ADATA SD700 Portable Solid State Drive Review

Final Thoughts
With laptops getting thinner and thinner it is becoming harder to get a lot of storage inside. With that portable hard drives are becoming more and more popular and vital to creators on the go. Now we are seeing solid state drive technology come into the portable space in a big way. So not only are you going to get the reliability of no moving parts you are also going to get extremely fast transfer rates. In our tests we saw read and write speeds of around 440 MB/s, which the drive is rated for.

Since this drive is a solid state drive there is no moving parts. That means it is less likely to fail. On top of that ADATA designed and tested the SD700 to IEC IP68 standards which means it is completely dust proof and can survive in 1.5 meters of water for 60 minutes. The drive also meets the U.S. Army’s MIL-STD-810G516.6 shock and drop resistance standard. It would say it would be very hard to damage this drive. You can accidentally drop it, get it wet, and more without any problems.

The only real issue I have with this drive is the connection, which is the USB 3.0 micro-B connector. While this connection has been used on portable hard drives for a while a type-C connector would have been much better. Using a type-C connector like we saw on the Samsung SSD T3 would make connecting the cable easier and type-C cables are easier to work with.

Right now you can pickup the 256GB version of the drive which we reviewed today for $109.88 at our favorite online retailer. ADATA also backs this drive with a 3-year warranty. Overall ThinkComputers gives the ADATA SD700 Portable Solid State Drive a 9 out of 10 score.

Award 9 out of 10

– Great transfer speeds
– Small and portable
– IP68 dust/water proof & military-grade shockproof
– 3-year warranty

– A type-C connector would have been better

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