ADATA is announcing the XPG SD700X external SSD featuring 3D TLC NAND. The SD700X is engineered to meet IEC IP68 dust and waterproofing standards, and is also military-grade shockproof. The gaming-themed SD700X is plug-n-play operational via USB 3.1 with Windows, Android, PS4 and Xbox One, providing instant access to additional storage capacity.
The SD700X is based on the SD700 external SSD, which received a prestigious iF Design Award. Both models meet the IEC IP68 standard for complete dust-tight protection, as well as being able to withstand 60 minutes of being submerged in 1.5m-deep water. The SD700X is a rugged yet gaming-styled storage solution that protects your precious game files, even if encountering drops, spills or dust exposure, and meets US Army MIL-STD-810G 516.6 standards.
ADATA has been steadily migrating their solid-state offerings over to 3D NAND Flash, which is faster performing than 2D NAND, as well as being more durable. Stacking flash in layers also creates higher densities in the same size footprint, without a directly corresponding cost increase. The 3D TLC NAND allows the SD700X to be offered in capacities of 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. The 1TB version has enough storage for dozens of large console or PC games in the 30GB-50GB file size range.
The SD700X is able to attain sequential read speeds of up to 440MB/s, partially due to featuring both a DRAM cache and some SLC caching. Gamers can expect a minimum 20% reduction in load times as compared to the HDDs normally found in consoles, as well as providing smoother asset streaming in-play for an improved and disruption-free experience. The SD700X, lacking any moving parts, is totally silent, operates cooler, and is significantly more resilient.
Availability and pricing have not yet been announced. For more information, you can visit the ADATA XPG SD700X external SSD product page here.