Fast, portable solid state drives are nothing new. They are great for content creators and people on the go who want fast storage. Last year we saw many USB 3.2 gen 1 drives with speeds around 500 MB/s, but this year we are seeing many new USB 3.2 gen 2 drives and one of those is the ADATA SE800. The SE800 features read and write speeds of 1000 MB/s, comes in a small, pocketable form factor and is IP68 dust and waterproof as well as MIL-STD-810G 516.6 shockproof so it can take a beating. Is this the ultimate portable solid state drive? Read on as we find out.
The SE800 comes in ADATA’s typical retail packaging. On the front there is a picture of the drive and its lets us know the capacity, which in our case is 512GB. It is also available in a 1TB version as well. Flipping over to the back we have the specifications of the drive listed in a few different languages.
Getting everything out of the box we have the SE800 portable solid state drive, USB Type-C cable, USB Type-C to Type-A cable, and a quick start guide.