Gecko – Portable SSD












Struggling with limited storage, data loss risks, or workflow interruptions during critical shoots?

We have developed our Gecko SSD with the needs of professional cinematography in mind. Store up to 8TB of footage and use our practical quick release function to always have your SSD on hand.

High resolution content needs high-capacity storage

This is why we have developed this reliable SSD, providing up to 8TB storage space and allowing you to secure all your data on one drive. Perfect for storing 4k, 8k resolution and full HD videos.

One SSD, endless applications

No matter if you are a videographer, photographer, influencer, blogger, gamer or simply someone who wants to backup their valuable data – we provide you with all the storage space and security you need.

Dreaming of being a digital nomad?

Access your important files during any adventure – no matter where you are.

Want to speed up your video editing workflow?

Our reliable SSD is designed for super fast offloading and allows you to move even your largest files with extreme speed.



Physical information
Dimensions115mm (H) x 57mm (W) x 18mm (T)
Max. weight199g (incl. rubber case)
Capacity / Part number8TB / EXU2M6G08TP0C
Flash type3D TLC
Input voltage3.3V±5%
Power consumptionActive <8W; Idle <1W
Max. sequential read2,000 MB/s (8TB/4TB/2TB/1TB)
Max. sequential write2,000 MB/s (8TB/4TB/2TB/1TB)
Sustained read2,000 MB/s (8TB/4TB)
1,700 MB/s (2TB/1TB)
Sustained write2,000 MB/s (8TB/4TB)
1,600 MB/s (2TB/1TB)
Operational temperature-10°C ~ 70°C
Storage temperature-40°C ~ 85°C
Shock (operating)50 G, (11 ms duration, half sine wave)
Max. TBW12,000 TB (8TB)
6,000 TB (4TB)
3,000 TB (2TB)
1,500 TB (1TB)
Warranty5 years


Camera TypeBrandModel
Video cameraBlackmagic DesignPocket Cinema Camera 4K / Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 / Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro / URSA Broadcast G2 / URSA Mini Pro 12K
(support portable SSD up to 2TB capacity)
(support portable SSD up to 2TB capacity)

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Advanced Technology

How can we promise that our product delivers the highest performance and reliability?

We at Exascend are a team of engineers, with hardware design, firmware development and manufacturing all under one roof. We strive to listen to your feedback and leverage the newest technologies, so you never need to worry about nightmares like data loss or running out of space.


Our cutting-edge Afterburner™ technology ensures maximum performance, especially during fast-action or burst mode photography.

Data Retention Plus™

Our technology mitigates the risk of data integrity issues resulting from the natural degradation of flash storage – even under extreme workloads.


Our technology ensures unbeatable stable write performance – so you never need to worry about data loss or recording failures.

Adaptive Thermal Control

Overheating can lead to issues like frame drops and slowdowns. We prevent overheating from the get-go with this unique technology.

IP68 and IP67 Compliance

Thoroughly tested and highly robust, our IP67 and IP68-rated products protect your data from storage failure caused by dangers such as dust and water.


RAID ECC (Error-Correcting Code) is an advanced Exascend technology that avoids the risk of data loss and allows the storage device to rebuild even severely corrupted data.


With this exclusive technology, memory cards can handle both burst shooting and extended recording seamlessly – balancing performance and battery life.

Conformal Coating

Our Conformal Coating technology protects your Exascend SSD against environmental threats and makes sure that it is safe from elements like water and dust.

Yes, there are even more technologies behind our products!

We have developed a wide range of technologies to provide filmmakers and content creators with maximum capacity, performance and reliability throughout the whole video production workflow.

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What are the main difference between Nitro, Explorer and Gecko Portable SSDs?

The key differences between these portable SSDs are as follows:

1. Interface and data transfer speed
Nitro Portable SSD: Utilizes the latest USB4 interface, supporting data transfer rates up to 40 Gbps.
Explorer and Gecko Portable SSDs: Feature the USB3 interface, with data transfer rates up to 20 Gbps.

2. Weight
Nitro Portable SSD: Weighs 175g, making it the lightest of the three.
Explorer Portable SSD: Weighs 201gwith its rubber case.
Gecko Portable SSD: Weighs 199g with its rubber case.

3. Design features
Nitro Portable SSD: Includes two metal stickers, allowing it to be magnetically attached to a PC or other device.
Explorer Portable SSD: Includes a rubber case and no quick release.
Gecko Portable SSD: Includes a rubber case and a quick release design, allowing it to be easily fastened to a camera cage or SmallRig.

4. Durability
All three SSDs are IP68-rated, offering full protection against water and dust.

What is IP rating? What does IP67/IP68 mean?

IP stands for “”Ingress Protection.”” IP67-rated products are completely dustproof, waterproof, and can withstand temporary immersion in water.

IP68, on the other hand, offers even stronger water resistance. Products with IP68 certification are completely dustproof and waterproof, and can withstand prolonged immersion in water 1.5 meters deep for up to 30 minutes.

Learn more about IP ratings here.

Key Features

Secure Attachment

Our reliable SSD with a twist. Its quick release design¹ allows the Gecko SSD to be attached securely to your camera – ideal for professional shooting.

Maximum capacity, anywhere, anytime

Offers up to 8TB storage capacity, designed to store your high resolution videos and photos.

Developed for videographers in the wild

IP67-certified, rugged design to provide maximum security against physical damage and data loss – even in extreme environments.

Increase your productivity

Boost your efficiency with USB Type-C, delivering up to 20 Gbps² ³ transfer rate. Speed up your workflow with up to 2,000 MB/s sequential read and write performance.

Data recovery included

5-year warranty and factory data recovery – We take care of your data loss protection.

Perfectly equipped

Comes with USB Type-C cable and silicon rubber case.

¹ Design of the quick release can be subject to change.
² On MAC platforms, Intel Thunderbolt 4 chip is only recognized at 10 Gb/s.
³ To achieve the highest bandwidth of 20 Gbps, both the host and accessories, such as USB-C cables, must support USB Type-C 20 Gb/s.

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