ADATA releases the industry’s first USB4 SE920 External SSD
Recently, ADATA unveiled the industry’s pioneering USB4 external SSD, christened the SE920. ADATA has heralded that this avant-garde SSD boasts a sequential read speed that soars up to a staggering 3800MB/s, while the sequential write speed reaches an impressive 3700MB/s with USB4 and 3200MB/s with Thunderbolt 4. In terms of storage capacity, the SE920 graces the market in two illustrious variants: 1TB and 2TB.
To ensure unswerving transmission efficiency, the SE920 encompasses a patented, distinctive design feature: its chassis can be elegantly unfurled to activate the intrinsic cooling fan. ADATA purports that in comparison to products with passive cooling mechanisms, the SE920 can commendably reduce temperatures by a tangible 10%. Given the predilection of SSD controllers to generate substantial heat, such a design is undoubtedly invaluable.
When the chassis remains pristinely retracted and the fan is dormant, the SE920’s dimensions gracefully condense to a mere 105 x 64.2 x 15.9mm, epitomizing compactness. Its weight, too, is feather-light, tipping the scales at just 181.52g.
The SE920 demonstrates commendable versatility, supporting a plethora of platforms, encompassing Windows 10/11, Linux Kernel 6, Android 13, and MacOS 13, along with their subsequent iterations. ADATA notes that the SE920 can seamlessly function on gaming consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, although its compatibility parallels that of typical external hard drives. For instance, games optimized exclusively for the Xbox Series X|S cannot be directly launched from this external drive.
Furthermore, besides its 40Gbps USB4 prowess, the SE920 exhibits backward compatibility with USB 3.2/2.0 standards. However, the accompanying cable provided is tailored to the USB4 Type-C to C specification.
ADATA bestows upon the SE920 a generous five-year limited warranty. As for the anticipated price point and distribution locales, ADATA remains reticent, revealing no additional specifics. Given the existing premium associated with Thunderbolt-supporting external SSDs, one might surmise that the SE920 would command a rather opulent price tag.