Thursday, June 4th 2020

HP Unveils Portable SSD P500 1TB

HP today unveiled the Portable SSD P500. These drives come in capacities of 1 TB, and feature a USB 3.2 gen 1 interface, with a single connection handling both power and host connectivity. A USB type-C to type-A male-to-male capable, and a type-C to type-A adapter are included. The drive measures 79.1 mm x 53.9 mm x 10 mm (WxDxH), weighing 45.4 g, and features a solid aluminium body that comes in four color options - aquamarine, cherry red, gray, and silver; all with diamond-cut edges. As for performance, its OEM Biwin claims sequential read speeds of up to 420 MB/s sequential reads, and up to 255 MB/s sequential writes. The company didn't mention pricing.

Update 08:32 UTC: The HP P500 is currently retailing for 699 RMB - 899 RMB in China, which converts to $98 - $126, so 10-12 cents per GB.
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5 Comments on HP Unveils Portable SSD P500 1TB

#1
kayjay010101
"sequential read speeds of up to 420 MB/s sequential reads, and up to 255 MB/s sequential writes"
Wow, that's really bad.
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#2
low
Its like they took the Samsung T5 and put their logo on the case.
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#3
Mats
USB 3.2 gen 1 interface
low
Its like they took the Samsung T5 and put their logo on the case.
Yeah, same blue and red color, although they bothered to change the profile from radius to x².. :D
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#4
QUANTUMPHYSICS
I personally don't see the point of these SSD if the transfer speeds are limited to the USB interface.
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kayjay010101
QUANTUMPHYSICS
I personally don't see the point of these SSD if the transfer speeds are limited to the USB interface.
Marketing says USB 3.2 gen 2, post says gen 1. Either way, the slowest the USB interface could possibly be is 10Gbit/s, or 1250 MB/s. It's not limited by the USB interface in any way, it's just a slow ass drive.
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