External NVMe SSD

IP67 CERTIFIED

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TOUGHER THAN THE REST

The Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus, are compact, portable, bus-powered USB-C storage devices with internal PCIe SSDs that are small enough to fit in your pocket. These SSDs may be compact, however their outstanding read and write speeds are unmatched by anything in their class.

Tuff nano
Read Speed: 1055MB/s
Capacity: 512GB and 1024GB

Tuff nano Plus
Read Speed: 1088MB/s
Capacity: 2TB

Extremely Compact

Tuff nano
Length: 2.99 in     (7.59 cm)
​Width:   2.14 in     (5.44 cm)
​Height:  0.57 in     (1.45 cm)
​Weight: 0.163 lbs  (0.074 kg)

Tuff nano Plus
Length:  4.01in   (10.19cm)
Width:    2.14in   (5.44cm)
Height:   0.57in   (1.45cm)
Weight:  0.22lbs  (0.1kg)

ALWAYS TRAVEL SIZE

Let's face it when traveling 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 and Tuff nano Plus are extremely compact, making them the perfect travel companions.

How Fast is the Tuff nano & Tuff nano Plus?

USB 2.0 Flash Drive

21x Slower

50 MB/s

FireWire 800 Drive

13x Slower

80 MB/s

SATA III HDD

8x Slower

130 MB/s

USB 3.0 SSD

2.5x Slower

430 MB/s

Tuff nano NVMe SSD

1055 MB/s

Tuff nano Plus NVMe SSD

1088 MB/s

UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY

By utilizing the latest USB-C technology, the Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus are compatible with any computer or tablet that features Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, USB4, USB-C, or USB-A.

Thunderbolt Cable B

Thunderbolt 3

USB-C Cable B

USB-C

USB-A Cables B

USB-A

*To use the Tuff nano Plus on a USB-A computer requires a USB-C to A cable sold separately.

Watch the video review from 9to5mac

*All above reviews relate to the Tuff nano

"It is fast, reliable, and ready to go the moment you take it out of the box..."

- Fstoppers
(Tuff nano Plus)

"We’re glad to report that the drive was one of the fastest that we’ve reviewed in recent times."

-TechRadar
(Tuff nano Plus)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

(5/5 Stars)

- Photoshop User Magazine
(Tuff nano Plus)

★ ★ ★ ★

(4/5 Stars)

-TechRadar
(Tuff nano Plus)

REMOVABLE CABLE & CARRYING CASE

The Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus’ outer packaging doubles as a carrying case to store the drives, and its cables, while traveling. By implementing a removable cable design we have been able to achieve a more compact product whilst generating less heat than drives with tethered cables. For productions using multiple drives this provides a more convenient way to keep them organized.

IMMERSION PROTECTION

Tuff nano or Tuff nano Plus users can rest assured that not even 1M of water can harm your drives! Both devices can be fully immersed in water up to 1M for 30 minutes.

DUST TIGHT

The Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus’ IP67 certification means that both products are dust tight. Not even small dust particles can enter.

DROP PROOF

Dropping electronic devices can happen to all of us at any time. The Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus have passed Military Testing from heights of up to 3M in order to protect your data from any shocks. 

BLAZING FAST BACK-UP & 4K EDITING ON-THE-GO

Pro Photographers can back-up their uncompressed RAW files faster than ever with a drive that can fit in their bag or pocket. In addition, filmmakers can even edit their 4K footage right off their back-up drive without the need for a powerful RAID.

BOOTABLE

Need to boot your OS from a compact external drive? Use the Tuff nano or the Tuff nano Plus to boot your Mac or Windows OS.

A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY PHOTOGRAPHER’S TRAVEL BAG

If you’re traveling, you know the hassle of carrying around heavy hard drives with slow transfer speeds. The Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus promise to become the go-to items in any Photographer’s travel bag by providing incredibly fast transfer speeds, saving you time and money.

IPAD PRO & IPAD AIR (4TH GEN) COMPATIBLE

Thanks to the iPad Pro’s use of the USB-C connector, the Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus 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.*

*iPad Pro & iPad Air (4th Gen) external drive support available using iPadOS.

Premium NVMe SSD

Adhering to the highest of standards, CalDigit has carefully qualified and selected the PCIe SSD for the Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus to deliver unrivalled performance, quality, and reliability.

MAC & PC

The Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus are fully compatible
with Macs and PCs.

MAC & PC

The Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus are fully compatible
with Macs and PCs.

ADVANCED POWER MANAGEMENT

With an emphasis on the environmental aspects, the CalDigit storage team developed a power management mechanism that monitors the traffic for both the internal NVMe SSD as well as the storage controller. When idle, the Tuff nano or Tuff nano Plus will stay in low power mode consuming much less power and prolonging the internal SSDs components as well as your laptop’s battery life. This greatly reduces power consumption and is especially important when battery life is critical.

ADVANCED POWER MANAGEMENT

With an emphasis on the environmental aspects, the CalDigit storage team developed a power management mechanism that monitors the traffic for both the internal NVMe SSD as well as the storage controller. When idle, the Tuff nano or Tuff nano Plus will stay in low power mode consuming much less power and prolonging the internal SSDs components as well as your laptop’s battery life. This greatly reduces power consumption and is especially important when battery life is critical.

COLOR CODE

YOUR COLLECTION

YOUR DRIVE, YOUR STYLE

Available in up to 4 colors, pick a Tuff nano device to match your style.

