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Silicon Power Rugged Armor A80 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Military Grade Portable Hard Drive SP010TBPHDA80S3B Blue

  • Shockproof - Meets US Military Standards
  • Waterproof Protection up to 3 feet for 30 mins
  • Solid Metal Construction - Full body metal protection
  • USB 3.0 Cable Storage System
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Shockproof and extra rugged

Water resistant and shockproof! Armor A80 USB 3.0 external hard drive is shield by the silicone material and solid metal casing to withstand the toughest environment.

Military-Grade Shockproof Protection

Comprised of a shock-resistant silicone material from the internal structure to the exterior, Armor A80 is perfectly shielded to withstand crushes and shocks. Furthermore, Armor A80 has passed the test in compliance with stringent US military MIL-STD-810G (transit drop test), giving users a full range of protection when dealing with toughest conditions.

Water Resistant for Ultimate Protection

In compliance with IEC529 IPX7 waterproof test for one meter under water for 30 minutes, Armor A80 is still fully operation. It features dust, pressure-proof and ready for any unexpected situation such as rain, liquid-spillage or accidental drops.


Extra rugged, durable and reliable, Armor A80 is the first in the industry of passing 1.) the drop lab-test from 3 meters (118 inches) high on a hard ground, and 2.) the 300 kg (660 lbs) compression test.

3 Meters (118 inches) Drop Test and 300 kg (660 lbs) Compression Test Passed
Armor A80
  • Extra rugged design for ultimate protection
  • Available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities
  • Shockproof - Drop protection meets US Military (MIL-STD-810G) Standards
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant and backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • Wrap-around Cable System - Brilliant USB 3.0 cable Storage Design
  • Works with PCs and Macs - Share data and files between different platforms
  • Best Warranty - 3 years manufacturer warranty
  • SP Widget free download software, providing 7 major back-up and security functions
Armor A80
Ultra Fast Transfer Speeds

Armor A80 outstanding read/write speed is coupled with the latest USB 3.0 interface feature a 5Gb/s bandwidth which is 10x the bandwidth of a USB 2.0 interface. It saves users precious time backing up to and from the hard drive when transferring mass data files.

Cable Storage Design

Armor A80 features a delicate cable storage design on the edge, which offers an ideal storage solution and practicality on-the-go.

Sharing files between Windows to Mac

Armor A80 is compatible with Windows and Mac, allowing you to share files between different platforms.

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Description Shockproof, ultra-fast backup and storage Shockproof, ultra-fast backup and storage Shockproof, waterproof, ultra-fast backup and storage Shockproof, water-resistant, ultra-fast backup and storage Wireless storage for your mobile devices and computers
Interface USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Capacity 500GB - 2TB 500GB - 2TB 500GB - 2TB 500GB - 2TB 500GB - 1TB
Cable Management Design
Network Connection
Support Dropbox, Google Drive
PC & Mac ready
Plug & Play
LED Indicator

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5 out of 5 eggsSilicon Power Rugged Armor 500GB External Hard Drive is a great device

Pros: Silicon Power Rugged Armor A80 500GB 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 Military Grade External Hard Drive, Black is a great device. This external hard-drive is very light weight and holds a 1 Terabyte of data. This drive was actually drop tested to military standard. This hard-drive was drop tested on 26 contact points (8 corners, 12 cut surfaces and 6 major surfaces). This is great I will get a lot of use out of it. I am glad I have this product and would definitely recommend it to others.

Thank you reading my review.

Cons: Nothing

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  • GIFT R.
  • 4/21/2014 3:50:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsA very well designed hard drive, able to stand the elements. Tested well in benchmark.

Pros: + A military grade external hard drive designed to withstand the toughest elements: Water, shock, heat, cold, and drops. My drive withstood two drops and water over the USB port and still performed well.
+ Benchmarked at very fast speeds compared to my eSata USB 3.0 drives. (116 MB/s Read, 115 MB/s Write)
+ A very smart design, with the ability to carry a very small cord that should never be lost.
+ A three year warranty to back up the claim of the military grade product.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: ▶ Accessories
The two accessories included are two included USB 3.0 mode cables (USB male to USB male); one short 4.25 inch cable and one long 30 inch cable. The USB interface is a newer standard for external hard drives, as it is able to achieve speeds as high as 625 MBps (In theory and compared to 300 MBps with eSata, the old standard), but in reality will benchmark close in real world tests. I really like that the interface isn’t proprietary and is easily replaceable.

▶ Hardware
Due to the nature of this device, it a little larger and heavier than most of the external hard drives that I own(5.5 x 3.7 x 0.7 inches; 9.6 ounces vs WD Elements: 4.4 x 3.2 x 0.6 inches; 8.6 ounces vs Brinell 1TB: 4.5 x 3.4 x 0.5 inches; 6.7 ounces). This device comes in one color, a matt blue aluminum, which is supposedly also “Military Grade”. This means that this product should withstand drops, temperature changes, water, and shock without damaging the device. If the device ever does get damaged, it does come with a 3 year warranty. On the front body is the Silicon Power name and logo, and on the back is the capacity followed by certifications. On the left side is the USB port and a flap over it to avoid being damaged from water. On the right side is a compartment for the short USB cable, which is a great place when you need a cord on the go, but would be very annoying due to its 4.25 inch length. Overall, the device is designed well, and created for tough situations.

▶ Software
The name of the drive that arrived is named “SP PHD U3” with 931GB of usable storage in the FAT32 default format. The external hard drive includes a very easy method to register your product:

1. Click the program “Activate Warranty.exe”
2. Enter your name and email
3. Congrats, you registered your product.

No mailing registration cards or frustration. Silicon Power created a fast and simple method for registering products.

▶ Testing
I started testing the “Military Grade” remark by dropping my device from my desk height of 30.75 inches, and then running water over the USB port. The drive maintained stability before and after the tests. I then benchmarked the product through CrystalDiskMark.

Sequential Read: 116.859 MB/s
Sequential Write: 115.839

This device is the fastest of my three USB 3.0 1TB external hard drives (WD Elements: 80MB/s Read and Write, Brinell: 116 MB/s Read, 94.15 MB/s Write). This was probably due to the USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 connection, instead of eSata to USB 3.0. I am more than satisfied by these results.

▶ Final Thoughts
Despite being a little heavier and bigger than my other USB 3.0 External hard drives, it is durable and performed much faster than my other drives. I don’t mind the extra weight and size if it performs well. Because of this, I would recommend this product to anyone looking for an external hard drive, and is why I give this product a 5 egg rating.

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  • Bruce B.
  • 8/19/2013 1:39:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood drive, but...

Pros: Good shock mounted drive will stand up under most abuse.

Cons: We need to learn a new paradigm on how to handle USB 3 connectors. This was my 1st USB 3 device. The connectors on the device, not the cable, are quite delicate. I see reports all over the Internet of the same problem. USB 3 device becomes intermittent, and then a few days later, fails entirely.

Other Thoughts: I had to remove my drive from the case, voiding warrantee, to recover the data I had backed up on the drive. That's how I know the shock mounting is so good!

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