Portable SSDs are just like internal SSDs but are portable, durable, convenient, and universally compatible. Some benefits of portable SSDs include being faster, more durable, and smaller than portable hard disk drives (HDDs). A portable SSD also serves as a go-to device and do-it-all portable storage wallet that can carry huge files between PCs and smartphones, back up essential data, and more.
So now we are bringing you a new list of external portable SSDs so that you’ll get to know the ones that are currently available in the Philippine market.
(Note: External portable SSDs included in the list have good reviews and are available for purchase on either Shopee or Lazada.)
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Transcend ESD240C Portable SSD
Transcend’s ESD240C Portable SSD features a minimalist lightweight aluminum construction with shock-resistant qualities. It is equipped with the USB 3. 1 Gen 2 interface with the support of UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), providing transfer speeds of up to 520MB/s and a storage capacity of up to 480GB. Moreover, it also comes with both a USB Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to Type-A cable to accommodate desktops and laptops featuring the USB Type-C or USB 3. 1 interface.
In addition to desktop and laptop computers, the ESD240C can also be used with many other devices, such as on-the-go mobile devices and gaming consoles, providing fast transfer speeds and large capacity expansion.
The Transcend ESD240C Portable SSD is available at Lazada. Check out the prices below.
• Transcend ESD240C (120GB) – PHP 2,690
• Transcend ESD240C (240GB) – PHP 3,690
• Transcend ESD240C (480GB) – PHP 4,788
WD My Passport SSD
Western Digital (WD) also has its own portable SSD offering in the form of the My Passport SSD. It sports a unique metal design that is shock and vibration-resistant. In addition, WD claims that this SSD is drop-resistant of up to 6.5ft (1.98m). Furthermore, it delivers read speeds of up to 1050MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000MB/s with NVMe technology.
Equipped with USB 3.2 Gen-2 technology, the My Passport SSD comes with a USB-C cable and USB-A adaptor. It has dimensions of 100.08 x 55.12 x 8.89mm and comes in four color options: Gray, Midnight Blue, Gold, and Red.
PHP 5,249 (500GB)| Get it here.
Samsung Portable SSD T7
The Samsung Portable SSD T7 is another good-looking portable SSD. The light, pocket-sized Portable SSD T7 delivers fast speeds for transferring large files. In addition, the embedded PCIe NVMe technology delivers fast sequential read/write speeds of up to 1,050/1,000 MB/s, respectively, making the T7 almost twice as fast as the previous T5 model.
Furthermore, according to Samsung, the T7’s advanced thermal solution uses ePCM technology and the Dynamic Thermal Guard to withstand and control heat, so the compact SSD stays at an optimal temperature even at fast speeds.
PHP 8,488 (1TB) | Get it here.
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2
The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 features a durable silicone shell with a premium feel and added protection to the drive’s exterior. It also delivers NVMe solid-state performance featuring 1050MB/s2 read and 1000MB/s2 write speeds.
For security, it helps keep private content private with the included password protection featuring 256-bit AES hardware encryption. In addition, it secures up to two-meter drop protection and IP55 water and dust resistance.
PHP 8,588 (1 TB) | Get it here.
Seagate One Touch SSD
Seagate Technology has recently unveiled the new Seagate One Touch SSD. It delivers maximum sequential read/write speeds of up to 1,030 MB/s and up to 2TB of storage. It also uses USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB-C technology and is compatible with USB-C and USB 3.0 computers, with both cables included in the box. In addition, the drive is compatible with Android mobile devices, helping to free up extra space by backing up videos, photos, and files via the Seagate Mobile Touch app.
The One Touch SSD has an aluminum top cover and fabric-soft touch on the sides, and it is available in Black, Silver, or Blue. It also includes Seagate’s Toolkit desktop software with Sync Plus offering file synchronization via continuous backup.
Check out the MSRPs below.
• Seagate One Touch SSD (500GB) – PHP 4,699
• Seagate One Touch SSD (1TB) – PHP 8,599
• Seagate One Touch SSD (2TB) – PHP 14,499
And there you have it! We hope that we made it easy for you guys to find the right external portable SSD for you. If we missed anything or if you have any recommendations, feel free to let us know in the comments below.