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Review: ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB External SSD

Review: ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB External SSD

Sam ChenFebruary 13, 2015

Fast, Portable, Affordable and *possibly* High Endurance. Win.

adata-se720-128gb-external-ssd-review-custom-pc-review-5Last week we reviewed the Transcend StoreJet 25A3 1TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive and while hard drives are great from a cost per gigabyte standpoint, they’re still miles behind SSDs when it comes to performance. With the now widely adopted USB 3.0 interface standard along with its 5 Gbps theoretical maximum bandwidth, the USB interface is finally capable of better meeting the level of performance that’s available through SSD technology.

Today we’ll be doing a review on the ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB. The DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB is a USB 3.0, bus powered portable SSD that, unlike portable hard drives, should easily be capable of saturating USB 3.0’s 5Gbps bandwidth. The drive is unfortunately only offered in the 128GB variety and ADATA simply lists the drive as capable of 300+ MB/s reads and 400+ MB/s writes without any mention of specific figures. It’s pretty odd to see that the DashDrive Elite SE720 is rated at significantly higher sequential write speeds as SSDs are inherently faster at reading than writing.

Aside from that, there’s not much additional info than what we have here, so let’s go ahead and jump right into the review!

ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 Specifications

ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720
Model #ASE720-128GU3-CTI
TypeExternal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Sequential Read Performance300+ MB/s
Sequential Write Performance400+ MB/s
InterfaceUSB 3.0
Warranty3 Years
Price CheckClick Here
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Sam Chen
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