EMTEC Speedin X600 External SSD Review: Affordable, Portable Storage
Introducing The EMTEC Speedin' X600 SSD
The EMTEC Speedin' X600 is a USB 3.0-compatible drive available in 128GB, 256GB or 512GB capacities at affordable price points. And at just 94 x 54 x 12 mm and 50g in weight, it will easily fit into your pocket. Thanks to a sturdy all-composite design, it shouldn't break either, unless you're really trying to crush the thing.
Because it's USB 3 and not USB 3-C, the EMTEC Speedin' is not the fastest external solid state storage option you can get, and the benchmarks on the proceeding pages will show it's not a high-end drive on par with something like the Samsung T3. But for the money, you get some nice capacity in a rugged, tiny footprint, that could make it and ideal for mobile users in need of some responsive external storage.
We say mobile users because with its six-inch included cable, it's probably not ideal for a tower. The cable was too short for it to connect a USB port on my tower and also sit atop the case; I had to leave it hanging in mid-air. On a notebook, which will be seated on a table, the short cable would not be an issue.
|Model||X600 256GB||X600 512GB|
|Interface||Compatible with USB 3.0 (Gen.1, 5Gbps), 2.0|
|Dimensions||94 x 54 x 12 mm|
|Speed||Up to 320MB/sec|
|Security||EMTEC security software, password protection|
|Warranty||Limited 1-year (U.S.)|
Included with the EMTEC Speedin' X600 SSD is some basic documentation and a six inch USB 3.0 cable. EMTEC's security software, which can be used to encrypt the drive's contents, is included on the drive itself and also downloadable from its home page. The warranty on the drive is for two years in the European Union and one year everywhere else.