Review of ADATA SE730 Portable USB 3.1 SSD

Since USB was released, most of the users have accepted it for connecting the devices all around the world. Nowadays all the latest devices are associated with the USB port in order to allow the users to connect with other devices.

IMG_2599In 2010 the USB 3.0 was launched and good performance and many storage technologies were associated so that the users can perform their external solutions incredibly. Many of the motherboard vendors have associated USB port including ASUS and sent the motherboards to the users so that they can make use of this advanced application in it. The surprising thing is Apple also have associated USB 3.1 with the ADATA DashDrive Elite SE730 Portable SSD.

The part of the DashDrive Elite lineup is ADATA SE730, but this product is not yet released for sales and you won’t get this product in the market. At Computex 2015 ADATA will be showing this solution off in Taipei recently.

Featuring to the connection of Type C on the drive, a sample was delivered with 512GB capacity, while to translation is offered between it and the standard Type A, on today’s solution we are used to seeing it.

For the measurement of a baseline, when it was studied, what can the SE730 do over USB 3.0, it was observed that we can manage good number with 411 MB/s write and 412 MB/s read.

When we switched to USB 3.1, we observed that there was a slight improvement in the performance with write at 431 MB/s and read coming in at 466 MB/s. With the random data the largest increase in performance was reached up to 27 MB/s in the write operations and currently it is 85 MB/s, by adding 32 bumps queue depth it reached to 100 MB/s.

With all the above results, to see how well the SE730 was going you couldn’t wait was going to stack up against the competition.

To take the full advantage of the USB 3.1 the ADATA SE730 will not allow the new freedom; few more MB/s can be squeezed out of the device. While the units are well built and pre-production sample.