
        • klipper/octoprint for 3d printers
        • anything portable
      • +1

        Mines for aria2

        • +1


    • can this be used as a OS boot drive for Raspberry pi?

      • +1


        • thank you for the response. wanted one, but unfortunately no stock.

      • +1

        Should be fine for anything RPi 3 and later.

  • -2

    Bought 5, still not sure why. Thanks OP

  • +40

    Bought 1 so other people can buy 5

    Thanks OP

        • +4

          Looks like the joke's on you, mate. 😂

            • +11

              @foreverphoenix: Given that you are responding to your own negged comment, that would certainly suggest you give a (profanity) (at least, more than anyone else does)

              • -8

                @xyron: Touché… no I meant that I don’t mind being the joke.
                But I’m perplexed why my original comment was negged… was it my attitude for not sharing the spoils of a good deal or the profanity itself? 🤓

                • +2

                  @foreverphoenix: no it's just the fact that you're very obviously hurt by the negs but you're pretending to be nonchalant about it or in denial

                  • -7

                    @Bacons: yeah what a moron ha? so true… and i keep doing it… instead of removing my posts and retreating in defeat with my tail between my legs

    • Where you been mate? Haven’t see you in a while

      • Still lurking around. Very busy this year haha

  • +3

    Anyone know if it is shuckable?

    • want to know this as well.

  • +1

    3 of these plus SnapRAID would be nice cheap 1TB of resilient storage.
    Small, but, cheap.

    • $60/TB seems expensive? Or is there some performance thing that I'm not factoring in?

      • I'd use HDD's; but I'm also rapidly approaching a petabyte, personally.

        External SSD's are fairly expensive as it is.
        For a lot of beginner home server folks, the initial outlay is a major factor over value per TB.

        Also, true silence and power savings from a SBC + SSD combination is something people who don't have space for a network rack also value.

    • The USB connection undoes most of the RAID advantage. USB connection to the drive means a double interface and no direct connection to the drive.

      • +1

        Exactly, thats why SnapRAID.

        Otherwise I'd have said ZFS or such.

  • Looks the same as this Toshiba branded drive

    • +2

      Toshiba rebraned to Dynabook

      • Ah damn they did too, I thought it was basically a no-brand so I hesitated.

    • could we get Amazon to pricematch?

    • In that case maybe better to stay away!

      My 250GB Toshiba drive from the Centrecom deal last year just bricked itself a month after warranty expired. Barely used it and now it's write-protected with no way to recover.

      EDIT: these have a 3 year warranty?! Will have to check the Toshiba ones… Might be able to get a replacement?

  • Are these things reliable? I have a series scattered over two USBs (too many episodes) and want them on together in one storage.

    • +4

      what's this super important TV show you are storing?

    • +1

      My 250GB Toshiba drive (I think this is a rebrand?) bricked after maybe 10 uses? Was only using it to attach to the TV.

      • Ah,thank you. the only times I'll actually be using it is to add the files and transfer them to my tablet to watch. I hope it doesn't crap out on me! each season is like 50+ GB

      • Better to use it to backup files rather than reading. ;)

  • +2

    WTF already OOS?

    • Still showing as available for me

    • a few units / 5 ea doesn't last long

  • +4

    Super old model it seems. 120MB/s transfer speed. I get the same speed with my 5 year old 1TB WD External. Hard pass even for the price.

    • +1

      I was thinking there is no way these will be fast or will slow down massively when the cache or drive fills up a little.

    • Is this based on it saying "Enjoy super fast transfer speeds of up to 1000 Mbps"? I suspect that's misstatement, but I guess we'll see once people get their hands on it to test.

      • +3

        Got mine this morning. Copied 100GB to it at 650MB/s, dropping to 520MB/s sustained as cache fills up.

        CrystalDiskMark gives 920MB/s read, 850MB/s write for a 2GiB file.

    • +1

      Super old model it seems. 120MB/s transfer speed.

      Looks exactly like the Toshiba XC10.

      Write speeds on that drop to around 20MB/s with larger transfers.

      • +1

        Yup, save the $29 for a KFC Family feast. A Hard Drive based External USB drive will be faster and won't slow down when it's filled.

        • +2

          Lol. In my mind I am like "less space in my coronary arteries vs more space outside my desktop"

  • -1

    got one, still don't have idea why need it.

  • Unfortunately this item is currently out of stock!


    This product cannot currently be purchased online, but here is something similar!

  • Says OOS?

  • OOS already

  • Cannot add to cart. Sold out.

  • Sold out for me as well

  • got ozbargained badly …

  • can still add to cart, got some for WA left

  • +5

    Thanks OP, bought 0 :(

  • Oos :((

  • +2

    it's weird they're too lazy to post a pic with the ports showing. I assume it's like a portable HDD vs a male connector like a USB stick

  • Doh! I signed up onepass and then out of stock!

    • It was free shipping if you ordered a few anyway

      • Not for me it wasn’t

  • Ok, good, saved 145

  • D'oh!, procrastinated too long googling if it's shuckable :-P

  • missed it :(

  • Thanks OP x5😄

  • Missed it :(

  • -1

    Yea like the lucky ones here bought 5, cheap as chips thanks OP

  • +1

    Got a couple to go with my Pi400s from Jaycar. Sweet deal OP!

  • +5

    Damn, I actually needed one, why u guise buy 5 at a time?? :(

    • -2

      If you actually need one, there are other vendors still selling them at higher prices.

  • lol why buy this when amazeballs usb 3.0 thumb drives are more expensive

    • +1

      Explain pls

      • USB 3.0 lightning transfer speed thumb drives for a premium price, I think it’s self explanatory only a fool would choose a ssd, it’s 2024 lol

  • whats a good external drive for backups that'll stand the test of time? i only have around 500GB to store.

    • No single source is a good backup.

      Look at the 3-2-1 method.

      With only 500gb, that shouldn't be too hard

  • Incredible service. Mine was delivered 8am this morning.

    • Got delivery notice for today as well.

  • +3

    Received my five units today.

    Pretty impressive speeds for a little external SSD, 921MB/s read and 851MB/s write on the sequential 1mb test in Crystal Disk Mark.

    • nice, not the 120MB/s mentioned here then. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/15321042/redir

      • Not in my testing, although I note I am using a USB C to USB C connection directly into my motherboard, not a USB A connection.

        • yeah, i'll also be using USB C - USB C

          Does it look shuckable?

          • +1

            @impoze: I might have to sacrifice one to see. It's very small, has no visible screws (so will likely need prying apart) and reports on the internet for similar models suggest the USB C port is soldered to the PCB (as in, it doesnt use an M.2 to USB converter board).

            • @xyron: Did you end up shucking yours??

              • @RedHab: Nah, didn't want to sacrifice one for the cause and couldn't find any reliable information on the internet about what was likely to be inside. Similar, older Toshiba external SSDs have all had their USB ports soldered to the PCBs, from my limited research, so I don't have any reason to believe these will be different.

                • @xyron: Yeah, I have the same feelings as you, but was just curious

                  • @RedHab: I am still curious…maybe i'll put a watch opener next to it for a few days and see if the curiosity gets the better of me

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