Silicon Power Armor A85 500GB USB 3.0 HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2016-03-31

The Armor A85 is another rugged drive for people frequently on-the-go from Silicon Power which does offer shock-proof, water-proof and dust-proof protection of a military-grade. While the product we have got for review does feature 500GB capacity (on a Seagate ST500LM012 5400RPM drive), the manufacturer is also selling 1TB, 2TB and even 4TB versions of the product, for people which need to perform large backups.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Military-grade shockproof protection


Armor A85 is meticulously equipped with three layers of defense to protect the drive from vital hurts that may happen during daily operations. The internal suspension system makes the first layer of defense to ensure excellent vibration damping function. The second layer applies rubber covering to provide shockproof capability with perfect buffer effect. And the heavy-duty aluminum case creates the third layer to enable incredible pressure resistant protection. Furthermore, the A85 provides the free SP HDD Lock Utility software to enhance better data security with limited access by a password.


IP68 Waterproof & Dustproof


Armor A85 applies the seamless rubber material and unibody cup-shaped design to provide complete waterproof and dustproof functions. It passed the IP68 standard that promises indestructible potections against water and dust, further making A85 the best data safeguard for your important files.


Toughest fortress with pressure-resistant function


Armor A85 fortifies its protection by using the sturdy aluminum case by which it can be perfectly pressure-resistant for it can withstand up to 500 kg of force. In addition, the metallic casing is delicately processed by matte sandblasting surface treatment that provides higher resistance to scratches, fingerprints and dirt.


Intelligent Cable-carry Design


Armor A85 presents extraordinary fashion taste with luxurious aluminum casing that glistens in metallic glow. Additionally, A85 exercises the innovative cable-carry design for simple cable storage by which the cable can be easily fixed on the back of the drive. Therefore, users don’t have to worry about leaving cables behind anymore.


Product Specifications:


Dimensions: 132.5 x 92.3 x 25.9 mm

Weight: 298~364 g (by capacity)

Capacity: 500GB 1TB 2TB 3TB 4TB

Material: Aluminum/Rubber/ Plastic

Color: Silver

Interface: USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 compatible

Data transfer rates: Max. 5 Gbps (USB 3.0 Mode); Max. 480 Mbps (USB 2.0 Mode)

Power supply: DC5V (Power supplied through USB)

Supported operating systems: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS 10.5.x, Linux 2.6.x

Operating temperature:5~ 55

Storage temperature: -40~ 70

Patent:TW Patent M513441, D172227

Warranty: 3 years


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