HP is a brand you’ve had to hear of if you been following the PC industry for any length of time. HP has been at times the world’s leading PC manufacturer, and who would have thought it all started in a Palo Alto garage. In recent years HP still has a very large PC business, but they also have a very successful flash product division. The way HP solid state drives work is that HP licenses its name to other companies who build the drives, but each drive has to pass through HP’s internal qualification testing before it is released. Previous HP solid state drives have gone widely unnoticed as they were more mainstream drives. Well today we are taking a look at the new HP S700 Pro which features the SMI SM2258 controller as well as Micron 3D TLC NAND, the same combination we’ve seen in many enthusiast 2.5-inch solid state drives. Let’s jump in and see what this drive can do!
The HP S700 Pro SSD comes in a very nice retail package. On the front there is a photo of the drive, its capacity, and some of the main features listed.
Flipping over to the back there is a little disclaimer in a few different languages, but we can see the drive will come with a 3-year warranty.
Getting everything out of the box we have the HP S700 solid state drive, mounting screws, and a quick start guide.