GIVEAWAY: Gaming peripherals upgrade thanks to Corsair worth $280

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review

ADATA brings 3D NAND to the portable drive market with the durable and affordable SD700 SSD storage device. Here's our review of it.

@TylerBernath
Published Thu, Mar 9 2017 8:48 PM CST   |   Updated Thu, Jul 30 2020 4:20 PM CDT
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ADATA
ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review 99 | TweakTown.com
VIEW GALLERY - 12 IMAGES

ADATA keeps themselves busy refreshing their storage lineup consistently. We recently covered a trio of portable SSDs from ADATA, all offering a solid amount of value for the consumer but the latest ushers in a smaller form factor for ADATA, something that matches up quite well to the SanDisk Extreme 500.

The SD700 is the latest in an arsenal of portable SSDs from ADATA, this solution is one of the first to grace the market with 3D NAND with accompanying features such as IP68 certification. This solution is hailing out of the durable drive lineup and judging by the design ADATA is right on par with it.

On the exterior, we have a plastic enclosure surrounded by a thick rubber material to dampen any drops that may occur. Capacity options start at 256GB and move through the 512GB model we have in house to a peak capacity of 1TB with marketing performance sitting at 440 MB/s read and 430 MB/s write. Color options include safety yellow and black.

The MSRP of the ADATA SD700 comes in at $169.99 with a three-year warranty.

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review 02 | TweakTown.com

Packaging is clean cut and glossy. We have capacity in the bottom right with the model number.

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review 03 | TweakTown.com

The backside of the box gives a few more details on the drive including dimensions and weight.

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review 04 | TweakTown.com

The scope of delivery includes a rather thick USB 3.0 cable and quick start guide.

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review 05 | TweakTown.com

Looking at the drive, we have a thick rubber surround protecting the edges of the enclosure including the USB 3.0 port. A LED mounted on top gives an activity indicator.

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review 06 | TweakTown.com

ADATA is using the USB 3.0 Type-B connector for this solution over the Type-C that's gaining so much popularity.

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review 07 | TweakTown.com

Diving right in, we found a JMicron USB 3.0 controller inside this unit.

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review 08 | TweakTown.com

The SSD portion is an SU800 from ADATA featuring an SM2258 controller and 3D NAND from Micron.

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review 10 | TweakTown.com

Connecting up the drive and running it through our trusted USB flash benchmark, we got pretty consistent results - 440 MB/s read and 440 MB/s write on average.

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review 11 | TweakTown.com

Looking at our charts, the SD700 matches up quite well to the first generation of portable SSDs at 435 MB/s read and 440 MB/s write.

ADATA SD700 512GB Portable SSD Review 12 | TweakTown.com

Rolling the performance data up and throwing it in our price v performance chart above, ADATA has a solid competitor on their hands, second only to the SanDisk Extreme 900.

The SD700 is a great addition to the durable lineup from ADATA. The build quality is quite good for a portable solution with both rigid plastics and rubber surround aiding in this solutions IP68 certification.

Performance is on par with first-generation portable SSDs with reads and writes meeting marketing expectations around 440MB/s. USB flash benchmark was consistent on all three runs starting at 440 MB/s read and write from 16 to 1M file sizes. Continuing, performance started a slow decent from 400 MB/s at 512K to 150 MB/s at 16K. Price V. Performance was quite generous to the SD700 and thanks to the inclusion of 3D NAND the price of this solution is quite low for 512GB.

Overall, the SD700 is a low-cost high-capacity drive for consumers wanting a portable solution to take with them on the go.

Tyler's Test System Specifications

TweakTown award
Performance85%
Quality92%
Features95%
Value95%
Overall92%

The Bottom Line: ADATA has raised the bar in terms of high capacity portable storage on a budget - the SD700 is definitely worth a look.

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca

DEDeutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf Amazon.de

Growing up in a small farm town, tech wasn't around, unless it was in a tractor. At an early age, Tyler's parents brought home their first PC. Tyler was hooked and learned what it meant to format a HDD, spending many nights reinstalling Windows 95. Tyler's love and enthusiast nature always kept his PC nearby. Eager to get deeper into tech, he started reviewing.

We openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. Please contact us if you wish to respond.

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles