For the original German review, see here.
Solid State Drives also have their place as external media storage: fast access times, robustness, compact size and silent operation are big advantages. The only disadvantage is their steep price compared to conventional HDDs in external cases.
The ADATA SE720 is a relatively cheap external SSD with 128 GB in an elegant metal case. We liked the simple appearance and its straight design. But, unfortunately the surface is very prone to fingerprints and looks ugly quickly. The included padded plastic bag will solve this problem. The SSD can remain in the case if it is only used for a short time and the lining gives extra protection during carrying. However, we won't recommend using the drive in the bag for a long time since waste heat could have a negative impact on the lifetime of the drive.
Otherwise, ADATA only includes a small information sheet and a cable for connecting the USB 3.0 Micro B plug on the SSD to a standard USB 2.0 /3.0 type A interface.
The stability of the case is good and only yields slightly under strong pressure in its center. It seems the SSD is well prepared for all kinds of transport with the bag.
With 104 grams without cable and bag, the SSD is also very light compared to external HDDs. E.g. the HD 650 weighs 176 grams, and a 2 TB WD My Passport even reaches a high weight of 231 grams.