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Unbox-Review: Silicon Power USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Armor A60

If you read our article regarding Silicon Power Portable Hard Drive Armor A30 and if you do love it, then this Portable HDD will surely worth to invest for.

Silicon Power Armor A60

Presenting Silicon Power USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Armor A60, incorporates the ultra-rugged casing, which enable perfect buffer effect for all physical impacts and assure rigid protections against spraying water, IPX4 waterproof level making itself the toughest data guard for outdoor users. So you won’t to lose those precious data and files. No hassle. No worries.

The Armor A60 is a perfect storage companion for travelers, sports enthusiasts and businessmen.

EXTERIOR: The Packaging (In-the-box)

Silicon Power Armor A60

Silicon Power Armor A60

Silicon Power Armor A60 1TB / Manual / USB end-to-end connector

Silicon Power Armor A60

Top View:

Silicon Power Armor A60

The Armor A60 has a sturdy plastic from top and bottom part, with hard rubber in the sides and edges, it boost protection from unwanted bumps or accidentally fall of the portable hard drive. The Armor A60 is engineered with incredibly strong construction that has passed the US military MIL-STD-810G (transit drop test).

The Armor A60 has a check pattern design and it is said-to-be that the surface texture has anti-slip function to keep the drive from unwanted damages caused by fingerprints and scratches.

Side View:

Silicon Power Armor A60

There are two green lines on the back and all around rubber on its side to stop itself from sliding on a table in accident. The cable management design also serves as a compartment for the cable carrying.

Silicon Power Armor A60

The USB connector conveniently attached/detached from the sides.

Silicon Power Armor A60

Silicon Power Armor A60

You can even detach those little sturdy rubber hooks from Armor A60 rubber sides. Just to be sure you’ll keep them safe and remember not to lose them.

Silicon Power Armor A60

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Special thing I observed from the hooks, they came with male/female slot, which you can cable organize it. Awesome job SP for this one!

Silicon Power Armor A60

The USB port:

Silicon Power Armor A60

The USB port is protected by the flipping rubber lids which is a great feature to have it. This can protect the USB port from external dust, water or any harmful substances.

Silicon Power Armor A60

As for the USB port compatibility, it has same principle (as the Armor A30) which has a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface with USB 2.0 backward compatibility. And of course, you don’t need to guess whether you are using USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port. Just remember: Blue LED Light for the USB 3.0 and Red LED Light for the USB 2.0 port.

Bottom View:

Silicon Power Armor A60

Composed of 4 screws in the sides, just like Armor A30, you can change the check or maybe you can change the hard drive. What a great treat!

FILE TRANSFER SPEED TEST/BENCHMARK:
CyrstalDiskMark

Silicon Power Armor A60

– Via Netbook USB 2.0 Slot with NTFS Filesystem

Silicon Power Armor A60

– Via PC Desktop USB 3.0 Slot with NTFS Filesystem

USB 2.0: sequential read speed is about 34.34 MB/s, while the sequential write speed is about 32.60 MB/s.

USB 3.0: sequential read speed is about 119.50 MB/s, while the sequential write speed is about 118.60 MB/s.

Using the result of both benchmarks, it is clear you will have good and beneficial result using USB 3.0 interface than the USB 2.0 interface. It has an impressive sequential read/write speed for a Portable HDD.

File Copy Test (from HDD to Armor A60) using PC Desktop USB 3.0 slot

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To see the actual file transfer speed, using approx. 1.45GB file/s from HDD (source) then drag it to Armor A60 (destination) to copy the file to it. It took about 15 – 21 seconds for the whole transfer to complete, with a file transfer speed (ranging from 109 – 113 MB/s).

From the test, we can say that sequential write speed is actually fast enough to copy huge amount of file/data in a single transaction.

Summary/Verdict:

The Silicon Power Armor A60 has strong exterior and impressive performance in the inside. The sturdy plastic and hard rubble type side is a plus factor to professionals who would use this Portable HDD for daily usages/activities. The USB 3.0 with USB 2.0 backward compatibility, LED indicator, USB port protection cap is thumb up to my taste. The sequential read/write speed has an excellent performance for daily file and data transfer. Armor A60 external features is huge boost to the device, with 3 year warranty, and a price tag that you wouldn’t mind at all.

Armor A60 Product Features
– Pass the U.S. military drop-test standards MIL-STD 810G Method 516.6 Procedure IV (transit drop test), including specific height free fall test (122cm).
– Mark the IPX4 water-resistant level
– SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant and backwards compatible with USB 2.0
– Cable Carry Design
– Advanced internal hard drive suspension system
– Easy to plug and use;no external adapter required
– SP Widget free download software, providing 7 major back-up and security functions

Armor A60 Product Specifications
– Dimension:138.5 x 85.9 x 23.2 mm
– Weight:228~280 g (by capacity)
– Capacity:500GB, 1TB, 2TB
– Material:Plastic/ Rubber
– Color:Black
– 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 8/7/Vista/XP/2000, Linux 2.6.31 or later, Mac OS 10.5 or later
– Operating temperature:5℃~ 55℃
– Storage temperature:-40℃~ 70℃
– Warranty:3-year warranty

AVAILABILITY/PRICE:
Suggested Price:1TB – Php 3,050
Where to Buy: Please call SP’s distributor Banbros Commercial Inc.to point out the nearest shop from your place:
– Phone: +632 727 3009
– Contact Person: Gayle Trinidad

AMAZON PRICES:

For more information about the Armor A60, please visit the SP/Silicon Power website (click here)

Disclosure: Silicon Power Armor A60 – Info / Video / Logo / Images / Pictures has a respective copyright. We used it for demonstration purpose only.

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10 comments

  1. Zandy says:

    Great review, precise and informative.

  2. Ian Van says:

    Thanks for this review, i know more about this product before ill purchase it. Good job!

  3. George says:

    What i like most to this product is the cable organizer.

  4. Norberto says:

    Wow nice ang mura nito, bibili ako nito. San ba meron nito?

  5. Quintin says:

    Nice portablehard drive shockproof and waterproof. Good review!

  6. Frorio says:

    Cant wait to get my hands on that one. 😉

  7. wowie says:

    wow its a water resistant, dust and shockproof with no expensive. i would like to buy one, but do they have a pure black color? i dont like the neo green color.

  8. Jong says:

    Sana meron sa ibang store, tsaka pwede bang ilubog sa tubig hehehe

  9. Dino says:

    Ganda nito ha makabili nga!

  10. Rizwan says:

    Hello,
    I just bought this one but there is no software with it. I tried to download spwidget from its website but download link is not valid. I request you to provide me a valid download link or mail the software on my mail if possible.
    Another thing is that I am getting only around 30mb/s write speed on usb 3.0 port while copying pics and it varies in between 25 and 35mb/s for all other data. Why it is too low. Is it because m not using spwidget software or any other issue. I checked drive format and found it FAT file system. I am using window 8, i3 laptop. Please help me in this matter. I will be great help.
    Thanks