SSD2GO + TWIN INTERIOR
Taking a closer look at the enclosures, the folks at Angelbird have done a great job with inserting a generous number of thermal pads for excellent passive cooling as the external SSDs have no ventilation. For the dual stacked TWIN version, there is a large metal heatsink slab dividing the top and bottom SSDs which requires unscrewing an additional four screws to remove:
Both the top and bottom of the complete external shell are slathered with them, as well as the PCB’s themselves on each of the SSDs respectively:
Before going deeper, here are the naked PCB’s. The PCB design, layout, and overall construction of the Angelbird SSD2go and TWIN is exceptional; no poor soldering stains, or glue trails to speak of!
Angelbird SSD2go 480GB:
Identical components are present in both the SSD2go and TWIN variant, however the number of memory modules are different. The 480GB SSD2go is filled to maximum capacity, hence we see 16 Micron packages (8 on each side) of 32GB each. Since the TWIN is segregated 480GB with two 240GB boards, there are only 8 packages total on each respectively; if you were to get the max capacity 960GB version of the TWIN, the two PCB’s would look identical to the normal 480GB SSD2go you see here.