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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
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 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.
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.
Sync and backup of additional folders of your choice.
Encrypt the data you copy to your drive.
"My Favorites" Backup
Sync and backup "My Favorites."
Sync or backup Outlook or Outlook Express data.
Lock your computer using password, time range, or Pendrive.
Armor Series 2.5" Portable Hard Drive Family Comparison
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|One Touch Quick Backup Button|| |
|SP Widget||Backup Software|
|LED Indicates Power|
|Cable Carry Design|
Portable Hard Drive Capacity Comparison
(20MB per file)
(2.25GB per hour)
Full HD Video
* 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
Top Customer Reviews
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 :)
I have traveled many thousands of miles with this drive and it has been dropped, shaken and stirred. It has been subject to very high temperatures and has not failed to work. I don't intentionally abuse it any more than I would any other drive, I'm just significantly less concerned about it if it does face some physical challenges. Several years ago, a different plastic case drive I was carrying in my camera bag took a direct hit (within the bag) from the end of a 2x4 someone was carrying on a bicycle. Although it survived, I was sick with concern for most of the day that it was damaged and I had lost important data. That concern simply ruined the day until I could confirm that the drive still worked. With the "Silicon Power Rugged Armor Drive" I would not have been nearly as concerned with the exact same hit and in fact, I believe I would have been grateful that it provided a barrier to protect the camera!
As others have reported, the speed is great, better than any other drive I have, but I did not actually measure it, so I don't know how much faster it is.Read more ›
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).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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