In short: Adata has unveiled a small new portable SSD based on the USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 specification that delivers data transfer speeds up to 2000MB/s. Called the Elite SE880, Adata’s latest drive has broad system compatibility and will be launched this week in 500GB and 1TB capacities.
Adata He speaks its new Elite SE880 portable SSD is designed for mobile users. At just 28 cm³/0.94 fl oz, the drive is overall smaller than Apple’s Airpods Wireless Charging Case. It is also quite light, at only 31g.
In terms of performance, this USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2 drive delivers read and write speeds up to 2000MB/s via USB-C. This puts it ahead of storage competitors like the Samsung T7 and T5 and on par with devices like Sandisk’s Extreme Pro Portable.
However, the Elite SE880 keeps things relatively simple with just a status light and lacks some of the fancy features found on competing drives. For example, there is no IP protection, no fingerprint unlock, and no mention of on-board hardware encryption.
While some users may find the 500GB and 1TB capacities limit their use case, the lack of storage options and extra features is what could potentially allow Adata to offer the SE880 at a competitive but as yet unknown price.
The simple plug-n-play drive is compatible with PCs (Windows, Linux and Mac), the latest game consoles and Android devices. In addition, Adata advises that when transferring data using an older USB 2.0 device, users will need a USB-Y cable to provide sufficient power.
Out of the box, the Elite SE880 comes with a USB Type-CC to Type-CA cable. The drive comes out this week and comes with a five-year limited warranty.