TOMATO
Red
OLIVE
Green
Royal
Blue
Charcoal
Black
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Tuff nano

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*

Size and Weight

Length: 2.99 in     (7.59 cm)
​Width:   2.14 in     (5.44 cm)
​Height:  0.57 in     (1.45 cm)
​Weight: 0.163 lbs  (0.074 kg)

​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


 
Tuff nano Plus

Interface
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)​
Type-C Port

Drive Type
M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD

​Read Speed
​Up to 1088MB/s*

​Write Speed
Up to 1087MB/s

Size and Weight
Length:  4.01 in   (10.19 cm)
​Width:   2.14 in    (5.44 cm)
​Height:  0.57 in    (1.45 cm)
​Weight: 0.22 lbs   (0.1kg)

​In The Box
​1 x Tuff nano Plus
1 x USB-C - USB-C Cable (0.25M)
1 x Carrying Case

CalDigit Tuff nano SanDisk Extreme 900 SSD G-Drive Mobile SSD Samsung T5 Samsung T7

Interface

USB-C 10Gb/s

USB-C 10Gb/s

USB-C 10Gb/s

USB-C 10Gb/s

USB-C 10Gb/s

Drive Type

M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD

mSATA

SATA-III

64-Layer V-NAND

64-Layer V-NAND

Performance

1055MB/s

850MB/s

560MB/s

540MB/s

1050MB/s

IP67 Certified

✔️

No

✔️

No

No

Drop Proof

3M

No

3M

2M

1.82M

Water Immersion

✔️

No

✔️

No

No

Dust Tight

✔️

No

✔️

No

No

Height

0.57in

0.70in

0.57in

0.41in

0.31in

Length

2.99in

5.25in

3.74in

2.91in

3.34in

Width

2.14in

3.25in

1.97in

2.26in

2.24in

Weight

0.163lbs

0.46lb

0.19lbs

0.112lbs

0.12lbs

Color Code and Organize SSDs

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Carrying Case

Yes

No

No

No

No

Tuff nano Performance


  • Yes. The iPad Pro M1, iPad Pro USB-C, and iPad Air (4th Gen) are compatible with the Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus.
     
     

  • Yes. You may need to reformat it to exFAT or FAT32 system before Android system can recognize it. Please check with your Android phone manufacturer if external USB storage is supported. 

  • Yes.

  • Yes. 

  • Yes. 

  • Yes. Passive Thunderbolt cables are compatible with USB-C devices.

  • No. Active Thunderbolt 3 cables are NOT compatible with USB-C Gen 2 devices. 

  • Yes. Active Thunderbolt 4 cables are compatible with USB-C Gen 2 devices.

  • You can get the best performance by plugging in the Tuff nano or Tuff nano Plus directly to your host system's USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 10Gb/s port or to a Thunderbolt 3 port. Connecting the Tuff nano or Tuff nano Plus to a USB hub/dock or Thunderbolt 3 dock would slightly slow down the performance due to protocol conversion. 

  • You are also suggested to use the USB-C cables that come with Tuff nano.

  • Yes. 

 

  • No. Apple's Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter is only compatible with Thunderbolt 2 and 3 devices. Tuff nano is an USB-C Gen 2 device. 

 

  • CalDigit’s online stores sell USB-C cables up to 1M, and Thunderbolt 4 cables up to 2M that work with the Tuff nano and Tuff nano Plus.

  • If you use 3rd party USB-C cables make sure that they offer 10Gb/s performance and are USB-IF certified.

  • Yes.

 

  • 2-year limited warranty.


** USB Type-C®, USB-C® and USB4™ are trademarks of the Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum (USB-IF). Thunderbolt™ is a trademark of Intel Corporation. All product names are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective owners.
* USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 protocols are now called USB 3.2.
* PCIe® is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG.
* NVMe™ is a trademark of NVM Express, Inc.
* All other company names, product names, and service names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Tuff nano

* Test system configuration: Tuff nano 512GB and 1024GB NVMe SSDs. macOS 10.15, MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018), Processor 2.9GHz Intel Core i9, Memory 32 GB 2400MHz DDR4, Performance based on AJA (Resolution: 4096×2160 4K-2160, File Size: 1GB, 10-bit YUV) and Atto Disk Benchmark 1.00.0 for macOS.
Windows 10 64-bit, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 7th Gen. Atto Disk Benchmark.
Performance may vary depending on host configuration. The host device and connection cables must support USB 3.2 Gen 2 and UASP mode must be enabled.
“Peak Read speeds” up to 1055MB/s; write speeds may be lower. Performance may be lower depending on drive capacity, host device, OS and testing applications.
* The MTTF (Mean Time to Failure) of this NVMe SSD is 1,500,000 hours. Data Retention is more than 1 year @ 30 Celsius. Client endurance workload specified by JESD219A Solid-State Drive (SSD) Endurance Workloads, July 2012.

Tuff nano Plus

*Performance may vary depending on host configuration. The host device and connection cables must support USB 3.2 Gen 2 and UASP mode must be enabled. Test is based on Intel Xeon CPU E3-1225V5 @ 3.30GHz, Gigabyte X170-Extreme ECC platform.

CalDigit PCIe USB 3.0 add-on card,
Windows 10 Pro (10.0.19041).
CrystalDiskMark 7.0.0. Default Queues: 8 Thread:1