Subject: Storage | April 7, 2017 - 07:01 AM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: WD, ssd, external ssd
Western Digital has just announced the My Passport SSD line of portable solid state hard drives. As you might expect, the major advantage of SSD-based portable storage is speed. This one connects with a USB Type-C port and is rated at up to 515 MB/s, although that hasn’t been benchmarked yet. The drives also support hardware, 256-bit AES encryption via their security software.
According to Best Buy, the 256GB model ($99.99 USD) is already sold out, but the 512GB model ($199.99) and the 1TB model ($399.99) are both still available for the 14th of April.
Subject: Storage | November 10, 2016 - 01:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: adata, external ssd, SE730, usb 3.1, type c
At 250GB and 72.7x44x12.2mm (2.8x1.7x0.4") this external SSD from ADATA is small in two ways which is a mixed blessing for mobile storage. You may feel somewhat cramped, however the device is very portable and inexpensive. The Type C to Type A USB 3.1 connection provided up to 427MB/s transfer speeds in The SSD Review's ATTO testing, Crystal Disk showing 341MB/s read and 376MB/s write. While those speeds are not up to the theoretical maximum for USB 3.1 they are still impressive for an external device. Check out the full review right here.
"The ADATA SE730 differs from many other SSDs, however, as it contains the characteristics of being waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, in addition to its small size. If you want storage that will overcome the elements, the SE730 just might be what you're looking for. In addition, this external SSD has a great price and can be found at Amazon for $120."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Drobo 5C USB Type-C DAS @ Kitguru
- TerraMaster F2-220 @ Modders-Inc
- Lexar 128GB Professional 1066x CompactFlash Card @ SSD Review
- Crucial MX300 750 GB @ techPowerUp
- Toshiba OCZ TL100 SSD @ The SSD Review
- Micron 1100 256GB SSD Review @ NikKTech
- Crucial MX300 2TB @ Kitguru
- ADATA Ultimate SU800 240GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks