Easy to carry compact external SSD drives

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 17 Jun 2020
Easy to carry compact external SSD drives

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Having an external SSD (Solid State Drives) at your disposal can improve your user experience significantly. Since they offer such high-speed transfers, you should be able to read and write-heavy files in a matter of seconds. With a compact and portable SSD, you can do all this on the go. If you have been thinking of buying one, here are four options that you must consider. Note that all these products are available on Amazon and have been selected based on their listed features.

Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch

Here is a premium portable SSD from Samsung with a storage capacity of 1TB. It has a compact build that can fit in your palm, making it easy to carry around. It should deliver robust performance with sequential reads up to a speed of 1050MBps and sequential writes up to a speed of 1000mbps, as per company claims. The SSD has a fall-resistant body, keeping your data intact even if it falls from a height of 2m, as claimed by the brand. Moreover, you can keep your data secure by using the fingerprint unlock feature to gain access to the data in the SSD when connected to a device. It is compatible with multiple devices, be it Windows or Mac computer systems, Android devices, smartphones, and gaming consoles, making it viable for almost all users out there. 

Kingdian Portable External SSD

If you are looking for an incredibly compact external SSD that pretty much fits in your fist, then this SSD from Kingdian should do you good. It has dimensions that span 6.6 x 3.6 x 1cm, which should give you an idea of how compact the product is. It comes with a storage space of 120GB, enabling you to store all the emergency files in a fast storage drive. It has a reading speed of 340MBps and a writing speed of 320MBps (as per the company claim), enabling you to transfer heavy files in a matter of seconds. You can use it to install portable OS like Windows, Mac, Linux and others in a system, using this fast SSD during emergencies. Furthermore, it has a robust build which makes it shock-proof against falls or jerks, as per company claims. Finally, it dissipates less heat during operation and produces no sound, giving you good user experience.

Seagate One Touch SSD

The Seagate One Touch SSD is a compact device that has a minimalist woven fabric design on the exterior, giving it a classic look. Thanks to its lightweight and small size, you should be able to carry it easily in your pocket. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac, making it a good choice for both kinds of users. The SSD operates at a speed of 400MBps (as per the company claim) for you to transfer those heavy files in quick time. With this at your disposal, your editing and gaming experience should get better thanks to the faster all-round performance it brings to the table. This portable SSD enables you to do your job while commuting, as you just need to plug it in your laptop, transfer the files in a matter of seconds and you will be good to go. Finally, it is equipped with the Sync Plus software, giving you continuous backup solutions.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

If you are looking for a rugged external SSD that can handle extreme outdoor working conditions, then the SanDisk Extreme should do the job for you. It has a solid build design, which not only makes it fall-proof (from two metres) but also water and dust resistant, thus justifying the official IP55 rating. This is ideal for users like travel photographers or film-makers, who want to transfer their heavy files on the go quickly. It offers high reading speeds of 550mbps (as per the company claim), which should make it ideal for saving and editing high-res pictures and videos in quick time. Finally, it comes with a USB 3.1 Type-C connector, a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a Type-C to Type-A adapter, which should make it compatible with computer systems of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Ashwin Nair

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