External Portable SSDs you can buy in the Philippines
The external HDD is our go-to device when it comes to transferring large files from one machine to another. It’s good enough for most tasks, but there are times when you wish those big transfers are faster. The best solution to this problem is to use an external SSD. And if you’re wondering what’s available here in the Philippines, take a look at the list below.
Seagate Fast SSD
One of the portable SSDs we’ve tried is the Seagate Fast SSD. It’s a good-looking SSD that looks at home with a MacBook with its gray color and aluminum plate on the front. It’s small, thin, light, and comes with a USB-C port. As for its performance, Seagate claims maximum sequential read/write speeds of 540/500 MB/s. You can read our hands-on here and check out the SRPs below:
• STCM250400 250GB – PHP 5,699
• STCM500401 500GB – PHP 8,099
• STCM1000400 1TB – PHP 17,399
• STCM2000400 2TB – PHP 36,199
Samsung Portable T5
The Samsung Portable T5 is another good-looking portable SSD with a rounded body and aluminum finish. It uses the USB 3.1 Gen2 interface, has transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s, and comes in two colors depending on the storage variant: Alluring Blue for the 256GB and 500GB, and Deep Black for the 1TB and 2TB. We found the T5 being offered at Lazada for almost PHP 6K for the 250GB model and almost PHP 10K for the 500GB. See listing here.
SanDisk Extreme Portable
Let’s not forget SanDisk as they also offer portable SSDs, one of them being the SanDisk Extreme Portable. It has a rugged exterior that is shock and vibration-resistant, IP55-certified water and dust resistant. It sports a USB 3.1 (Gen 2) interface, boasts read speeds of up to 550MB/s, and comes in multiple storage capacities from 250GB to 2TB. The SanDisk Extreme Portable was also spotted at Lazada for around PHP 5.6K for 250GB and almost PHP 8K for 500GB. See listing here.
WD My Passport SSD
Western Digital also has their own portable SSD offering in the form of the My Passport SSD. It has a stylish design, a compact body, yet capable of transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s. It’s USB Type-C and USB 3.1 Gen 2 ready and is USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB-A compatible. Like most SSDs mentioned earlier, the My Passport SSD comes in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB storage models. We spotted it at Lazada at almost PHP 6K for 256GB, almost PHP 9K for 512GB, and almost PHP 19K for 1TB. See listing here.
Lexar Portable SSD
The Lexar Portable SSD looks different from the SSDs we mentioned above. It has a brick design that reminds us of a wall charger but it is capable of up to 450MB/s read and 245MB/s write speeds and has an LED capacity meter that displays available storage space. We spotted the 512GB model of the Lexar Portable SSD at Villman for PHP 9,999. See listing here.
And that sums up our list. 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.