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Review: Adata SC660H External SSD (256GB)

by Parm Mann on 26 April 2017, 13:01

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Conclusion

Our second test revolves around two scenarios; copying across a folder containing large files such as ISOs; and copying across a program folder full of various small files. The SC660H is once again the pick of the bunch, and the trade-off is clear to see - external HDDs offer far greater capacity, but an external SSD is superior with regards to performance.

Summary

Read and write speeds in excess of 400MB/s make the drive ideal for productivity types wanting to create and edit directly onto an external drive.

The Adata SC660H is a desktop-class SSD masquerading as an external USB drive.

Armed with USB 3.1 connectivity and backward compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0, the drive needs just one cable to deliver up to 512GB of fast and responsive storage in a sleek, quiet and ultra-light package.

Read and write speeds in excess of 400MB/s make the drive ideal for productivity types wanting to create and edit directly onto an external drive, and though the cost-per-gigabyte is prohibitive alongside readily-available hard disks, there are genuine benefits to solid-state media.

In the market for an external drive that's fast, durable, silent and slim? Adata's SC660H should be on your shortlist.

The Good
 
The Bad
Slim and extremely light
Hits speeds in excess of 400MB/s
Quieter and more durable than a HDD
Three-year warranty as standard
 
Not available in 1TB flavour
No USB Type-C cable in the box



Adata SC660H External SSD

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The Adata SC660H External SSD is available to purchase from Amazon.

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Copying content from one PC to another used to feel like a chore
Last time I had this issue was because Microsoft in their infinite wisdom decided to cripple simple network file sharing on newer versions of Windows. It's been a while since I had to copy things across the network, I ready many guides, created users on machines with the same credential and such like but no joy. A USB hard drive was the quick solution for copying Steam game files around…
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Copying content from one PC to another used to feel like a chore
Last time I had this issue was because Microsoft in their infinite wisdom decided to cripple simple network file sharing on newer versions of Windows. It's been a while since I had to copy things across the network, I ready many guides, created users on machines with the same credential and such like but no joy. A USB hard drive was the quick solution for copying Steam game files around…
I had this issue, was something with using @domain in username to make sure it actually connects to right place as well as using same username as target machine. For some reason creating random usernames to make sure nothing else gets shared no longer worked. :X

oh, and target machine had to be password protected

anyway, annoying, but fixable and working just fine