Kogan 120GB Waterproof Portable SSD
A WATER-TIGHT SSD OFFERING.
SEAGATE DITCHED THE bulky shell of its Seven portable HDD a few years back, opting to use a thin metal case that hugged the hardware for a 7mm profile. Kogan’s 120GB Waterproof Portable SSD continues this trend with the first external SSD that’s as thin as the adapter plate that inserts in a USB Type A connection (or about the thickness of 30 pages of the print version of this magazine). It also occupies a footprint no bigger than a Tile bluetooth tracker with the accompanying USB 3.1 male-A to female-A connection being more bulky than the drive itself. While it’s pretty much just the paint protecting it, you can actually see the contours of the flash drive’s underlying architecture, the white hydrophobic coating seems to provide ample resistance for flash memory. The Waterproof Portable SSD is middle of the road in terms of speed with Sequential Q32T1 read speeds of 319.9MB/s and write speeds of 207.1 on CrystalDiskMark 5. It might not be the fastest portable drive available but with an RRP of $99, it is hard to beat for value.