Top Features Of The Silicon Power Hard Drive

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Silicon Power hard drive is affordable and fast. The portable external hard drive is capable of withstanding dust and drops and also it is resistant to water. However, Silicon Power hard drive does not make use of traditional 3.0 Micro-USB cable, it also does not include a software for backing up and compared to other hard drives in the market, it is quite bulkier. Silicon Power portable hard drive makes a very great deal if you need a portable hard drive which is capable of withstanding tough environments and rough handling.

The top features of the Silicon Power external portable hard drive include:

Fast, affordable and tough portable hard drive

The Silicon Power USB 3.0 sustains a speed of 110MBps plus which so fast as compared to most other hard drives available in the market. Additionally, it is water-resistant and rugged making it excellent drive for purchase. If working in harsh environment, the friendly price of the drive which ranges at 1 TB $70, 2TB $105 covers up for those challenges.

The Design

The drive measures 3.4 inches by 0.9 inch by 5.5 inches which is slightly larger as compared to the traditional bus-powered portable hard drives. The good reason behind this is the presence of a protection layer.

Just like Rugged Lacie drive, the A60 drive’s edges are covered using a rubber shell so soft for protection of the drive from drops. It also contains a lid which keeps safe USB port from dust and moisture. According to a silicon power hard drive review, it is said to conform to the standard US military, 810G military standard, as per ruggedness. The drive is as well complies with splash-resistance IPX4 specification. Basically, Silicon Power is designed for surviving in harsh conditions with its capabilities of keeping data safe against any water splash at each angle. But, the portable drive is not termed waterproof. You should not submerge the drive for longer periods in water but you can leave the drive outside in rain. The Silicon Armor has a good way of storing the included cable. Around its edges, there is a groove which is responsible for holding the cable once not being used. However, the so cable is quite longer compared to the groove, hence the ends get out.

However, unlike the usual cable A- to-B USB used by most external drives, Silicon Power uses A-to-A USB cable. The main advantage of this cable is that there is no need of analyzing which end should be connected to the hard drive and which end should go to host computer as both ends are similar. Unfortunately, once you misplace of the cable, it’s not easy to get a ready replacement. Silicon Power is so far the only provider of storage making use of the cable type for all portable drives.

The setup

A60 Armor requires no setting up since the drive comes already preformatted by FAT32 system of files. This implies that the drive works automatically with Mac and Windows computers. However, FAT32 is not capable of storing larger files. If storing files about 4TB or more, you are required to perform a reformat for the drive to NFS+ for Mac, NTFS for Windows and exFAT for both windows and Mac.
The silicon Power hard drive does not come with a software but only a preload of a shortcut to its registration which activates the 3 years warranty.