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The world’s fastest external storage device compatible with all machines. Join the revolution in data transfer today!
The world’s fastest external storage device compatible with all machines. Join the revolution in data transfer today!
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Introducing: Fledging Shell 

The world's FIRST portable NVMe SSD compatible with USB ports.

Shell is great for accessing and storing large amounts of individual files and programs that hard drives and SATA drives can’t handle well. Ideal for programmers, researchers, photographers, gamers, and those looking to condense their most precious memories onto one insanely quick, insanely accessible portable solid state drive that uses cutting edge storage solution technology.     

Transfer 15GB of data in 16 seconds - 1GB/s average speed!

Up to 10x speed of external HDD and 2x speed of portable SSDs*  

*Tested on an Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017. Only devices with USB 3.1 10Gbps or Thunderbolt 3 port can achieve this speed. Normal USB 3.0 5Gbps ports are capped at 500 MB/s in read and write speed. To ensure the best performance please check your devices specifications.
*Tested on an Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017. Only devices with USB 3.1 10Gbps or Thunderbolt 3 port can achieve this speed. Normal USB 3.0 5Gbps ports are capped at 500 MB/s in read and write speed. To ensure the best performance please check your devices specifications.

 Shell is compatible with everything 

 PC, Mac, Smart TV*, Android Phones**, gaming consoles*** - you name it! 

  • * Tested on Sharp LC-55Q7030U using FAT32 file format.
  • ** Tested on Oneplus 5
  • *** Tested on Xbox One

Active cooling for data safety

Using our active cooling solutions, Shell will protect the safety of your data. The optimal operating temperature of SSDs are usually below 70°C. Comparable products often burn the SSDs inside with 90+°C heat. By staying cool, the lifespan of the SSD inside your Shell will dramatically increase and your data will stay safe.  

Backers will receive one Fledging Shell (SSD capacity dependent on tier), a USB-C to USB-C cable, a USB-C to USB 3.1 cable, and a small & cute Phillips screwdriver.  

Domestic shipping is free. Customer pays international shipping and customs, calculated at checkout.    

We're Fledging - a startup based in Birmingham, Alabama that specializes in storage solutions for Macs and PCs. 

Starting with internal storage solutions, Fledging’s products have served 2,200 customers in 70 countries across 6 continents. Validated by our legendary 100% positive feedback rating, we firmly believe that customer satisfaction is the best path to achieve our mission of making premium electronics for everyone.

Check us out at fledging.net!   

*This list is inclusive. We've tested the drives above and we've verified that they work with Shell. All M.2 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230 NVMe SSDs should work.
*This list is inclusive. We've tested the drives above and we've verified that they work with Shell. All M.2 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230 NVMe SSDs should work.

Risks and challenges

Nothing makes customers happier than delivering premium products on time. We have already established a stable manufacturing pipeline with the capacity of 1,000 units per month.

After beta testing Shell with our customers for three months, we’ve progressed through multiple iterations. Thanks to feedback from our users, we’ve created the best version yet and it’s finally ready for you.

We believe that you will be thoroughly impressed!

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