Model: Silicon Power 1TB Armor A15 USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
Manufacturer: Silicon Power
Provided By: Silicon Power

Silicon Power is a relatively new name in the storage industry. Founded in 2003 by a group of professionals specializing in international business, global marketing and technical engineering, the company has already established itself as one of Taiwan's top manufacturers. With an eye for attractive and versatile design, Silicon Power has built its brand around the concept that its customers deserve products that represent who they are in life and mirror their personality. The end result is a variety of uniquely designed storage products including USB flash drives, memory cards and solid-state drives (SSD).

Along with their flash based storage solutions, Silicon Power offers a growing number of portable hard drives. One of the latest additions to their product lineup is the Armor A15. Available in 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities, this rugged drive meets the U.S. military's drop-test standards with two-stage anti-shock technology. Along with a durable, anti-shock outer casing, the Armor A15 is equipped with an advanced internal hard drive suspension system. The drive also features a one touch backup button as well as a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface which allows transfer speeds up to 10x faster than USB 2.0. To top it all off, the Armor A15 works with Silicon Power's SP Widget backup and security software and is covered by a 3-year warranty.

  Silicon Power Armor A15 USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
General Specifications
Capacities 500GB, 750GB, 1TB
Form Factor 2.5-inch
Interface USB 3.0/2.0
Transfer Speeds USB 3.0: up to 5Gb/s
USB 2.0: up to 480 Mb/s
Power Supply 5V DC supplied by USB

Operating Temperature 5°C to 55°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (L x W x H) 136 x 82.5 x 19.8 mm
Weight 200g

Other Features
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
Durable anti-shock rubber outer case
Advanced internal hard drive suspension system
Meets the U.S. military drop-test standards
One touch quick backup button
SP Widget software provides 7 major backup and security functions
LED indicates power on and data transmission
3 year warranty

With specs and features like this, it's hard not to be impressed by the Armor A15. However, as you all know by now, we're not ones to take things at face value. In this review, we'll take a closer look at Silicon Power's portable hard drive and then put it through its paces to see how well it performs. Does the Armor A15 have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.

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