ADATA Announces SE880 USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 External Solid State Drive


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ADATA has just announced its latest portable solid state drive, the SE880. The compact design utilizes a USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 Type-C port for ultra-fast data transfers with read and write speeds rated up to 2000 MB/s. The SE880 is available in 500 GB or 1 TB models at Amazon or Shop ADATA. pricing has yet to be released. For more information please read ADATA’s press release below.

ADATA Unveils Ultra-Compact SE880 External SSD

Supports USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 and Delivers Performance up to 2000 MB/s

Taipei, Taiwan – Apr. 8, 2022 – ADATA Technology, a manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, mobile accessories, gaming products, electric power trains, and industrial solutions today announces the ADATA SE880 external solid state drive (SSD). This latest external SSD from ADATA supports USB 3.2 Gen2 x2, is equipped with a Type-C port, and delivers read performance of up to 2000 MB/s. This is all packed into an ultra-compact form factor that is smaller than an AirPods case. These attributes make it perfect for content creators and console gamers on the go.

ADATA SE880
ADATA SE880

Speed Ahead with USB 3.2 Gen2 x2

The SE880 supports USB 3.2 Gen2 x2 and is capable of delivering transmission speeds of 20 Gb/s. This is two times faster than USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 and four times faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1×1. This allows the SE880 to achieve read/Write speeds of up to 2000MB/s, which is roughly twenty times faster than ordinary external hard drives. This incredible speed offers the ultimate convenience for creators, allowing them to access and edit large files directly on the SE880, doing away with the need to transfer files onto their PC beforehand. The SE880 comes in 500GB and 1TB variants.

ADATA SE880
ADATA SE880

Hassle-Free Compatibility for on the Go

Supporting many of the latest game consoles, the SE880 is ideal for storing tons of games without taking up too much physical space, perfect for avid console gamers on the go. The blazing-fast read speed afforded by the SE880 will allow gamers to load their games directly for seamless gaming. What’s more, whether Android, macOS, Windows, or other operating systems, users won’t need to fret about compatibility at home or on the move. They can easily connect via its Type-C port, get things done, and go.

       Availability

The ADATA SE880 external SSD will be available at the Amazon and Shop ADATA.

 

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freakdiablo

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These attributes make it perfect for content creators and console gamers on the go.

Content creators I get but "console gamers on the go"? As in moving games from one console to another, or...? Do any of the current gen consoles even have a USB 3.2 2x2 port?

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Woomack

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Most press releases are pretty stupid. It seems pointless to try to figure out what the authors had on their minds (authors like not Blaylock who posted this news but someone from ADATA marketing). Like anyone would just run with PS5 or Xbox, 2 pads and cables, so the USB SSD would be so much help ;)
Barely any mid/low shelf motherboard has USB 3.2 2x2, not to mention consoles. If I'm right then it will run at half speed.

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Blaylock

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The PlayStation 5 does. While you can't game from the external drive you can transfer games from the external to the internal and then play. I don't know about the other consoles. My most recent console is a PS3 so.....

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EDIT: The PS5 is USB-C Gen2 x1 and will work with this drive, but like Woomack pointed out, it will not be at the drive's full speed. The transfer limit will be on the console, not the drive.

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Woomack

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Xbox specs says USB 3.0. Some sites say it supports USB 3.2 SSD/HDD but no details on what gen. Considering how similar PS5 and Xbox are, I assume that both have USB 3.2 x1 or Gen2 x1, whatever it's called. So in real it's half or even lower speed.
Other brands are advertising their top USB SSD as perfect for consoles too. If they skipped consoles and some pointless things on the features list, then would be a USB drive for fast backup of your modern, high-end PC as most laptops won't support that too ;)
Even if you run it on PC then without patches for Win11, it will be stuck at a lower speed too. Some other USB 3.2 2x2 that I was testing required new firmware or OS updates to reach 2GB/s.

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