Review of the LaCie Portable SATA SSD (2TB)

Review of the LaCie Portable SATA SSD (2TB)

Storage is one of the most costly add-ons you normally have to pay for when you buy a computer or laptop. So an alternative is to get an external drive that will suit your needs. If you are looking for storage, speed and durability, LaCie, a subsidiary of Seagate, could have what you’ve been looking for – the LaCie Portable SSD (2TB).

LaCie Portable SSD (2TB)

The LaCie Portable SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) is a palm-size storage device that comes with two types of connecting cables, USB Type C to USB Type-C and USB 3.0 cable to USB Type-C. This means that whether you are on devices that have only USB Type-C ports or USB 3.0 ports, they all can be connected to the SSD.

The SSD weighs at only 82g and along with its size, the LaCie Portable SSD is perfect for bringing it wherever you go without adding much weight. One of the best things about SSDs is that they are durable. For the LaCie Portable SSD, it can withstand drops of up to 2 metres high. This eliminates the fear of losing your data due to a mishap. But it’s not water-resistant/waterproof, so please don’t drop it into the water.

Testing the Write and Read speed of the SSD on the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test showed impressive scores and just what most of us need in our day-to-day activities.

On a 2GB speed test, it returned a write speed of approximately 420MB/s and its read was about 511 MB/s.

And on a 5GB speed test, it remained relatively consistent to that of a 2GB test. It was able to write at a speed of about 469 MB/s and read at 516 MB/s.

So if you have large files to transfer like movies or RAW files, you will definitely love the efficiency of the LaCie Portable SATA SSD. We did let the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test run a few more rounds of Write and Read tests and the results remained consistent.

Need one? You can get it at the Seagate’s official store on Lazada. The LaCie Portable SATA SSD retails at S$189 for 500GB, S$359 for 1TB and S$709 for 2TB.

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Mark Ko

Besides tech, I love chicken rice. Point me in the right direction and I'll go and try it. :)

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