Ultra-S Plus 128GB

by Ritek USA

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Backup Plus Fast (4TB)

by Seagate

backup plus fast portable back
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DashDrive Elite SE720 (128GB)

by Adata

ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720
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T11 (128GB)

by Silicon Power

Silicon Power T11
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Pros
  • Large capacity
  • Fast speeds for portable drive
  • Super slim and light
  • Fast AJA read and write speeds
  • Small and light
Cons
  • RAID 0 can increase potential failure rate
  • Heavier than single drive options
  • Small capacity
  • Gets hot with rapid reading and writing
At A Glance

Despite having two drive pressed together, Seagate's Backup Plus Fast drive gets all the power it needs from the host's USB port. And since the two drives are running in RAID 0, it delivers speeds faster than other portables with a single mechanical drive.

The DashDrive Elite SE720 from ADATA is a super skinny portable SSD that performed quite well in our AJA tests.

Performance in our Mac tests was erratic, probably due to the small size of the drive (128GB). If you're looking for a tiny Thunderbolt drive, you won't be disappointed, but don't expect over the top performance.

Specs

Storage

Drive size 128.0  GB      
Drive type Internal      

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces SATA-300      
Serial ATA SATA-300      

Performance

USB 3.0 Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

  212.0 155.0  
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

  171.0 279.0  
Write 10GB File

MB per second

  229.0 159.0  
Read 10GB File

MB per second

  234.0 322.0  
Write Video Files

MB per second

  235.0 330.0  
Read Video Files

MB per second

  235.0 343.0  

Thunderbolt Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

      116.0
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

      212.0
Write 10GB File

MB per second

      207.0
Read 10GB File

MB per second

      233.0
Write Video Files

MB per second

      333.0
Read Video Files

MB per second

      262.0