From the days of the floppy disk, the portability of data and programs has been an important aspect of computing. Today we are looking at the latest external Solid State drive from ADATA – the DashDrive Elite SE720 128GB.
When we received this device into the KitGuru Labs, one question came to mind: Is it worth trading the lower price and performance of a larger, traditional external hard drive for the much faster, more expensive, designer approach offered by an external solid state drive?
Back at the start of November 2013, we reviewed the HE720 DashDrive Elite, a 1TB product that ADATA managed to fit inside a brushed stainless steel chassis that was less than 9mm thick. At the time of going to press, the 1TB ADATA HE720 was £88 on Amazon.
The new Solid State version (SE720) offers 128GB of storage, in almost exactly the same chassis.
The SE720 is lighter, 160 grams vs 259 grams against the HE720. Packed in a bag or sitting on a desk you will never notice the additional weight, but if you plan to tuck your data device into your shirt pocket, then the solid state flash version will deliver less strain on your stitching.