Solid-state drives have pushed hard disks out of the mainstream to niche markets where performance is far less important than the sheer price per GB.
SSDs maintain their decade-old advantages of better performance, lower power consumption and higher reliability regardless of any advances in magnetic technology.
But in a market dominated by Samsung, other smaller manufacturers have had to innovate in order to survive and thrive. One of them is Adata which sent over the SE730H (not to be confused with the older SE730), an external SSD that’s minuscule, ruggedized, sports a USB Type-C connector and promises spectacular performance levels.
The drive carries a recommended retail price of £129 ($170) but the cheapest we could find it selling for was £141 ($185) at Amazon (at the time of writing).
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