HP has just announced the update of one of its most popular portable external storage solutions, the P500 SSD, which has just made an appearance with a new model of up to 1TB capacity, along with a significant improvement in read and write speeds, and a noticeable improvement in portability.
Specifications HP SSD P500
Compatibility: Windows 7 / Mac OS 10.10 / Android 5.1
Capacity: 250GB, 500GB or 1TB
Interface: USB-C 3.2 (Gen 1) to USB-A
Speed: 420 MB / s (read), 255 MB / s (write)
Size: 79.10 x 53.90 x 10mm
Weight: 45.4 grams
One of the best details of is a new P500 SSD is that, despite doubling the amount of storage available compared to its previous version, manages to keep its size and weight completely intact, thanks to the solid brushed aluminum chassis (available in the same four colors) and the same slim, compact design that make it so easy to carry in any pocket.
In addition, this model will also include a connectivity jump to the ports USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, allowing an increase in both sequential read and write, going from 370 and 200 MB / s, to 420 and 255 MB / s respectively.
However, at the moment the security and encryption details have not been revealed. Although an advanced security solution could be assumed with 256-bit AES encryption to help protect your essential files against corruption and data loss.
At the moment, that portable SSD storage unit has only been launched in China, reaching us with some disparate exit prices among the different providers, which encrypt this SSD between 699 and 899 yuan (a range approximate to the change of 87 and 112 euros), Thus, its storage / price ratio is quite economical, barely about 9 to 11 euros per GB.
Thus, and in the absence of official confirmation from HP, these devices are expected to arrive in Europe and America in the coming months, with a release date still included within this year.