Silicon Power Armor A65 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Disk Review

by - 7 years ago

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Final Thoughts


Pricing

At the time of writing this review, you can find the Silicon Power Armor A65 1TB portable hard drive for $64.99, £61.00, or €90.00 at the respective Amazon.

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Conclusion

Silicon Power have created a great portable hard drive with the Armor A65. It comes with a full range of features to protect your valuable data while you’re out on the go as well at home. It is shock proof, water proof, and dust proof, making sure that the environment won’t cause you to lose data even if you should be a bit clumsy or unlucky.

The drive didn’t break any performance records, but that was to be expected as it’s a 2.5-inch HDD on the inside and it runs at a lower RPM than some other drives. It still performed very well with at least 80MB/s throughput. The upside to it being a 2.5-inch drive is that it gets enough power through the USB 3.0 cable and doesn’t require any extra power sources. Who would want to carry around a bulky power supply while on the go?

The design is beautiful and the drive feels great to hold. The outside features an anti-slip rubber surface that doesn’t just let you hold onto the drive, but also holds well onto dirt, hairs, and dust. Luckily you can just hold the drive under water and it’s clean again. The included cable ledge helps to keep everything in one place and it is the cheapest USB 3.0 HDD per GB that we’ve tested so far.

Pros

  • Good performance
  • Dust, Water, and Shock-proof
  • Light and Portable
  • Extra durable
  • Good price

Cons

  • Anti-slip coating also holds on to dirt well.

“If you’re clumsy by nature or just out in nature a lot and want a portable hard disk that can survive you, then get a Silicon Power Armor A65. It’s cheap, well protected, and performs well.”

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Silicon Power Armor A65 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Disk Review

Thank You Silicon Power for providing us with this sample.

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Test Procedure
  3. Aida64
  4. Anvil's Storage Utilities
  5. ATTO
  6. CrystalDiskMark
  7. Drop & Submerge Tests
  8. Final Thoughts
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