Model: ADATA Elite SE880 1TB External Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: ADATA Technology
Provided By: ADATA Technology (USA)

ADATA Technology is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high performance memory modules and data storage solutions. Founded in 2001 with a staff of 20, this Taiwanese company set itself apart from the competition early on thanks to its professionalism, industry know-how and eye-catching product designs. Today, ADATA continues to lead the way through constant innovation and development of products that exceed customer expectations. Backed by technical expertise, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and premium customer service, ADATA currently offers a variety of products including DRAM modules, USB flash drives, memory cards, solid state drives and portable hard drives.

Earlier this year, ADATA launched its latest external SSD, the Elite SE880. This pocket-sized, portable drive is powered by Silicon Motion's SM2320 controller and is available with up to 1TB of 3D TLC NAND flash. The Elite SE880 supports USB 3.2 Gen2 x2, is equipped with a Type-C port and is capable of delivering transmission speeds of 20 Gb/s. This is two times faster than USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 and four times faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1x1. This allows the drive to transfer data at speeds up to 2,000 MB/s, which is roughly twenty times faster than ordinary external hard drives. To top it all off, the Elite SE880 works with Windows, Mac, Linux and Android as well as many of the latest gaming consoles and is covered by a 5-year warranty.

The Elite SE880 is available in 500GB and 1TB capacities. For this review, ADATA sent us the 1TB version of the drive which is capable of reading and writing at up to 2,000 MB/s.

 ADATA Elite SE880 1TB External Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number AELI-SE880-1TCGY
Capacity 1TB
Flash Type 3D TLC NAND
Controller Silicon Motion SM2320
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C

Sequential Read 2,000 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 2,000 MB/s Max

Operating Temperature 5°C(41°F) - 50°C (122°F)
Operating Voltage DC 5V, 900mA

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 64.8 x 35 x 12.25mm
Weight 31g

Other Features
Works with Windows, Mac, Linux and Android
Highly portable, lightweight, and compact form factor
Five year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the Elite SE880 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at ADATA's new portable SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the Elite SE880 have what it takes? Can it deliver the value and features that we've come to expect from ADATA? Keep reading as we find out.

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