Portable SSD Drives
Portable SSD Drives
As the quality of photos and videos we take keeps increasing, so does our need for storage options that will handle our files safely.
As many of us are constantly on the move, we need a solution which is both reliable and suitable to our mobile lifestyle. Fortunately, a Portable Solid State Drive can perfectly cover all that, as it combines the speed and stability of a regular SSD with the convenience of a portable device.
What are portable SSD drives?
An SSD drive is a non-volatile storage device used to store persistent data via microchips, which makes it a faster alternative to an HDD. This speed, combined with the convenience of a portable unit, allows you to back up important files and carry them wherever you need to, whilst also experiencing ultra-fast transfer speeds.
What are the benefits of portable SSD drives?
Portable SDD drives can offer extremely fast data transfer speeds, and because there are no moving parts inside, they are better protected from serious damage or data loss due to bumps or drops.
Portable SSD drives are lighter than hard drives, making them well-suited to travel as they’re easy to carry. They’re also easy to install - all you’ll need is the user manual and a screwdriver!
As they don’t use power to drive motors, SSD drives also use far less energy than HDDs. This is good news for your device’s battery life, which will last longer as a result.
What size are portable SSD drives?
SSD drives come in traditional HDD form factors, e.g. 1.8-inch, 2.5-inch, 3.5-inch or 5.2-inch. The latter size is usually only used for special-purpose devices, such as backup devices, whereas the smaller 1.8-inch SSD drives are used in ultramobile and removable applications.
As the technology becomes more prevalent and affordable, the Portable SSD drives also come in larger storage capacities, allowing you to store more digital content.
Take a look at our full selection of portable Solid State Drives to find the right one for your device.