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Silicon Power Rugged Armor A80 750 GB 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Military Grade Portable External Hard Drive SP750GBPHDA80S3B (Blue)


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  • USB 3.0 Super Speed (High transferring rate up to 5 Gbps/sec) and Fully support USB 2.0
  • Meet the water resistant standard "IEC 529 IPX7"
  • Meet the U.S. military drop-test standards MIL-STD-810F 516.5 procedure IV (transit drop test) with advanced two-stage anti-shock technology
  • Cable carry design, LED indicates power on and data access
  • Anti-pressure and anti-dust function
  • SP Widget free download software features seven main functions to maximize your SP Portable Hard Drive

Technical Details

  • USB Powered

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.7 x 0.7 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0053ORV64
  • Item model number: SP750GBPHDA80S3B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 2, 2011

Product Description

Product Description

Ultra fast transfer speeds: Armor A80's outstanding read/write speed is coupled with the latest USB 3.0 interface and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 interface features a 5 Gbps/sec bandwidth which is 10x the bandwidth of a USB 2.0 interface. It saves users precious time backing up to and from the hard drive when transferring mass data files. Water, pressure, vibration & dust proof: In compliance with IEC529 IPX7 waterproof test for one meter under water for 30 minutes, Armor A80 is still fully operation. It features dust, pressure-proof and ready for any unexpected situations such as rain, liquid-spillage or accidental drops. Shockproof: In compliance with US MIL-STD-810F (transit drop test), it was test for (1) Product dropped directly onto a concrete floor (or harder surface) (2) On a drop-test machine, the product freefalls from a height of 122cm and from the freefall (3) There are 26 contact points (8 corners, 12 cut surfaces and 6 major surfaces) that were tested. SP Widget backup & security software: 1. "My document" synchronization / backup. 2. Sync or backup other folders. 3. Sync or backup "Outlook / Outlook express."4. Copy and encrypting your data into portable hard drive. 5. Download Symantec Norton internet security 60 days trial free. 6. Sync or backup "My favorite". 7. Lock your Computer by password and time.

From the Manufacturer

Take your important data with you anywhere, in a seriously rugged protective shell. The Armor A80 is waterproof, dust-proof, and can withstand serious drops. Keep your data safe, and access it with a blazing fast USB 3.0 connection. The 750GB capacity Armor A80 offers enough room for 366,000 photos, 183,000 MP3 tunes, 36,600 data files, 330 hours of DVD-quality video, or 125 hours of Full HD video.

Armor A80 USB 3.0
Blazing fast USB 3.0 connection with convenient cable-carry design.
Armor A80 Waterproof
IPX7 waterproof for up to 30 minutes under a meter of water.
Armor A80 Drop Test
Tested to withstand freefalls from about four feet.

Armor for Your Data

Protection Against the Elements

These drives are called "Armor" for a reason--they're protected against nearly anything you can dish out, even the unexpected. The Armor A80 is compliant with IPX7 waterproof standards, meaning it can be under a meter of water for 30 minutes and still function fully. It's also dust- and pressure-proof. That means your data is safe from unexpected spills, rain, dustier spaces, or most any other environmental concern.

Military Drop-Test Compliant

The Armor A80 is also compliant with MIL-STD-810F 516.5 procedure IV, aka the "transit drop test." What does that mean? It means the A80 was tested for direct drops onto concrete floors or harder surfaces, and (on a drop-test machine) freefalls from a height of about 48 inches. 26 contact points in all are tested (8 corners, 12 cut surfaces, and 6 major surfaces).

Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds

Armor A80's outstanding read/write speed is coupled with the latest USB 3.0 interface (backwards compatible with USB 2.0). The USB 3.0 interface features a 5 Gbps/sec bandwidth, ten times that of a USB 2.0 interface. It saves users precious time backing up to (and from) the hard drive, and makes transferring giant files a snap.

Easy to Use

The Armor A80 design makes it a breeze to use. Easily take it wherevery you go with a convenient cable carry design. Plug and Play operation means it's recognized as storage by your computer with no additional drivers required. No "wall-wart" adapter is required, either, since the drive is powered via the USB bus.

Armor A80 SP Widgets
Grab Silicon Power's free SP Widgets software to optimize your experience.

SP Widget Software

Download Silicon Power's free SP Widget Software to get the most out of your portable hard drive. SP Widget includes 7 main functions to make data storage more intelligent and convenient:

"My Documents" Backup

Easy synchronization and backup of your "My Documents" folder.

Armor A80 Data Transfer
USB 3.0 delivers up to 5GB/second bandwidth, backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
Folder Backup

Sync and backup of additional folders of your choice.

Data Encryption

Encrypt the data you copy to your drive.

"My Favorites" Backup

Sync and backup "My Favorites."

Email Backup

Sync or backup Outlook or Outlook Express data.

PC Lock

Lock your computer using password, time range, or Pendrive.



