Model: Silicon Power 2TB Armor A30 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 (SSDs).

In addition to 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 A30. Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, this shockproof USB 3.0 hard drive meets the U.S. military's drop-test standards. Along with a scratch-resistant, hexagonal patterned surface, the Armor A30 is equipped with an internal suspension system comprised of a shock-resistant silica gel. This gel also extends outside the drive's case, adding an extra layer of protection and serving as a place to store the cable when not in use. To top it all off, the Armor A30 works with Silicon Power's SP Widget backup and security software and is covered by a 3-year warranty. 

  Silicon Power Armor A30 USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
General Specifications
Capacities 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
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) 87.5 x 134 x 18.6 mm
Weight 205g

Other Features
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
Advanced internal hard drive suspension system
Meets the U.S. military drop-test standards
Cable carry design
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 A30. 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. Is the Armor A30 the best choice for the person on the go? Keep reading as we find out.

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