External solid-state drives for on-the-go folks

By Afrah Khan | Published on 22 Sep 2020
External solid-state drives for on-the-go folks
External solid-state drives for on-the-go folks

If you’re looking for a faster and portable way to transfer data from one device to another, then buying an external SSD might be the best bet for you. But with so many choices available, finding the right one becomes a tiring task. So, to help you in finding a good external SDD here’s a list of some of the best in the market handpicked for you. Note that these have been selected based on their availability on Amazon as well as their listed features.

ADATA SD600Q 960GB Military Grade Light Compact Portable External SSD Solid State Drive (Black)

The ADATA SD600Q is a 960GB external SSD which lets you transfer data to and from it using the USB 3.1 cable bundled with it. This portable SSD has 3D NAND, which is the reason for its high data capacity that comes in a small form factor. It can transfer data with a speed of 440MB per second and won’t consume much power while doing that. When it comes to build quality, ADATA has used military-grade materials for its construction, making it superior in quality. Its shockproof design and military-grade construction together should result in a device that can easily handle minor shocks and falls while moving around. It measures 8 x 8 x 1.52cm and weighs only 60g, earning it a permanent place in your bag for all your trips and travels.

Samsung T7 Touch 500GB External Solid State Drive Black (MU-PC500K)

If you’re looking for an external solid state drive from a brand that’s well-known for its product quality, then you probably can’t go wrong with this one. The Samsung T7 Touch is a light (58 grams) and slim (8mm thickness) portable Solid State Drive that won’t become a burden on your shoulders. This 500GB SSD from Samsung has sequential read and write speeds of up to 1000MB per second, which should decrease your waiting time by a considerable margin. You can connect it to any device of your liking through the Type-C to Type-C or the Type-C to Type-A cables bundled with it. It even has a fingerprint sensor to prevent unauthorised access to your data which is a must-have feature for people who carry around confidential data with them.

Samsung T7 500GB External Solid State Drive Blue (MU-PC500H)

Here’s another external SSD from Samsung and is pretty similar to the one mentioned above. The Samsung T7 is a portable 500GB solid state drive that you can connect to a variety of devices thanks to the cables that come bundled with it. Samsung claims that it has a sequential write speed of up to 1000MB per second and a sequential read speed of 1050MB per second to make sure that you don’t have to wait long for the transfer to finish. It has a robust enclosure which can handle some minor bumps on your business trip or travels. This external SSD by Samsung weighs only 58 grams and measures 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.8cm to make sure it doesn’t get too bulky for the user to carry along with his/her belongings.

Seagate One Touch SSD 500GB External Solid State Drive Portable (STJE500402)

If you’ve ever bought a storage device from this brand – be it HDD, SSD or SSHD – then you must know the quality of products they deliver and the Seagate STJE500402 walks along the same line. It is a 500GB solid state drive which is capable of providing transfer speeds of up to 400MB/sec through the USB 3.0 port of your device. But don’t worry if you don’t have a USB 3.0 port as it is backwards compatible, which means you can connect it to a USB 2.0 port and still transfer data at a reduced speed. It can be connected to any device of your choice provided it has a working USB 3.0 port. It weighs 60 grams and is just 1cm thick to ensure that you don’t face any problem while carrying it around.

Afrah Khan


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