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HP P700 is a tiny USB Type-C SSD capable of 1000 MB/s transfer rates

HP P700 is a tiny USB Type-C SSD capable of 1000 MB/s transfer rates
HP P700 is a tiny USB Type-C SSD capable of 1000 MB/s transfer rates
The external drive is about two times faster than most SATA III SSDs by using the wider bandwidth available from USB Type-C ports.
Allen Ngo,

The HP P700 is the OEM's latest portable SSD that utilizes USB Type-C Gen. 2 speeds to maximize transfer rates. Whereas regular external HDDs top out at about 100 MB/s, the P700 advertises speeds of up to 10 times that.

Our 1 TB test unit here comes courtesy of BIWIN who is an official partner and reseller of HP drives. The unit has only a single USB Type-C port meaning you'll need either a USB Type-C to Type-C or USB Type-C to Type-A cable depending on your host system. Luckily, the retail package includes a Type-C to Type-A cable and a Type-C adapter.

Benchmarks do indeed show the SSD running close to the claimed 1000 MB/s in sequential read rates. Sequential write rates are a tad bit slower but still above 900 MB/s. Surface temperatures can approach 39 C if you plan on transferring files for long periods. Speeds begin to slow when dealing with 32 KB block sizes or smaller as is usual for SSDs.

Note that the drive will be compatible with USB Type-C Gen. 1 ports as well where bandwidth is still more than sufficient at 5 Gbps.

One small complaint about the drive is that there is no flashing LED to indicate activity. Servicing is also out of the question as there are no screws to speak of. Otherwise, we're surprised at how light and minimalist the aluminum casing is.

We don't have a price of launch date for the HP P700 just yet, but we will update this page once we do.

Capacity256 GB/512 GB/1 TB
InterfaceUSB 3.1 Gen. 2 Type-C (10 Gbps)
Max Transfer Rate1000 MB/s read, 1000 MB/s write
Size92 x 65 x 9.2 mm
Weight60 g
System RequirementsWindows 7, Mac OS X 10.9, Android 4.4+
Warranty3 years
ExFAT is the default volume setting out-of-the-box
ExFAT is the default volume setting out-of-the-box
Includes a short USB Type-A to Type-C cable, manual, and a USB Type-C adapter
Includes a short USB Type-A to Type-C cable, manual, and a USB Type-C adapter
Aluminum housing for the SSD. No other power source is required
Aluminum housing for the SSD. No other power source is required
Very small form factor fits comfortably in the pocket or backpack
Very small form factor fits comfortably in the pocket or backpack
CrystalDiskMark 7
CrystalDiskMark 7
Surface temperature after running CrystalDiskMark twice in a row
Surface temperature after running CrystalDiskMark twice in a row
AS SSD
AS SSD
ATTO
ATTO

Source(s)

https://biwintech.com/

BIWIN Storage and HP business partner

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Allen Ngo, 2020-04- 3 (Update: 2020-04-28)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.