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Silicon Power Armor A30 500GB USB 3.0 Black Shockproof Portable Hard DriveSP500GBPHDA30S3K

  • Internal anti-shock hard drive suspension
  • Meet U.S. military drop-test standards
  • Cable carry design (USB 3.0 and 2.0 compatibility)
  • No power adapter required
  • 3 year manufacturer warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Marcel D.
  • 12/6/2014 5:48:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsArmor A30 external drive

This review is from: Silicon Power Armor A30 500GB USB 3.0 Black Shockproof Portable Hard DriveSP500GBPHDA30S3K - Retail

Pros: The Armor A30 has all that I am looking for in an external hard drive. The drive is compact and light weight. It comes with a USB 3.0 connection cable which is attached in slots along the sides and top of the drive. This cable-carry design makes the drive convenient to use on the go. With it attached to the drive, you should never find yourself without a connecting cable. This makes it a perfect travel companion, easily fitting in a bag or purse or even your pocket. As for appearances, the Armor A30 is composed of a shock-resistant silica gel which makes it able to withstand crushes and shocks. The Armor A30 has a great read/write speed since it uses the latest USB 3.0 interface. It is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. I tested an older USB 2.0 drive and found the A30 to be about five times faster. It thus saves you the user precious time backing up to and from the hard drive when transferring mass data files. If you use it as your Time Machine drive, you will notice a great speed improvement. There will be fewer lags in computer use while it is waiting for Time Machine to finish its hourly backup. It has a hot plug and play functionality. This means that it connects to just about any USB slot on your computer and is ready to go immediately. The best speeds were through the USB 3.0 cable that comes with the drive to the USB port on the back of my computer as well as using the USB 3.0 port of my hub. In case you are wondering if your port is USB 2.0 or USB 3.0, the USB 3.0, which was released in 2008, is usually coloured blue. It is water pressure, vibration, and dust proof in compliance with the waterproof test. It is up to the task of surviving unexpected situations such as rain drops or liquid-spillage. It has an internal anti-shock hard drive suspension that is able to absorb a great deal of bumping and keep on working. The cover of the drive is a very hard plastic and, as such, not susceptible to dents and scratches.

Cons: I prefer not having the cable wrapped around the three sides. It would be better if it could be stored in a slot like the A80 model.

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  • David P.
  • 5/15/2014 3:11:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsLove this drive

This review is from: Silicon Power Armor A30 500GB USB 3.0 Black Shockproof Portable Hard DriveSP500GBPHDA30S3K - Retail

Pros: + Heavy Duty Drive
+Perfect for any person who is in a high traffic office and carries their files around with them+Fits in most small laptop bags like the ThinkTank my 2nd Brain

Cons: I couldn't find any

Other Thoughts: The Review:

The packaging, is a simple box which show the portable drive thru a window at the front as well as some features and specs on the back

The Armor A30 does have an identifying mark on it which is the Silicon Power logo on the top followed by the word "armor" on the back it states it's a 500gb drive which is more then enough space for a portable drive in my opinion…

The portable drive does come with an Instruction manual in English which tells you how to use this drive a usb to usb which comes attached to drive there is no carrying case which would of been nice but not really needed since the case is a tough case


So yes the drive is inexpensive for a portable drive but is it even worth it? I would say yes I've used many hard drives and I have to see I love the speed I've empty most of my hard drives and cleared some my cloud drives to this drive and I keep it with me and in my Think Tank my 2nd Brain bag if you have a lot files you might even want to get the 1TB drive

So in all it’s not bad for a Portable The final score averages out to be a 10 out of 10

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  • Damon S.
  • 3/5/2014 6:48:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove that cable storage design

This review is from: Silicon Power Armor A30 500GB USB 3.0 Black Shockproof Portable Hard DriveSP500GBPHDA30S3K - Retail

Pros: Love the cable storage design, smart and convenient. I've just got this hard drive, so haven't got any chance to "drop" it and see if it is as advertised shockproof. But I won't be that worried cuz it's passed the drop test as the advertised. So far it works perfectly! Will recommend it to my friends.

Cons: none

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