Philips Debuts USB 3.0 External SSDs

Philips has announced three new external SSDs that feature USB 3.0 ports and have a thickness of just 0.8 cm. The drives will be available in capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. The company states that all three versions will be able to achieve read / write speeds of 240 MB/s and 140 MB/s, respectively.

The 128 GB variant of Philip's Portable SSD will arrive with a price of €129 ($166). We are still waiting for information on the pricing and availability of the 256 GB and 512 GB variants.


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  • Chairman Ray
    Not sure how many people will want these since most people use SSDs for OS and programs, and use online storage and usb drives for portability. The price isn't too bad though.
  • slomo4sho
    Since USB 3.0 flash drives already come in 128GB and 256GB varieties at a cheaper price point, what is the point of these drives?
  • ARICH5
    ya i dont understand how these can be benificial. just a more portable version of a external hdd. i gess since its 3.0 you can hotswap a hdd in effect?