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Silicon Power Rugged Armor A15 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive (Meets Military Drop-test Standards) SP500GBPHDA15S3K Black

  • Shockproof - Meets US Military Standards
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - Ultra-fast transfer rate
  • One Touch Auto Backup
  • Works Great with PCs and Macs
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 9/10/2014 1:37:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Portable Hard Drive

This review is from: Silicon Power Rugged Armor A15 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive (Meets Military Drop-test Standards) SP500GBPHDA15S3K Black

Pros: Durable
Fast Data Transfer Speed
Cool Design

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have had the Silicon Power Rugged Armor A15 500GB Portable Hard Drive for about 2 weeks now and so far it has worked exactly as stated. I will highlight my experience with it in this review.

Out of the box, you will find the actual hard drive, a Micro-B Type cord, and a user manual.

The design of this hard drive is excellent. You can really tell that it is made to be durable in whatever condition you may keep it in. In order to test its durability, I dropped this product from heights between 5 and 15 feet and it worked just as well as it did out of the box. So yes, it is shockproof! The hard drive itself has a rubber feel to it which is really nice.

What you will find on the body of the hard drive, is a slot for the Micro-B Type cord and also a one touch back up button. This is a really cool feature which allows you to back everything up with the simple press of a button.

Data transfer speed was exceptional. This is a USB 3.0 hard drive but it is also compatible with 2.0 USB ports. Just realize you won't get the maximum data transfer speeds that this hard drive can offer.

To connect to your computer, you simply just plug it in and there are no drivers required. Your computer will automatically detect it and you are good to go!

The really nice thing is that this hard drive comes with a 3 year warranty so that if something were to happen, Silicon Power will be there to help.

I absolutely love this device and have used it extensively over the past 2 weeks. I give this a 5 star rating! If you are in the market for a nice hard drive which is both portable and durable then I would highly recommend this one! If you need more space than 500GB then go with their 1TB version!

I was provided with this item as a sample in exchange for my fair and honest evaluation. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or contact me in my profile.

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  • shawn n.
  • 6/6/2014 1:21:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSP500

This review is from: Silicon Power Rugged Armor A15 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive (Meets Military Drop-test Standards) SP500GBPHDA15S3K Black

Pros: Easy to use, tough, fast, comes with software, and cool colors.

Cons: I have no cons

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5 out of 5 eggsSilicon Power Rugged Armor 1TB External Hard Drive is a great device

This review is from: Silicon Power Rugged Armor A15 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive (Meets Military Drop-test Standards) SP500GBPHDA15S3K Black

Pros: Silicon Power Rugged Armor A15 1TB 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 Drop Tested MIL-STD-810F 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: None

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  • Daniel D.
  • 2/5/2014 11:55:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat hard drive

This review is from: Silicon Power Rugged Armor A15 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive (Meets Military Drop-test Standards) SP500GBPHDA15S3K Black

Pros: This Silicon Power external harddrive is great. Durable construction means you can throw it around, or let it bounce around in your backpack, briefcase, ect. and not have to worry about it. It's certainly has a fast USB 3.0 transfer speed just as it says but ONLY if your plugging into a USB 3.0 port.

Cons: Only downside I see is that the included cable only fits this harddrive therefore rendering it useless if you lost the cable.

Other Thoughts: If 500gb of space is enough for you and you need a mobile hard drive for travel and easily mobility, then this one is perfect, especially for the price.

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  • Marz R.
  • 12/2/2013 7:15:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood!

This review is from: Silicon Power Rugged Armor A15 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive (Meets Military Drop-test Standards) SP500GBPHDA15S3K Black

Pros: Slim, Light weight, FAST, Durable!

Cons: none at the moment

Other Thoughts: Should have ordered the 1tb instead!

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  • William S.
  • 7/30/2013 1:27:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot What It Seems

This review is from: Silicon Power Rugged Armor A15 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive (Meets Military Drop-test Standards) SP500GBPHDA15S3K Black

Pros: Beautiful case, large capacity and attractively priced.

Cons: At least on my system, if the drive is plugged into the computer when it boots the drive is not recognized and has to be unplugged and then reattached. I thought this behavior might have something to do with the backup button and the related circuitry, which I had no need for anyway, so I took the case apart and was going to replace the drive interface with a simple USB 3.0 to SATA connector. After I took it apart I discovered a Toshiba MQ01ABD050 drive inside, which is a SATA 3.0Gb/s drive, not a SATA 6.0Gb/s drive. They make such a big point in their product description of the speed of this product - "the latest USB 3.0 interface feature a 5Gb/s bandwidth which is 10x the bandwidth of a USB 2.0 interface" - which is completely misleading. Yes, the USB 3.0 interface is state of the current art, but inside, where you can't see it, is an older generation drive that can't possibly match the speed of the interface.

Other Thoughts: False advertising at its most blatant. The interface you see is great, but the drive hidden inside behind the "you'll void your warranty" sticker can't use the interface's potential.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/26/2013 5:51:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent!

This review is from: Silicon Power Rugged Armor A15 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive (Meets Military Drop-test Standards) SP500GBPHDA15S3K Black

Pros: Low price, high-speed data transfer, incredibly shockproof design, looks cool, nice black-volt colossus, quick backup button,...

Cons: No cons

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