Solid State Drives (SSD) aren’t exactly something you look forward to buying. But at the same time, performance of said SSD’s matter, because it’s all about speed with these drives. The pricing of these nifty little storage options often can cost a bit, even for 500 GB memory variants. But sometimes, you shouldn’t compromise on quality, considering you could lose some valuable data and memorable pictures. The 500GB variant of the Seagate Fast SSD costs RM 479, so it’s quite a bit, but still bearable, I feel. If you are someone who backs up data on the regular, and need it done quick, there’s nothing better than an SSD (if you didn’t trust cloud storage). So, with that being said, let’s get into the review of the Seagate Fast SSD!
The first thing I’ll highlight about the Fast SSD, is how sleek and compact it is. The device measures in at 94mm x 79mm x 9mm, making it thin, small, and convenient to carry around. And honestly, that’s one of my favourite parts about this device. It made it easy to bring about my day, copy files and store videos of Tech Talk @ 5 for editing, and just stuff like that. It’s no bigger than a standard powerbank, and probably one of the sleeker HDD/SSDs I’ve seen around.
That in itself was a big win, but the materials it’s made out of makes it an even better looking device. It seems to made out of some sort of metal, but nothing to heavy, with some mix of hard plastic. The grey looks good, and it’s also shock resistant, so that’s an added bonus to it all. In terms of looks and dimensions, it’s really worth the money. That’s what I think, anyway.
The Fast SSD comes in 4 storage variants, 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. The one we got to test out was the 500GB variant, and it was pretty much more than enough for me. They also claim that you can get read/write speeds of 540/500 Mb/s, but during testing it came out a bit different. Consistently, I was getting relatively slower numbers than they mentioned.
Transferring 10.6 GB from the drive to my laptop, took about 25 seconds, and transferring 11.6GB from my laptop to the drive took about 2:15 minutes, averaging at 118 MB/s. Now maybe my PC isn’t really suited to the drive, but I can’t imagine that to be true. They do include formatting tools to optimise the drive and cross-OS compatibility, so maybe I skipped that part.
Another thing about the Fast SSD is that it’s equipped with a reversible USB-C input. They also include a Type-C to Type-A cable, so that’s pretty cool of them to cover their bases.
In conclusion, the drive to me, really is worth the money. People usually think of bulky or impractical, or even old school when it comes to connected storage devices. But sometimes, you just gotta use on. And to me, the Fast SSD from Seagate is definitely worth the money, especially when you take into account the price, the performance, and of course, the sleekness of the device. It’s something I didn’t know I needed, until I used it consistently.
Seagate Fast SSD 500GB
The Fast SSD is definitely worth the money, especially when you take into account the price, the performance, and of course, the sleekness of the device.