Apacer Thunderbird AST680S (240GB)
When we first received Apacer's Thunderbird AST680S SATA III SSD for review, we were pretty surprised to see that there were no audacious claims about its read and write speeds plastered anywhere on its packaging. This is kind of peculiar, as most SSD manufacturers would often leap at the chance to be able to boast how tremendously fast their SSDs are. With that said, would the omission of vital statistics on Apacer's part somehow imply that its SSD is going to fall short of your expectations? Let's find out.
The design of the AST680S isn't anything to write home
OCTOBER 2015 about, as it looks identical to most of the 2.5-inch form factor SSDs you'll find on the market. On its front, you'll find a carbon fiber sticker that bears the Thunderbird logo and the Apacer logo, while over on the back, you'll find a label that details the AST680S serial number and product code – and that's about it, really.
As the AST680S is resistant to vibrations of up to 20G, and shocks of up to a whopping 1,500G, you won't have to worry about your stored data vanishing into thin air if you were to unfortunately drop the drive on the ground. As such, it would be ideal for the AST680S