Armor Series 2.5" Portable Hard Drive Family Comparison

 

Armor A10

Armor A50

Armor A70

Armor A80

 
Armor A10
Armor A50
Armor A70
Armor A80
Models

500GB (Black)

640GB (Black)

500GB (Gold)

640GB (Gold)

500GB (Red)

500GB (Black)

640GB (Red)

640GB (Black)

500GB (Blue)

640GB (Blue)

750GB (Blue)

1TB (Blue)

Interface

USB2.0

USB2.0

USB2.0

USB3.0

U.S Military
Drop-Test
Water Resistant

 

 

Anti-Pressure

 

 

Anti-Dust

 

 

Anti-Shock
One Touch Quick Backup Button

 

 

SP Widget Backup Software
Security Software
LED Indicates Power
Cable Carry Design
Color

Black

Gold

Red/Black

Blue

Warranty

2-year

2-year

2-year

3-year



Portable Hard Drive Capacity Comparison

Capacity

Digital Photos

MP3 Music
(4min/128Kbps)

Data Files
(20MB per file)

DVD Video
(2.25GB per hour)

Full HD Video
320GB

156,200 photos

78,100 songs

15,620 files

140 hours

53 hours

500GB

244,000 photos

122,000 songs

24,400 files

220 hours

83 hours

640GB

312,400 photos

156,200 songs

31,240 files

280 hours

106 hours

750GB

366,000 photos

183,000 songs

36,600 files

330 hours

125 hours

1TB

488,000 photos

244,000 songs

48,800 files

440 hours

166 hours

* The above information is for general reference only. Actual results will vary depending on file type and size, quality settings, and other factors.

What's in the Box

Armor A80 (750GB), USB Cable, Quick Start Guide

Customer Reviews

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This drive seems very sturdy and was well priced and it looks great!
S. Yorton
It comes with 2 of those, one of which is very short and fits in a 'notch' in the side of teh drive case.
K. Walsh
There is a short USB cable nested into the side of the drive which is a great convenience.
S. Rudge

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By OneWickedBunny on November 22, 2011
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I've had several other brand name portable hard drives and was skeptical about purchasing this one because I didn't know much about it...even after researching it on my own...but considering that the other big name companies hard drives were basically a total waste of hard earned money, I decided to give it a go and order one. I'm SOOOO glad I did. This drive is a billion times better than any others I've had. It's amazingly strong and reliable. My three year old got a hold of it once, slobbered on it, and dropped it several times in the process of me chasing after her to retrieve it. When I finally got it and plugged it in, it worked marvelously....I was shocked because my other hard drives, if you even knock it down once, all the files get messed up, lost, or unable to open. I highly recommend this product. Even came back to purchase a few more but as luck would have it are out of stock right now :( I will buy more for sure!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 1, 2012
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Bought this after reading about all the problems others were having with outboard hard drives from other manufacturers. This one seems to be well made, and I like the design. I've only had it two months--can't attest to it's ruggedness or longevity. When I first got it, it couldn't do a Windows Image Backup (on my Win7 64-bit laptop). I reported it to tech support via email. Within two days I received a response asking for some more information (not bad considering the time difference between here and Taiwan). I sent them the information, and within 7 days they had a firmware update that fixed the problem. One more little glitch they straightened me out on within two days via email. I've never had such responsive tech support from a disk drive manufacturer before.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rahul Singh on December 5, 2011
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I had to wait for this one for more than 2 weeks as it remained out of stock for quite sometime. I finally got it last week. It feels strong, doesn't heat up, good speed, perfect size, 1TB capacity and very quite. I have not done the dust, water or impact testing but have been using it quite rough. After using it for a week I feel this is THE ONE I was looking for all this time. Quite pleased with the product SP010TBPHDA80S3B.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By **** be fair **** on November 17, 2011
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Excellent Ragged Design
The best external hard disk I ever had.

I can now have more confidence but never 100% that my data is safe.

I once lost all my American Scientist magazines from 1993 to 2009 because of a small side hit during a flight. The disk was not HUMMAR enough :) No need to mention names as it is my carelessness to blame.

But really, a mobile data container should withstand normal hassle and bustle of a mobile life and not need to be nursed all the times.

The in-house mini-USB is a brilliant usability feature.

Peace to all and safe data :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bruce427 on April 10, 2013
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I just recently became aware of the 'Silicon Power' brand of hard drives when I happened upon an excellent review on their model 'Armor 80' (A80). After reading several other great reviews I decided to order one.

I chose the A80 750 GiG model to benchmark (using CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD software). I currently own the very popular Western Digital 'My Passport' 750 GiG unit, so I decided to do a heads-up, apples-to-apples comparison (both are 5400 RPM drives).

Sequential read speed: WD My Passport 86.27 MB/s, the SP A80 106.20 MB/s

Sequential write speed: WD My Passport 85.95 MB/s, the SP A80 105.21 MB/s

4K read speed: the WD My Passport 0.437 MB/s, the SP A80 0.550 MB/s

4K write speed: the WD My Passport 1.394 MB/s, the SP A80 1.929 MB/s

Copying a 500 MB file: the WD My Passport 29.76 seconds, the SP A80 25.97 seconds

Performance wise, the Silicon Power A80 bested the Western Digital 'My Passport' in every category I tested (I ran each test three times and posted the best numbers for each drive). I have read in reviews that the performance of the A80 matches 7200 RPM drives. I also have a Samsung 2.5" 7200 RPM 750 GiG drive installed in an after-market USB 3.0 case and its performance (benchmarks) matched, but did not better, the Silicon Power A80. So the reviews appear to be correct.

Additionally, the SP A80 comes with two USB cables: one is 31" long and the other is a short 4.25" -- but, it stores in a neat little compartment in the side of the drive case itself so it is very handy when traveling or for use with a laptop on a table or desk.

Construction: the case of the WD is all plastic (but very nice).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BrunoCon on April 3, 2013
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I bought this pocket HD mainly because I read on the WireCutter that it was a great choice for the value. I also liked that it had USB 3 support and was water, dust and shock resistent.
What I found out is that it is a bit bulkier than other HDs with similar capacity, but being shock resistant is actually a nice thing, since you don't need a case to carry it around. Plus I've dropped mine twice from about 1 ft and until now nothing happened.
Also, the little cable attached to the body is too small to use with desktops, but could be handy if you're connecting it to a laptop (which I guess is what most people will use it for).
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