Apacer Thun­der­bird AST680S (240GB)

HWM (Malaysia) - - TEST -

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

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